2018 Jeep Wrangler posts highest sales month ever, nearly outselling the Camry

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That's pretty impressive... although it's also a sign of our times since the Rav4 overtook the Camry as their top selling vehicle.

I'm glad I went with Punk'n. I have a feeling I'll be seeing a lot of JL's on the road this summer!
I ordered punkn too, you'll have to change your color now. I want to be the only one!

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Says to me that Jeep is doing much better in sales than any other FCA brand. I can also tell you that at least at the dealer I bought my Jeep from, the JLs generally have a faster turn around time than the JKs but that is just one dealer that I pay attention to.

The numbers will probably drop off once the JKs are all sold but I still expect the JL to keep up similar or higher sales than the JK, if the 2 door ever reaches production. I've had people that would never consider a wrangler get very interested when they see mine, so the JL is drawing in a lot of interest from people that would otherwise buy something else.
Like I always like to say, time will tell, I will be very curious how sales are going in 1 year.
 

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Yeah. No... the JKs aren’t on clearance and aren’t appreciably cheaper, this has more to do with a good economy and the new JL model.
I strongly disagree. A JK Sport with a few options is no where near $40,000. Go to a lot and try to find a JL nicely equipped for under $35,000 and send us a pic. Ain't happening.

The pricing is HUGELY different between the two, which is driving sales. Also, the buzz around the new model is also driving sales of the old one, much like how when the new Chevy Colorado debuted with all it's fanfare, the 10 year old Nissan Frontier actually saw a big increase in sales.

New models get people into dealerships. Prices then cause the old models to sell better.

It's also the reason why vehicles like the Dodge Demon exist. They know few people can afford one, but it causes sales of lesser Challengers to increase due to the buzz.

Anybody who's been sitting on the fence will now jump off and make the purchase because they heard the JLs are going way up in price, which they clearly did.
 

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I strongly disagree. A JK Sport with a few options is no where near $40,000. Go to a lot and try to find a JL nicely equipped for under $35,000 and send us a pic. Ain't happening.

The pricing is HUGELY different between the two, which is driving sales. Also, the buzz around the new model is also driving sales of the old one, much like how when the new Chevy Colorado debuted with all it's fanfare, the 10 year old Nissan Frontier actually saw a big increase in sales.

New models get people into dealerships. Prices then cause the old models to sell better.
The three dealerships around me have a fair amount of JKs on the lot that have been there for a while, the JLs however never sit more than a few days. I'd imagine that's pretty consistent around the country. I think your logic is a bit off
 

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I strongly disagree. A JK Sport with a few options is no where near $40,000. Go to a lot and try to find a JL nicely equipped for under $35,000 and send us a pic. Ain't happening.

The pricing is HUGELY different between the two, which is driving sales. Also, the buzz around the new model is also driving sales of the old one, much like how when the new Chevy Colorado debuted with all it's fanfare, the 10 year old Nissan Frontier actually saw a big increase in sales.

New models get people into dealerships. Prices then cause the old models to sell better.

It's also the reason why vehicles like the Dodge Demon exist. They know few people can afford one, but it causes sales of lesser Challengers to increase due to the buzz.

Anybody who's been sitting on the fence will now jump off and make the purchase because they heard the JLs are going way up in price, which they clearly did.
I should remind you that yes, a JK Sport is nice and affordable, a JK Rubicon will still easily clear 40 grand. It's all on the option levels. There were JKs on the lot that were more expensive than my JL when I bought mine.
 

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Like I always like to say, time will tell, I will be very curious how sales are going in 1 year.
Same here, I'm wondering how well the JT will be selling by that time myself. Or the Diesel JLU.
 

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The three dealerships around me have a fair amount of JKs on the lot that have been there for a while, the JLs however never sit more than a few days. I'd imagine that's pretty consistent around the country. I think your logic is a bit off
Completely the opposite here. All three of my local dealers have lots of JKs and JLs and they ALL have been sitting for a while, but the JKs sell faster.

In fact, out of the 10 JLs that the dealer I bought from had on the lot back in mid April when I got mine, I bet I could check their website right now and 8 or 9 of them are still sitting there.
 

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