January 05, 2013

Chrysler Group LLC reports December 2012 US sales increased 10 per cent

Chrysler Group LLC reported US sales of 152,367 units, a 10 per cent increase compared with sales in December 2011 (138,019 units), and the group's best December sales since 2007.

The Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat brands each posted year-over-year
sales gains in December compared with the same month last year. The Fiat brand's 59 per cent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand for the month. December marked Chrysler Group's 33rd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.

For the year, Chrysler Group sales totaled 1,651,787 units, up 21 per cent compared with sales in 2011. The Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat brands each recorded significant sales gains during 2012 compared with sales in the previous year. The Jeep brand's 13 per cent sales increase in the US helped push its global sales to an all-time record in 2012. Seven Chrysler Group models set annual sales records in 2012.

"Chrysler Group ended 2012 on a strong note with December sales up 10 per cent and our best December sales since 2007," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO - Dodge Brand and Head of US Sales. "Looking back on 2012, we were again one of the fastest growing automakers in the country with total sales up 21 per cent. We also recorded 33-consecutive months of year-over-year sales growth and our strongest annual sales in five years. Finally, seven of our vehicles recorded their best ever annual sales in 2012 demonstrating how the quality, design and fuel efficiency of our product line up continues to resonate with consumers."


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