Jeep is First American Automaker to Return to the Tokyo Motor Show
Jeep will be the first American automaker to return to the Tokyo Motor Show after an eight year absence. Though foreign-brand car sales in Japan have declined about six percent in the first four months of this year, Jeep sales were up 21 percent over the same period.
That would explain why Jeep is returning to the Tokyo Motor Show even when fellow Detroit automakers such as Ford, General Motors, and even Chrysler are not. The Big Three had originally walked away from the show after the 2007 event because of the global economic crisis and haven’t come back since.
But now Jeep is the best-selling American brand in Japan. It will be part of an eight-vehicle, four-brand showcase overseen by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Japan. Joining it will be cars from Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Abarth, as well as 13 other foreign makes.
Sierra Motors Chrysler is happy to once more be looking forward to the Tokyo Motor Show!