December 02, 2014

Chrysler Group LLC reports November 2014 US sales increased 20 per cent

Chrysler Group LLC reported US sales of 170,839 units, a 20 per cent increase compared with sales in November 2013 (142,275 units), and the group's best November sales since 2001.

The Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat brands each posted year-over-year
sales gains in November compared with the same month a year ago. The Ram Truck brand's 31 per cent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand and the brand's best November sales since 2003. The group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 56-consecutive months.

"Sales of our all-new Chrysler 200 sedan were up a strong 155 per cent in November, helping Chrysler Group to achieve its 56th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains," said Reid Bigland, Head of US Sales. "In total we had 11 vehicles last month that set new sales records. Calendar year-to-date, Chrysler Group remains the fastest growing automaker in the country."

Eleven Chrysler Group vehicles set records in the month of November. The Dodge Dart, Ram ProMaster and Ram Cargo Van each recorded their best ever monthly sales. In addition, the all-new Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Patriot, Chrysler 200, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey, Fiat 500L, and Ram pickup truck logged their best ever November sales. Sales of the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan were up 155 per cent in November, the mid-size sedan's best monthly sales this year. The Ram Truck and Chrysler brands recorded the largest percentage sales gains of Chrysler Group brands in November.

Chrysler Group finished the month of November with a 80 days supply of inventory (549,086 units). US industry sales figures for November are internally projected at an estimated 17.5-million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).

Sales of the Ram pickup were up 21 per cent in November, its 55th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. It was the pickup truck's best ever November sales. Ram Light Duty sales increased 30 per cent in November while Ram Heavy Duty pickups were up 3 per cent.

Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram ProMaster van and Ram Cargo Van, were up 31 per cent, the brand's best November sales in 11 years. Both the ProMaster and Cargo Van recorded their best ever monthly sales last month.

Chrysler brand sales were up 30 per cent, the brand's best November sales since 2007. The brand's increase was driven largely by the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan. Sales of the 200 were up 155 per cent, the mid-size sedan's best ever sales in the month of November and its best sales month this year.

Sales of the Chrysler 300 increased 18 per cent last month, the full-size sedan's best November sales in seven years.

Jeep brand sales were up 27 per cent, the brand's best sales performance ever in the month of November and its 14th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in each month this year, including its all-time sales record in May. The Jeep Cherokee, Wrangler and Patriot each logged their best ever November sales. The all-new Cherokee was the brand's highest-volume seller for the third-consecutive month.

Fiat brand sales were up 1 per cent, its best November sales since 2012. The brand's increase was driven by the 20 per cent year-over-year increase in Fiat 500L sales. The 500L recorded its best November sales ever.

Dodge brand sales were up slightly year-over-year in November, the brand's best November sales since 2007. Sales of the Dodge Dart were up 39 per cent, the compact sedan's best ever monthly sales, eclipsing the all-time record it set in May of this year. The Dodge Challenger and Dodge Journey each recorded their best ever sales for the month of November. The Challenger's 51 per cent increase was the largest percentage sales gain of any Dodge brand model in the month.


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