February 01, 2013

Chrysler Group LLC reports January 2013 US sales increased 16 per cent

Chrysler Group LLC reported US sales of 117,731 units, a 16 per cent increase compared with sales in January 2012 (101,149 units), and the group's best January sales since 2008.

The Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat brands each posted year-over-year sales
gains in January compared with the same month last year. The Dodge brand's 37 per cent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand in January. Chrysler Group extended its streak in January to 34-consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains.

"It's been a good week for the Chrysler Group. On Wednesday we announced full year 2012 profits of $1.7-billion and followed that with our January sales, up 16 per cent, marking our 34th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth," said Reid Bigland, Head of US Sales.

Five Chrysler Group vehicles recorded their best January sales. Setting a sales record for the month of January were the Fiat 500, the Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200 mid-size sedans, the Dodge Challenger muscle car, and the Jeep Patriot compact SUV. Sales of the Ram pickup truck, the volume leader in January, were up 14 per cent compared to the same month a year ago.

Chrysler Group finished the month with an 87-days supply of inventory (411,349 units). US industry sales figures for January are projected at an estimated 15.5-million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).


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