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.

The full 2014 Jeep brand line-up is available for viewing on Bayside’s online showroom, so go to for an up-close look at the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, and Wrangler Unlimited. You can also connect with Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Chrysler Hires 1,000 New Employees for Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee Demand

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Demand for the Jeep Wrangler and new Jeep Cherokee has been pushing employees at the Jeep plant in Toledo to work longer weeks, and rather than burn out their good full-time employees, Jeep has decided to hire as many as 1,000 new part-time employees at the plant.

This year, Chrysler has already hired 380 temporary part-time employees, but 50 of those employees have been upgraded to full-time status. To keep up with the production needs, however, the Toledo branch needs to bring on even more part-time help. Once these part-time employees are hired, many of the full-time employees who have been working 60-hour weeks will be able to work less, take more time off, and avoid burn-out.

Part-time hires at the Toledo plant will get up to 30 hours a week and will be paid $15.78 per hour plus some benefits including health insurance.

Toledo plant manager Chuck Padden praised his employees’ collective work ethic, saying, “Our people have been working a tremendous amount of hours. To get them more time off is important to us, to make sure they’re refreshed, and can work safely.”

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2016 Jeep Wrangler Jeep Variant?

UntitledWhat lies in store for the popular Jeep Wrangler?  The time has come for an update to the model and the question is what Jeep has in store for an evolution.

The new Jeep is planned to come out in 2016.  Bloomberg is reporting that Mike Manley, the Jeep President, had some remarks on just what that might mean for the Wrangler at the Geneva auto show.

“I’m a big fan of a Wrangler-based pickup,” Manley said.  Does that mean that Jeep Wrangler will be getting a truck variant when it is released?  There’s a good reason to think just that.  Jeep has big plans to help the globalization of the brand.  With new models being developed for Europe, a focus on the international market is what Fiat is planning on to help their sales.  Having a truck variant in that planning will give the brand the diversity it needs to succeed.

The future is bright for Jeep as Chrysler continues a trend of looking ahead.  Is the world ready for a Jeep Wrangler truck version?

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