July sales of Chrysler's Jeep Grand Cherokee rose 76% to 9,499. For the first seven months, sales rose 107% to 63,869.
Overall, Jeep brand sales rose 46% to 38,691 in July. For the first seven months, Jeep brand sales are up 49% to 227,615. In July, the Jeep Wrangler set an all-time sales record, with sales up 46% to 14,355, while sales of the compact SUV Jeep Compass rose 240% to 4,430.
In fact, all five Jeep brand models posted a sales increase in July. Overall Chrysler sales rose 20% to 112,026 and Dodge sales rose 9% to 33,653. "In a market that remains tougher than a cheap steak, we were able to produce our highest retail sales in more than three years," said Reid Bigland, CEO of the Dodge brand, in a prepared statement.