Good news this
week for Chrysler: Company-wide sales jumped 16 percent in November from a year
ago, and a major reason is the new Toledo-made Jeep Cherokee.
Jeep sold 10,000
Cherokees in November. At Yark Chrysler in Sylvania Township, 50 were
of Cherokee got off to a shaky start. Chrysler held back the vehicle from
showroom floors while it tweaked transmission programming. But many feel the automaker
did the right thing, rather than releasing a faulty vehicle.
actually a good idea for Chrysler to push it off until they got the vehicle
completely right," said Yark salesman Ryan Ritzler. "There's a lot of pent-up
demand and that just increased sales for us."
The Cherokee was
Jeep's third best selling model in November, behind the Grand Cherokee and
Wrangler. All this contributed to Chrysler achieving its 44th consecutive month
of year-over-year sales growth.
Chrysler has huge strides with the product development," Ritzler said. "Definitely
a better quality car. But also the economy is coming around, rebates are
getting higher. All in all, it's a perfect storm."
He expects at
least 60 Cherokees to roll off Yark's lot in