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Jeep set global sales record in 2013

by Drew Johnson

For the second straight year Jeep has set a new worldwide sales record.

Chrysler's Jeep brand has set an all-time record with 731,565 global sales in 2013. Last year was the second consecutive year that Jeep has broken its own annual sales record.

Following a record-setting 2012 that saw Jeep deliver 701,626 vehicles worldwide, the off-road marque increased its 2013 global sales by 4 percent to 731,565 units. Jeep's 2013 global sales were helped by strong demand from the United States and the Asia-Pacific region.

"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 - Jeep 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.”

In the U.S., Jeep's sales inched up by 3 percent to 490,454 units. Jeep's sales expanded by 26 percent in the Asia-Pacific region, including a 29 percent growth spurt in China.

The Grand Cherokee was easily Jeep's best seller in 2013, racking up 255,005 global deliveries. The Wrangler was second with 210,715 sales, followed by the Compass (121,626 units), Patriot (103,577 units) and Cherokee (31,330 units).

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