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 4x4 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.

ModelU.S. MarketOutside of U.S.Total WorldwideU.S. Share
Cherokee (old KK)030300.0%
Cherokee (new KL)15,9925,22221,21475.4%
Grand Cherokee18,0689,27427,34266.1%
*Includes 7 Wrangler CKD (completely knocked down) kits
Special thanks to Ralph Kisiel at Chrysler his assistance.