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Chrysler Group LLC Reports October 2012 U.S. Sales Increased 10 Percent; Best October Sales in Five Years
*Best October sales since 2007
*31st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
*Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Truck, and FIAT brands each post sales increases in October compared with same month a year ago
*FIAT brand sales up 89 percent in October; largest year-over-year percentage increase of any Chrysler Group brand
*Both Fiat 500 and Fiat 500 Cabrio record sizeable sales gains
*Dodge brand sales up 20 percent; best October sales since 2007
*Dodge Dart earns 5-star safety rating from U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and 2012 Top Safety Pick from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
*Dodge Avenger mid-size sedan and Dodge Journey full-size crossover set sales records for month of October
*Sales of the Dodge Charger muscle car increase 36 percent; best October sales since 2008
*Dodge Grand Caravan sales increase 49 percent; best sales since 2007
*Ram Truck brand sales up 17 percent compared with same month last year; best October sales since 2007
*Ram pickup truck sales up 20 percent versus same month a year ago
*New 2013 Ram 1500 wins ‘Truck of Texas,’ the highest honor in the Texas Auto Writers Association’s (TAWA) annual Texas Truck Rodeo
*Ram 1500 also named ‘Full-Size Pickup Truck of Texas’ and ‘Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas’ for the Laramie Longhorn
*Chrysler brand sales up 5 percent; best October sales since 2007
*Chrysler 300 flagship sedan and Chrysler Town & Country minivan each post sales gains greater than 30 percent
*Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Patriot each set sales records for month of October
*Jeep Grand Cherokee sales up 8 percent versus same month last year; Captures ‘SUV of Texas’ award for third consecutive year at Texas Truck Rodeo
*Jeep Wrangler named ‘Mid-Size SUV of Texas’ for third year in a row at Texas Truck Rodeo
*Jeep Wrangler recognized as ‘Hottest 4x4 SUV’ at Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show
November 1, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 126,185 units, a 10 percent increase compared with sales in October 2011 (114,512 units), and the group’s best October sales since 2007.
The Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in October compared with the same month a year ago. The FIAT brand’s 89 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand for the month. October marked Chrysler Group’s 31st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.
“In spite of Hurricane Sandy, Chrysler Group posted its best October sales since 2007 and we achieved our 31st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Head of U.S. Sales. “Last month we also further demonstrated our disciplined approach to sales growth by posting a Q3 2012 operating profit of $706 million, an increase of 46 percent over Q3 2011.”
A diverse set of Chrysler Group models set records last month. The Fiat 500, with its considerable 89 percent sales increase, set a sales record for the month of October. The Dodge Avenger mid-size sedan, the Jeep® Wrangler and Jeep Patriot sport-utility vehicles, and the Dodge Journey full-size crossover all set sales records for the month of October.
Chrysler Group’s minivans each posted double-digit percentage sales increases in October. The Dodge Grand Caravan’s 49 percent sales gain represented the largest percentage increase of any Dodge brand model while sales of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan were up 31 percent in October. The Ram 1500 pickup truck, Dodge Charger muscle car, and Chrysler 300 flagship sedan all had sizeable sales gains during the month.
Chrysler Group finished the month with an 83-days supply of inventory (404,122 units). U.S. industry sales figures for October are projected at an estimated 14.7 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).