Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCAU) - Get Report Jeep Chief Mike Manley believes the unit's 2017 U.S. sales should rise or be on pace with last year's figures.

"Full year, I think it's going to be a close run thing, we'll be up or flat. Right now we're down, it was planned and I think it was the right thing for the brand," Manley told reporters at a Jeep event, according to Reuters.