Jeep is seeing a big shift and the Jeep Cherokee is going to be the biggest victim of the changes. The FCA is going to boost the Wrangler so that it becomes not only the most well-known nameplate along with being the best-seller around the world and in the US.
The Jeep Wrangler has gone international and this means that it has finally beat the sales of the Cherokee for the first time in month sales and year to date sales. The FCA is hoping that this is going to continue to be the case for some time to come.
Jeep has also moved the production of the Cherokee away from the Toledo plant and so the Jeep Wrangler is going to be boosted in production to 450,000, which is an increase of 87.5% which is a boost from the 240,000 vehicles.
The crossover is being taken over by the Jeep Renegade slowly both directly and indirectly. Internationally there hasn’t been a nameplate that has been able to come close to the sales growth of the Jeep Renegade.
Around 70% of the sales have been to buyers outside of the USA and if it keeps up the pace internationally that it has enjoyed then the Renegade may overtake the sales of the Cherokee to become the top-seller outside of the US.
However in the US things are different as the platform that was used for the Jeep Renegade is going to be used on the Patriot and Compass replacement.