Jeep Grand Cherokee sales are up 37 percent through April, and Chrysler has already sold nearly 50,000 units in 2012, placing the flagship Jeep model ahead of all other Pentastar vehicles, save for the Ram pickup.

That demand will be keeping the Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit open through the July 4 holiday period, according to The Detroit News. Big Three plants have traditionally shut down for two weeks in July to facilitate model-year changeover, though that process will be accomplished with the lines running this year, according to the report.

Jefferson North is already running overtime including some Saturdays to keep up with demand for both the Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango. Sales of the Dodge model are up seven percent this year.


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      DrSandman
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good for them! I couldn't wait for the diesel or 8sp tranny; I need a new Jeep by the end of this month. Ours will be delivered in ~2 weeks. It's finished "Paint" yesterday, and is in "Trim" today. It's VERY cool to get the email status updates from Jeep telling you where YOUR Jeep is in the assembly.
      carnut0913
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lovin mine
      • 2 Years Ago
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        omgcool
        • 2 Years Ago
        Lot easier done when Daimler isn't leaching funds. I'm glad this storied company is back to making world-class products.
      Wintrode
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just wait until the diesels start coming out!
      Hamzah Mahmood
      • 2 Years Ago
      Put your hands up for Detroit.
      404 not found
      • 2 Years Ago
      Want an SRT8 Jeep. So. Much.
      benzaholic
      • 2 Years Ago
      A very competent platform, exterior designs like we all know Chrysler can do, now with modern engine choices. Good to see that combination gets well rewarded by the market. As has already been mentioned, if/when they add a competent, modern diesel choice, look out.
      RocketRod
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hey Guys, Already have the Diesel her in Oz and mine is fantastic! IT is seriously fast!(for Diesel) and tows 3500kg(7700lbs) I have had a best fuel figure of 38MPG on highway at 60MPH and that drops to 34MPG at 72 MPH worst figure Ive seen in 10,000 miles has been 17MPG towing a pop top caravan at 65 MPH I love the Diesel WAY more go than Pentastar and I am sure gives the HEMI a good shake as well.PS top speed is 127 MPH gotta like that!
      razorpit
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would hate to buy one of the vehicles made over the 4th. If drinking and smoking weed happens on a normal workday I could only imagine what's going to be happening over the holiday...
      Jonathan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Never been a fan of Jeep or the GC and it's not because theirs anything wrong with either one but their just not my kind of vehicle . Test-drove the GC SRT8 last week and I can no longer say that I'd never own any Jeep product . I am going to be buying an SRT 8 GC in the next 3 months . I really like the look of the Dodge Durango better but it sadly lacks an SRT 8 version . I don't see why the Durango doesn't get an SRT 8 version . They could easily go into the SRT partsbin and SRT's vast knowledge of performance and make an SRT 8 Durango that is lower,sportier looking, and has more sports car like handling and it wouldn't hurt the GC SRT 8's sales .
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hope nobody had any big 4th of July plans.
      viperbono
      • 2 Years Ago
      Congrats Chrysler again!!
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