July 01, 2014

Chrysler Group LLC reports June 2014 US sales increased 9 per cent

Chrysler Group LLC reported US sales of 171,086 units, a 9 per cent increase compared with sales in June 2013 (156,686 units), and the group's best June sales since 2007.

The Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in June
compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand's 28 per cent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand during June and its best ever sales in the month of June. Chrysler Group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 51-consecutive months in June.

"In spite of two fewer selling days in June versus a year ago, we were able to increase our sales 9 per cent and post our strongest June sales in seven years," said Reid Bigland, Head of US Sales. "Month-over-month sales of our all-new Chrysler 200 increased from a few hundred units in May to more than 5,000 in June as inventory of the mid-size sedan continues to build. In addition, sales of the Jeep brand increased 28 per cent and our Ram Truck brand 14 per cent helping to lead Chrysler Group to its 51st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth."

The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan is off to a strong start as inventory continues to build at Chrysler dealerships. It is taking dealers on average only 12 days to turn the new 200. Sales of the new 200 topped 5,000 units in June, up from 595 units in its first month on sale in May.

Six Chrysler Group vehicles, including three Jeep brand models, set sales records for the month of June. The Jeep Patriot, Compass, and Wrangler each posted their best sales ever in the month of June. In addition, the Fiat 500L, Dodge Journey crossover, and Dodge Dart compact car each logged their best June sales ever. Ram pickup truck sales were up 12 per cent, the pickup's best June sales in 10 years.

Chrysler Group finished the month of June with a 72 days supply of inventory (509,714 units). US industry sales figures for June are internally projected at an estimated 17-million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).

Jeep brand sales were up 28 per cent in June, the brand's best ever sales in the month of June. The brand's 28 per cent increase was the largest percentage sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand for the month. The Jeep Compass, Patriot, and Wrangler each recorded their best ever sales in the month of June, led by the 5 per cent increase in Compass sales. This trio of Jeep brand SUVs has posted a sales record in every month this year. The iconic Wrangler was named by Edmunds.com winner of its Best Retained Value Awards in the Compact SUV category in June.

The Ram pickup truck had its best June sales in 10 years. Sales of the Ram pickup - Motor Trend's 'Truck of the Year' and first-ever back-to-back champion - were up 12 per cent in June, its 50th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Ram Light Duty sales increased 4 per cent in June, while Ram Heavy Duty pickups were up 31 per cent. Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram ProMaster van and Ram Cargo Van, were up 14 per cent in June, the brand's best June sales since 2007.

Fiat brand sales were up 11 per cent in June, the brand's best ever sales in the month of June. It was the brand's seventh-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Sales of the Fiat 500L were up 113 per cent in June compared with sales in June 2013, the 500L's first month on sale in the US. The Fiat 500 Cabrio Abarth, with its 130 per cent year-over-year increase, recorded the largest percentage sales gain of any Fiat 500 model in June.

Dodge brand sales were up slightly in June, the brand's best June sales since 2007. The Dodge Dart compact sedan and the Dodge Journey mid-size crossover each set records in June. Sales of the Dart were up 12 per cent, the small car's best ever sales in the month of June. Sales of the Journey were up 24 per cent, its best sales in the month of June and the largest percentage sales gain of any Dodge brand vehicle during the month. The Dodge Durango full-size SUV recorded its best June sales since 2011. Durango sales were up 9 per cent in June, extending its run of year-over-year sales gains to 20-consecutive months. The Dodge Grand Caravan had its best June sales since 2008.

The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan is off to a strong sales start as inventory continues to build at Chrysler dealerships across the country. Sales of the new 200 exceeded 5,000 units in June, up from 595 in May, its first month on sale. Greater volumes of the new 200 are expected in dealerships in July.

Chrysler Town & Country sales were up 24 per cent in June compared with the same month a year ago. It was the mini van's best June sales since 2006, its 11th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains, and its best sales month so far this year.


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