New Cherokee Boosts Record November For Chrysler And Jeep In The UK

Huge interest in the new Jeep Cherokee has helped to boost the November sales figure of Chrysler and Jeep vehicles in the UK.

Registrations of Chrysler and Jeep cars climbed to 1,730 for November – the company’s best-ever for the month – and way ahead of last November’s 1,394 figure.

Much of this success is down to the latest version of the popular Jeep Cherokee, of which 573 units were sold during the month. The enhanced choice of 2.4 litre, 3.7 V6 and 2.5 CRD has helped. Another diesel version, the automatic-only 2.8 CRD will be available in dealer showrooms later this month.

Other notable successes were the 343 Chrysler PT Cruiser sales, the 216 Chrysler Voyagers and the 312 Jeep Grand Cherokees.

The news comes as the Chrysler Group in Auburn Hills, Michigan announces total International sales (for markets outside the United States, Canada and Mexico) were 15,377 – a four per cent increase over November 2001.

Chrysler PT Cruiser led the way with 3,251 units sold – a 54 per cent increase over the same month last year while Jeep brand sales were up seven per cent for the month with 7,098 units.

Simon Elliott, Managing Director of Chrysler and Jeep in the UK said: "I’m always happy when we are breaking records and here is another one. It’s a remarkable achievement.

"These November figures are a tribute to the hard work put in by our dealer network and everyone connected with Chrysler and Jeep. I am sure they will be a springboard for us to use as we go into 2003."

Published 12 December 2002 Melanie Carter

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