Bland Compass, Patriot Help Jeep Hit One Million Sales

Deep down, the executives at Jeep have to have mixed feelings. On the one hand, sales globally hit one million in 2014, which probably means fat bonuses all around. On the other hand, that success comes on the backs of models like the Compass and the Patriot. They’re the two least-likely Jeeps in the stable but they had their best sales ever in the United States. RELATED: This Shop Wants to Make a Jeep Wrangler Hellcat Remember when Porsche started building SUVs? Everybody hated that but sales exploded. Same with the Compass, which is arguably trail rated, and the Patriot. It’s like Jeep started building cars. Maybe the Jeep Renegade, which I’m driving later this month, will make folks forget the Compass and Patriot (but it is built on a Fiat 500L platform - so it could be considered another Jeep car). Fortunately, the truest Jeep of group — and our personal favorite — the Wrangler also had a record sales year in the U.S. All Jeep models record increased sales globally and in U.S. RELATED: See the Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition Here are the numbers if you are into those kind of things. 2014 sales total surpassed 2013’s previous record of 731,565 units with U.S. sales increasing 41 percent to a record 692,348 units. Sales were led globally and in the U.S. by Grand Cherokee (279,567 global; 183,786 U.S.), Cherokee (236,289 global; 178,508 U.S.), Wrangler (234,579 global; 175,328 U.S.), Compass (134,629 global; 61,264 U.S.), and Patriot (122,387 global; 93,462 U.S.). _____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide