(from an DaimlerChrysler press release)
Jeep(R) brand sales of 39,618 units were 11 percent better than February 2005 sales of 35,756 units. Sales of the Jeep brand were helped by the enthusiastic reception of the Jeep Commander, which posted sales of 7,091 units. February results for the Jeep Commander were 68 percent higher than January 2006 results of 4,209 units and set a new sales record for the vehicle and confirming consumers’ desire for a seven-passenger Jeep vehicle.
Jeep Wrangler continued to maintain its position as a leader in the small SUV segment by posting sales of 5,673 units, an increase of 9 percent over February 2005 sales of 5,198 units.
“As we move into the spring selling season, our recent product introductions like the Dodge Caliber and Jeep Commander continue to attract new customers,” said Gary Dilts, Chrysler Group Senior Vice President – Sales. “We eagerly anticipate the arrival of 10 all-new products this year and are well-positioned to offer a full range of new, distinctive vehicles as the economy looks to gain momentum going forward.”
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