More and more, car makers today are trying to nab their share of the wildly popular subcompact SUV market. FCA’s five-year plan has gone off without a hitch and the Jeep brand has the sales to back it up. In August of this year alone, Jeep experienced an impressive 49 percent increase over July sales.
Cherokee Dominates SUV Market
Overall, Jeep sold 68,766 vehicles last month, with the Cherokee coming out on top. A total of 18,674 units were sold making it Jeep’s best sales month to date.
Even the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the iconic Wrangler, descendant of the Willys MB, came in trailing the new compact SUV.
Let’s take a look at a few of the features that give the Jeep models their public appeal.
First of all, it’s an off-road vehicle that boasts superior performance on the most rugged trails, while displaying the comfort of home on the urban streets of the city.
The Cherokee’s leading edge 4×4 integrated systems include 4-low and rear locker capabilities, which translates to low range for rock crawling, neutral mode for flat towing, and brake traction control for all-weather performance.
A class-first nine-speed automatic transmission is paired with the Cherokee’s new 2.4L Multi-Air Tigershark 14 engine that gets nearly 490 highway miles to the gallon. Add that to the brand-specific, rear axle disconnect feature and Jeep just increased this model’s fuel efficiency exponentially.
But the brand didn’t stop there. They took it one step further and created the Renegade.
2015 Jeep Renegade
Jeep jumped into the subcompact SUV ring with the Renegade, way before industry experts began to surmise that this segment of the market would reach about 2 million in sales in 2014 alone.
Off-road enthusiasts are sure to appreciate the characteristics of the all-new Renegade, which includes a 20:1 crawl ratio – thanks to the Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 system, the new Select -Terrain system featuring Renegade’s Rock mode setting, and a 0.8 inch lift, complete with off-road suspension and hill descent control.
All of this capability is balanced with five-passenger seating, loads of cargo room, and creative little storage spaces that come in just as handy in the city.
Off-road performance, capability and interior comfort and convenience – just a few reasons Mancari’s of Oak Lawn thinks Jeep will continue to dominate the compact SUV market! Stop over to our top Chicago Jeep Dealership and browse through our selection of new and pre-owned Jeep models. We offer only the highest quality vehicles on our showroom floor.