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Jeep sales are up compared to this time last year

Sales numbers show Jeep sales are already up this year compared to last year. Union President Bruce Baumhower says it's a good sign for Jeep as well as Toledo.

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Sales numbers show Jeep sales are already up this year compared to last year.

Union President Bruce Baumhower says it's a good sign for Jeep as well as Toledo.

"This is one of the reasons why we want to keep the Wrangler here, because some people have said, 'why do you care what you build,' well this is a great example of why we care what we build," said Baumhower.

Numbers show that Jeep Cherokee sales in January and February are up 31 percent from last year. Wrangler sales are up 22 percent.

"The hits just keep on coming - It's a phenomenal growth story that everybody keeps thinking is going to slow down. I don't think it's going to slow down, I think it's going to continue," said Baumhower.

Chrysler has recently announced their plans to take the Jeep brand global by building 1,400 more Jeep dealers in Europe, which means more exporting and more growth.

"It's economic stability - start out with 75 years worth, and that has continued growth, and I see that growth continuing in the next couple of years, growing even more so when Chrysler continues to take the brand global," said Baumhower.

Jeep has also announced they are adding jobs and hiring skilled trade workers. For more details on those jobs and qualifications, visit

www.chryslercareers.com
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