Jeeps are some of the most recognizable vehicles on the road, and that has helped to contribute to impressive sales figures for the brand. That is certainly true of 2013, as Jeep set a global sales record for the second year in a row. It is also the fourth consecutive year its sales numbers increased.
More than 731,500 vehicles were sold throughout the 12 months of the year, which was significantly better than the 701,000 units moved in 2012. Perhaps more impressive was the extent of the increase - according to the brand, all Jeep vehicles experienced a double-digit rise in sales in the U.S. market. That was led by the Compass, Patriot and Wrangler models, all of which had their best-ever sales totals.
"Jeep vehicles have now recorded sales increases both globally and in the U.S. market for four consecutive years, with back-to-back global sales records," said Mike Manley, president and CEO of the brand. "Customers clearly appreciate the new Jeep vehicle lineup that delivers vastly improved on-road driving dynamics and fuel efficiency, in addition to legendary, benchmark 4x4 capability."
Anyone driving a Jeep is likely aware of the many benefits of the brand, including a resistance to auto repair and impressive array of off-road capabilities. It seems like drivers outside the U.S. are noticing this as well, as sales are up by nearly 30 percent in the Asia-Pacific region as well.