According to figures released this morning, Jeep sales jumped nearly 45% in March as deliveries of the Compass exploded by triple digits and propelled the brand to a new monthly benchmark.
Compass turnover skyrocketed 553%, and sales of every other Jeep model were up by double digits.
Jeep Sales for March 2018
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Jeep easily beat Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota to be the top-selling utility brand in March — and actually outsold the combined Toyota-Lexus results, as well as the Ford-Lincoln combination.
FCA was second only to General Motors in total utility deliveries last month, and was runner-up in first-quarter turnover.
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 just-auto.com, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the site contact form.