June 05, 2013

Chrysler Group LLC reports May 2013 US sales increased 11 per cent; best in six years

Chrysler Group LLC reported US sales of 166,596 units, an 11 per cent increase compared with sales in May 2012 (150,041 units), and the group's best May sales since 2007.

The Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in May compared
with the same month a year ago. The Ram Truck brand's 24 per cent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand in May. Chrysler Group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 38-consecutive months in May.

"Our best May sales in six years enabled us to extend our sales streak to 38-consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains," said Reid Bigland, Head of US sales. "We continue to see strong retail sales throughout our product lineup as eight Chrysler Group vehicles set sales records in May, including best sales ever by the Jeep Wrangler and Compass."

The Jeep Compass' 42 per cent increase was the largest sales gain of any Jeep brand vehicle in the month. Sales of the flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee were up 21 per cent in May compared with the same month a year ago, its best May sales in eight years. All Jeep brand vehicles in production recorded year-over-year sales gains in May.

Eight Chrysler Group vehicles set sales records in the month of May. The Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Compass SUVs each recorded their best sales ever. In addition, the Dodge Avenger and Dodge Challenger, the Fiat 500, the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan, and the Ram pickup truck were among the Chrysler Group vehicles that registered their best sales for the month of May.

Chrysler Group finished the month with a 62-days supply of inventory (398,869 units). US industry sales figures for May are projected at an estimated 15.5-million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).


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