Jeep has been Fiat-Chrysler’s fastest growing brand this year.

2014 was a record year for Jeep, and August of 2015 was a record month, as the brand expects more growth this year.

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Parent firm Fiat-Chrysler allowed WWJ AutoBeat Reporter Jeff Gilbert to take a Jeep Compass through some tough trails in the back country of the company’s Chelsea, Michigan proving grounds.

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Jeff took the vehicle over bumps, down steep hills, and through a stream.

We also talk with Jeep CEO Mike Manley about why customers are buying SUV’s in big numbers.

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