October 02, 2013

Chrysler Group LLC reports September '13 US sales increased slightly; best September sales since 2007

Chrysler Group LLC reported US sales of 143,017 units, a 1 per cent increase compared with sales in September 2012 (142,041 units), and the group's best September sales since 2007.

The Chrysler, Dodge and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales
gains in September compared with the same month a year ago. The Ram Truck brand's 8 per cent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand during the month. Chrysler Group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 42-consecutive months in September.

"Even though industry sales dipped during September, Chrysler Group still managed to eke out a slight sales increase for the month," said Reid Bigland, Head of US Sales. "Our dealers had two less selling days in September compared with a year ago, but they still outperformed the industry and extended our sales streak to 42-consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains."

Chrysler Group had four models that set sales records in September. The Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot each set a sales record for the month of September, as did the Dodge Dart compact sedan and the Dodge Challenger. Sales of the Dodge Durango full-size SUV were up 66 per cent, the largest percentage sales gain by any Chrysler Group vehicle in September.

Chrysler Group finished the month with a 62-days supply of inventory (187,153 units). US industry sales figures for September are projected at an estimated 15.7-million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).


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