Jeep Sells Record Number of Redesigned Wranglers

The Jeep Wrangler is a rugged SUV that bears a resemblance to military vehicles and has historically been meant for enthusiasts interested in plowing through giant mud puddles and crawling up boulders.

But Jeep is selling a record number of the new Wranglers, as U.S. car buyers show ever greater favor for trucks and sport utility vehicles.

Fiat Chrysler said it sold 27,829 Wranglers in March, a 70 percent increase over the year previous. That was more than any other Jeep model, including the Cherokee, which sold 23,764 units, a 63 percent increase over last year.

Jeep sales overall set a new record, rising 45 percent to 98,382 vehicles.

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