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Chrysler Group LLC Reports July 2014 U.S. Sales Increased 20 Percent; Best July Sales Since 2005

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

  • 52nd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
  • Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck, and FIAT brands each post sales gains in July compared with same month a year ago
  • Jeep brand sales up 41 percent; best July sales ever
  • Ram pickup truck sales up 14 percent; best July sales since 2005
  • Seven Chrysler Group vehicles set sales records in July

August 1, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 167,667 units, a 20 percent increase compared with sales in July 2013 (140,102 units), and the group's best July sales since 2005.

The Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in July compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand's 41 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand during July and its best ever July sales. Chrysler Group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 52-consecutive months in July.

"Chrysler Group had a solid July as each brand recorded sales gains on our way to a 20 percent year-over-year increase, our strongest July sales in nine years," said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. "Sales of the all-new Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan continued to increase while our Jeep and Ram Truck brands each turned in double-digit sales gains, helping to lead Chrysler Group to its 52nd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth."

Seven Chrysler Group vehicles set sales records in July. The Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Compass, Dodge Dart, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey, and Ram Cargo Van each recorded their best July sales ever.  The Fiat 500L set a new all-time monthly sales record in July. Dart sales were up 23 percent in July, the third-consecutive month that the compact car has set a sales record. Wrangler sales were up 14 percent, while the 500L recorded a 49 percent year-over-year increase.

The Fiat 500L's 49 percent increase was the largest year-over-year sales gain of any Chrysler Group vehicle in July, while Ram pickup truck sales were up 14 percent compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep and Ram Truck brands logged the largest percentage sales gains of any Chrysler Group brands during the month.

U.S. industry sales figures for July are internally projected at an estimated 16.8 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).

Jeep® Brand 
Jeep brand sales were up 41 percent, the brand's best ever sales in the month of July. The brand's 41 percent increase was the largest percentage sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand for the month. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in each month this year, including the all-time sales record in May. The Jeep Wrangler, with its 14 percent year-over-year increase, had its best ever sales in the month of July. Sales of the all-new Jeep Cherokee were up 11 percent compared with sales in the previous month of June.

Ram Truck Brand
The Ram pickup truck had its best July sales since 2005. Sales of the Ram pickup – Motor Trend "Truck of the Year" in 2014 and 2013 – were up 14 percent in July, its 51st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Ram Light Duty sales increased 15 percent in July, while Ram Heavy Duty pickups were up 18 percent. Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram ProMaster van and Ram Cargo Van, were up 18 percent in July, the brand's best July sales since 2006.

Chrysler Brand 
Chrysler brand sales were up 17 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago, driven by strong sales of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan and the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan. It was the brand's best July sales since 2007. Town & Country sales were up 41 percent in July, the minivan's best July sales since 2006 and its 12th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Sales of the new 200 continue to build. New 200 sales were up 32 percent compared with the previous month of June.

Dodge Brand 
Dodge brand sales were up 3 percent in July, the brand's best July sales since 2005. Sales of the Dodge Dart increased 23 percent, the compact car's best ever sales in the month of July. The Dart's increase was the largest percentage sales gain of any Dodge brand model in the month. The Dart has set a sales record in each of the past three months, including its best sales month ever in May. Sales of the Dodge Journey were up 10 percent, the mid-size crossover's best sales in the month of July. The Journey has set a sales record in each of the past six months, including an all-time monthly sales record in March. Sales of the Dodge Challenger muscle car were up 1 percent, its best sales ever in the month of July. The Dodge Grand Caravan minivan and Dodge Charger each logged year-over-year sales increases in the month of July. 

The Dodge brand introduced the all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT in July. Its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat engine produces an unprecedented 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque making it the most powerful Challenger ever, the brand's most powerful V-8 ever, and the most powerful muscle car ever.

FIAT Brand 
FIAT brand sales were up 1 percent, the brand's best ever sales in the month of July and its eighth-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Fiat 500L, with its 49 percent increase, recorded its best monthly sales since it was launched in June 2013. The FIAT brand introduced a Fiat 500L-Vans design concept in July during the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif.  Details from Vans original hi-top shoe are echoed throughout the vehicle, including vintage palm-patterned canvas, Vans logo stickers on the instrument panel and Vans Waffle Sole on the pedals and in storage bins. On the exterior, the roof displays the iconic Vans Checkerboard pattern, while the step pad, cladding and grille texture are accented with the Waffle Sole design. Other unique features include a two-tone body color paint scheme, 18-inch matte black wheels and a roof rack with a basket and a double-decker surfboard carrier. 

 

Chrysler Group LLC U.S. Sales Summary July 2014



Month Sales

Vol %

      Sales CYTD

Vol %

Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

500

2,371

2,821

-16%

20,550

23,892

-14%

500L

1,436

962

49%

8,229

1,503

448%

FIAT BRAND

3,807

3,783

1%

28,779

25,395

13%

200

8,159

8,122

0%

53,337

83,137

-36%

300

3,926

3,796

3%

29,940

33,241

-10%

Town & Country

11,370

8,060

41%

81,246

67,439

20%

CHRYSLER BRAND

23,455

19,978

17%

164,523

183,817

-10%

Compass

5,411

5,222

4%

38,503

32,000

20%

Patriot

7,793

7,572

3%

51,721

45,687

13%

Wrangler

16,388

14,404

14%

102,125

92,132

11%

Liberty


60

-100%

0

6,048

-100%

Grand Cherokee

15,169

15,019

1%

104,782

95,815

9%

Cherokee

14,827

0

NEW

95,259

0

NEW

JEEP BRAND

59,588

42,277

41%

392,390

271,682

44%

Dart

7,483

6,064

23%

45,450

51,013

-11%

Avenger

4,318

6,131

-30%

44,781

67,149

-33%

Charger

5,539

5,200

7%

55,306

57,181

-3%

Challenger

4,294

4,271

1%

30,575

34,253

-11%

Viper

46

94

-51%

400

320

25%

Journey

7,158

6,508

10%

54,309

48,944

11%

Caravan

9,473

8,583

10%

81,539

68,055

20%

Durango

4,807

5,135

-6%

37,682

33,440

13%

DODGE  BRAND

43,118

41,986

3%

350,042

360,400

-3%

Ram P/U

35,621

31,314

14%

239,481

201,633

19%

Cargo Van

861

764

13%

5,651

5,507

3%

ProMaster Van

1,217

0

NEW

6,924

0

NEW

RAM BRAND

37,699

32,078

18%

252,056

207,140

22%








TOTAL CHRYSLER GROUP LLC

167,667

140,102

20%

1,187,790

1,048,434

13%








          TOTAL CAR

36,136

36,499

-1%

280,339

350,231

-20%

          TOTAL TRUCK

131,531

103,603

27%

907,451

698,203

30%

SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC

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