Jeep sales soar in Europe
In December, Jeep sales rose 47.8 percent in Europe versus December 2010, while the industry declined 5.8 percent. "The increase in Jeep sales in Europe is evidence that Chrysler Group's integration with the Fiat Group is clearly working," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand. "Much of the Jeep brand's success in Europe can be attributed to a strengthened dealer network, as well as a rollout of new Jeep models for the European market - including the incorporation of Fiat's fuel- and emissions-saving MultiJet II technology on the new 3.0-liter CRD engine that powers the Grand Cherokee."
In addition to increases in Europe, Jeep brand sales rose 44 percent in the U.S. in 2011, and 41 percent globally. By Joseph Szczesny