May 01, 2014

Chrysler Group LLC reports April 2014 US sales increased 14 per cent; best April sales since 2007

Chrysler Group LLC reported US sales of 178,652 units, a 14 per cent increase compared with sales in April 2013 (156,698 units), and the group's best April sales since 2007.

The Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in April compared
with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand's 52 per cent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand during April and its best sales month ever. Chrysler Group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 49-consecutive months in April.

"Strong consumer demand for our Jeep sport-utility vehicles and Ram pickup trucks continued in April as Chrysler Group extended its streak to 49-consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains," said Reid Bigland, Head of US Sales. "The spring selling season is heating up as our Jeep brand had its best monthly sales ever. Both of our minivans had a strong April and the Ram pickup truck had its best April sales ever."

Seven Chrysler Group vehicles set sales records in the month of April. The Jeep Compass recorded its best sales month ever. The Ram pickup truck, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey, and Ram Cargo Van each posted their best sales for the month of April. Both minivans had a good month. Sales of the Dodge Grand Caravan were up 36 per cent in April, the largest year-over-year percentage sales increase of any Dodge brand model in April, while sales of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan increased 16 per cent.

Chrysler Group finished the month of April with a 74 days supply of inventory (505,965 units). US industry sales figures for April are internally projected at an estimated 16.3-million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).


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