There is a huge shift heading the way of Jeep and one of the biggest victims is going to be the sales leader, the Jeep Cherokee. The FCA wants the Jeep Wrangler to be the best seller around the world, not just in the US.
Over in the US the Jeep Wrangler has managed to beat the sales of the Jeep Cherokee and this applies to monthly and year to date sales. It is hoped that this is a trend that is going to continue.
The Jeep Cherokee has been moved away from production at the plant in Toledo and the Wrangler is going to be boosted to 450,000 units from 240,000, which is an increase of 87.5%.
The Renegade is slowly eclipsing the compact crossover and this applies to both directly and indirectly. When it comes to the international market there hasn’t been any other nameplate from Jeep that has managed to come close to the sales growth rate of the Renegade.
Since the vehicle was introduced last year, around 70% of sales have been made to none US owners and it is thought that if the way it has been selling continues, it would overtake sales of the jeep Cherokee and become the best-selling model internationally.
Thanks to the Jeep Wrangler being so popular and it being boosted in sales, it will play its part in taking over the Jeep Cherokee in the global market. But when it comes to the US things are different as the platform used on the Renegade is going to be the same used on the replacement for the Patriot and the Jeep Compass.