News Jeep is by Far the Hottest American Brand in Japan

14:19  05 october  2017
14:19  05 october  2017 Source:   msn.com

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Japan is a notoriously tough market for non- Japanese automakers, but Jeep is bucking the trend.

Read the story of Jeep 's success in Japan , a country other U.S. car brands have all but quit. After taking the title for the most American -made automotive brand in the United States last year, Jeep is slowly expanding its Japanese operations to become the best-selling U.S. marque in the country.

  Jeep is by Far the Hottest American Brand in Japan © Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Japanese drivers really like Japanese cars. The people of Japan are so loyal to their home market that they mostly only defect from Japanese cars if they’re in the market for something exotic or high-end.



For example, Ferrari outsells Chevy, Lamborghini outsells Cadillac, and Ford recently pulled out of Japan altogether. Even bringing the Mustang to Japan for the first time just couldn’t get Japanese drivers excited about Ford.

However, there’s one exception to this rule: Jeep. Automotive News reports that while still selling a rather low volume compared with Japanese competition, the iconic off-road brand has moved 6,344 units from the beginning of January 2017 through August. By comparison, the next most successful Detroit car brand in Japan is Chevy, having only sold 373 vehicles in the same time frame. Jeep’s sales in Japan have risen 6.9 percent in the first three months of 2017 putting making it the seventh most successful import brand to Japan.

Genius Youtuber Adds Pressurized Water Tank To His Jeep Wrangler

  Genius Youtuber Adds Pressurized Water Tank To His Jeep Wrangler You have got to give this Youtube user Eddie Zarick a round of applause for his creativity. Not only did he build a pressurized water system in his Jeep Wrangler, but he utilized his rear bumper as his reservoir. According to the video, the rear bumper of Zarick's Jeep Wrangler holds approximately seven gallons of water if the drain holes are properly sealed. Realizing he didn't need to incorporate and additional tank to achieve a water supply, this creative firefighter (IAFF sticker) decided to install a compact pump neatly behind the rear axle. As you an see in the video, the water faucet is cleanly installed into the back right body panel of the jeep and sealed carefully to prevent rusting. The truly genius part about the system is the pump only turns on when the water pressure drops below 45 PSI. So the system creates zero (or nearly zero) draw on the battery while the hose is not in operation. This is definitely one of the more creative innovations we have seen on a Jeep, but we are confident one of you has done something equally impressive. Let us hear about it in the comments below. If you are looking to do this on your own Jeep, Eddie has been kind enough to make a "how to" video. This article was originally published on TheDrive.

Jeep is a brand of American automobiles that is a division of FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group, LLC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian- American corporation Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Jeep has been a part of Chrysler since 1987, when Chrysler acquired the Jeep brand

Jeep ’s success in Japan comes at an interesting time for the brand and during a stage where President Trump wants to sell more American -made That an Italian owned American brand needed European engineers and designers to make a compact SUV palatable to Japanese tastes.

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A couple particularly successful Jeeps in Japan are the Renegade and the Wrangler. Japan likes the Renegade because of its compact size, making it good for narrow roads, and Japan is the fourth-biggest market in the world for the Wrangler.

So why does Japan like Jeep so much? The main reason is that Jeep is actively working to cater to the Japanese market. Jeep offers all of its models in right-hand-drive, tweaks drivetrains to meet eco-car incentives, offers Japanese navigation systems, and is generous with folding side mirrors which are handy for Japan’s tight parking spots.

Jeep doesn’t just ship SUVs to its Japanese dealers hoping that they’ll catch on. Jeep teaches its products to speak Japanese and it’s paying off.

This article was originally published on TheDrive.com

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