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Jeep global sales record (Updated with model sales)

by Bill Cawthon on

Last month, worldwide sales of Jeep brand vehicles topped the 100,000 mark for the first time and U.S. sales blew past the previous record of 59,974 new vehicles, set in April of this year, by more than 10,000 units.

May’s global record of 100,207 deliveries beat the previous record of 85,404 units by a healthy 14,803 sales. That record was also set in April of this year.

“After setting back-to-back annual sales records the past two years, the Jeep brand has now set three consecutive monthly sales records – topping 100,000 global sales and 70,000 U.S. sales in May,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “It is clear that customers across the globe value the unique balance of legendary 4×4 capability and significantly improved fuel efficiency and on-road driving dynamics that the Jeep SUV lineup delivers. We look forward to continuing Jeep sales momentum in 2014, especially as the all-new Renegade arrives in Europe in the fourth quarter.”

While the Wrangler was May’s best-seller in the U.S., the Grand Cherokee remains the worldwide champion with 27.3% of total Jeep sales for the month. The Compass, a distant fourth in America, is the second-most popular Jeep model elsewhere. 44.5% of all Compass deliveries take place outside of the U.S. It’s probably no surprise to learn the Patriot is more popular here than abroad.

Model U.S. Market Outside of U.S. Total Worldwide U.S. Share
Compass 8,666 6,949 15,615 55.5%
Patriot 8,242 2,735 10,977 75.1%
Wrangler* 19,235 5,787 25,022 76.9%
Cherokee (old KK) 0 30 30 0.0%
Cherokee (new KL) 15,992 5,222 21,214 75.4%
Liberty 0 7 7 0.0%
Grand Cherokee 18,068 9,274 27,342 66.1%
Total 70,203 30,004 100,207 70.1%
*Includes 7 Wrangler CKD (completely knocked down) kits

Special thanks to Ralph Kisiel at Chrysler his assistance.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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