PROOF of Jeep’s rediscovered but continued popularity in the UK is illustrated in recent new car registration figures for May.
The legendary 4x4 manufacturer registered 279 sales last month, the ninth consecutive monthly sales climb. This figure is up 218 per cent when compared with the same period last year.
The largest model in the current Jeep range, Grand Cherokee, performed exceptionally well again, registering 184 sales — an increase of 207 per cent over May 2013, according to figures supplied by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
All this comes just as Jeep prepares to launch its new Cherokee mid-size sports utility vehicle, or SUV, in the UK.
The car, available in two- or four-wheel drive, with 140hp and 170hp diesel engines and with the choice of six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission, will be on sale from this month.