Jeep sales are soaring

Jeep sales are soaring

MAUMEE, OH (WTOL) - With all the Jeep celebrations going on this week, maybe you've considered buying one for yourself. Well, you wouldn't be the only one.

Toledo-made vehicles are in higher demand than ever before.

Reports of the best selling months in the company's history hit more than ever before in both March and May of 2018.

That comes after January and February had a reported sales increase of 14 percent.

It's been a strong summer as well, even though typically, SUVs don't sell this time of year.

"Toledo is Jeep, Jeep is Toledo. We've been here since, what, the 1940s when I think it was American Motor Coach, and then obviously Jeep took over. I mean, Jeep is America's best known brand. You know, it's the American brand," Dan Barchick, Sales Manager at Charlie's Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram said.

The numbers produced by Fiat Chrysler indicate the Jeep brand is performing exceptionally well; especially for the new model, next generation Wranglers.

Dealerships are finding that as Americans favor SUVs over cars, many are buying them now more for their day-to-day vehicles, rather than the traditional off-road capabilities that helped make the Jeep so iconic.

"Anyone who's ever purchased or owned a Wrangler, they know kind of the cult mentality behind it, the Jeep mentality behind it. Obviously the Jeep wave that many of you probably do if you have a Wrangler," said Barchick.

If the Wrangler isn't quite what you're looking for, the company has plenty of other Jeep models to offer.

There's a new body style on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee as well to check out, as well as newly popular Compass, and luxury Grand Cherokee.

"That's always the car that we wanted, and this is where we came, and everyone's super friendly here, and it works good,"  Toledo local, Brittany Whittenberg said of the Chrysler Jeep Ram.

Before he passed away last month, late CEO, Sergio Marchionne said that the brand still has more room to grow.

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