Wrangler and RAM lead the Chrysler charge.
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- Oct. 3, 2011
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Chrysler’s September U.S. sales of 127,334 was a very healthy a 27.2% increase compared with sales in September 2010 (100,077 units), and the best September sales since 2007.
Models that significantly contributed to the group’s September success included the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan (8,709 sold), Jeep Wrangler (11,388 sold) and Ram pickup trucks (24,522 sold), and the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans.
The Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram Truck brands all posted sales increases in September. The Ram Truck brand’s 42 percent sales increase led the way with the largest percentage gain of all the brands. The Chrysler brand logged its best sales month since August 2008 and best September sales since 2007.
The Ram Truck brand had its best September since 2007. Sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 45 percent, its best sales month of the year and best September since 2007.
Chrysler finished the month with a 54-day supply of inventory (277,278 units). U.S. industry sales figures for September are projected at an estimated 13.2 million SAAR.
Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Head of U.S. Sales:
September 2011 U.S. Sales Highlights
“There is no double dip downturn going on around here!”
In September, the Chrysler posted its best sales month since August 2008 and its best September sales since 2007. The brand’s 36 percent increase was driven by Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, and Chrysler Town & Country sales gains.
Sales of the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan were up 87 percent compared with sales of its predecessor the same month a year ago. Chrysler 300 full-size sedan sales increased 50 percent versus the same month in 2010, and sales of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan were up 16 percent in September.
Ram Truck brand sales increased 42 percent in September, the largest percentage increase of any Chrysler brand. Ram pickup truck sales were up 45 percent, the best sales month of this year and the best September sales since 2007. Both the Light Duty and Heavy Duty pickup trucks, along with the Chassis Cab, logged double-digit percentage sales gains in September.
Jeep’s 24 percent increase in September was driven in part by the new Jeep Compass. Sales of the Compass (4,422 sold) were up 306 percent, the largest year-over-year percentage sales gain of any Chrysler model in September. September marked the Jeep brand’s 17th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and best September since 2007.
The Jeep Wrangler and Liberty each posted double-digit percentage sales increases. The Wrangler was the top-selling Jeep model in September, and was second only to the Ram pickup truck as the top-selling Chrysler Group model during the month. The Wrangler set a new sales record for the month of September.
Jeep Grand Cherokee sales are up 78 percent through September this year compared with the same nine-month period last year.
Dodge posted a 10 percent sales increase in September compared with the same month in 2010. The Dodge Grand Caravan and Journey each posted double-digit percentage sales increases in September. It was the Dodge brand’s best September sales since 2008.
The Dodge brand introduced in September its new American Value Package (AVP) for the 2012 Grand Caravan and Journey. The Grand Caravan AVP starts at only $20,995 MSRP (excluding destination), making it the most affordable minivan in America. The Journey AVP starts at $18,995 MSRP, making it the most affordable mid-size crossover in America.
Automobile Manufacturer's US Sales Rank - September 2011 vs. September 2010 Comparison and Total Sales
- GM September Sales up 19.6% with 207,145 vehicles sold.
- Ford September Sales up 8.9% with 175,199 vehicles sold.
- Chrysler September Sales up 27.2% with 127,334 vehicles sold.
- Toyota September Sales down 17.5% with 121,451 vehicles sold.
- Nissan September Sales up 25.3% with 92,964 vehicles sold.
- Honda September Sales down 8.0% with 89,532 vehicles sold.
- Hyundai September Sales up 11.8% with 52,051 vehicles sold.
- Kia September Sales up 18.4% with 35,609 vehicles sold.
- VW September Sales up 35.6% with 27,036 vehicles sold.
- BMW September Sales up 11.4% with 25,749 vehicles sold.
- Mazda September Sales up 37.4% with 25,521 vehicles sold.
- Mercedes-Benz September Sales up 15.6% with 23,897 vehicles sold.
- Subaru September Sales down 2.3% with 20,934 vehicles sold.
- Audi September Sales up 19.3% with 9,725 vehicles sold.