Jeep Sales Posts Best First Quarter in Years

Jeep CherokeeAs the first quarter of 2014 wraps up, Jeep is posting record sales for the month of March and setting up the brand for its strongest sales in recent years.

In March, the Jeep brand posted a 41 percent sales increase compared to March in 2013, selling a reported 5,081 units. The sales numbers for the first quarter of 2014 came out to 12,800 units sold by the Jeep Brand, the best first quarter ever recorded by Jeep brand.

Sales for the Jeep brand were propelled by the Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Wrangler, the brand’s top three vehicles. The Jeep Wrangler alone had an 11 percent sales increase compared to March 2013.

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Jeep Announces New SUV Model

libertyAs part of a bigger expansion plan, Jeep has announced that it will be producing a smaller SUV model at its plant in Melfi, Italy.

This new SUV is not the previously announced replacement for the Jeep Compass and Patriot but rather a whole new model. Even though the new, smaller SUV will be built in Italy, Jeep plants in the United States have no need to fear. The Compass/Patriot replacement will be built in the United States, and Chrysler currently plans on adding over 1,100 workers to the Toledo plant next year.

Chrysler’s majority owner Fiat expects that production of this smaller SUV and another new Fiat model at the Melfi plant will help the local economy as well as increase auto sales in Europe. Also, the Melfi plant has been underutilized of late, and it makes sense to put it to good use.

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Jeep Fans: What to Expect in 2013

Christmas is right around the corner and New Years right behind that. For Jeep fans, a new year beings with it a new outlook for the brand.

Motor Authority has the break down of what to expect from Jeep in 2013. First up will be the big reveal of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Plans for the unveiling are set for the Detroit Auto Show in January of 2013. Not much is known at this point other than a modern style change. There is a new 3.0 liter V-6 turbodiesel variant known as the “Eco-Diesel.” Estimates have it at 241 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque with 28 mpg fuel economy.

Next up will be the new Liberty Jeep has planned for May 2013. The auto maker wants to help the Liberty capture a whole new part of the driving community by designing it to be more comparable to the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. In order to accomplish that goal, the new jeep will be lighter and “better behaved on the road” while still having a next generation all-wheel-drive.

After that, at an unspecified date, Jeep will be bringing out a new kit for the Wrangler. What this is exactly is unknown at this point, but there is some rumors. Jeep is only saying that it’ll allow drivers to do something they’ve never been able to do before.

Also on the list for things to happen in Jeep over the course of the year will be replacing the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Patriot. Speculation has it that the platform responsible for this years new Dodge Dart will be used for the crossover.

There will be plenty more details and surprise as the year comes to be. Nice to know what to be excited from Jeep. Check out the current Jeep line-up online at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge. You can view our new and pre-owned inventory on our website. Like us on Facebook and follow our Twitter to see more Jeep news and eals!