Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 150,041 units, a 30 percent increase compared with sales in May 2011 (115,363 units), and the group’s best sales in the month of May since 2007.
The Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck, and FIAT brands each posted sales increases in May compared with the same month a year ago. The FIAT brand set a sales record for the fourth-consecutive month and the brand’s 128 percent year-over-year sales gain was the largest percentage increase of any Chrysler Group brand in May.
Chrysler Group recorded its 26th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and its 12th-straight month of sales increases of at least 20 percent.
Several additional Chrysler Group models posted record sales in May. The iconic Jeep Wrangler SUV and Dodge Challenger muscle car each set all-time monthly sales records, while the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger mid-size sedans set sales records for the month of May.
“In spite of a tremendous amount of global economic uncertainty, the U.S. new vehicle sales industry continues to power ahead,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Head of U.S. Sales. “Our May sales increased 30 percent and represented our 26th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth. We are also in the process of adding production capacity as quickly as possible to meet strong demand for our products.”
Once again, a broad range of Chrysler Group models contributed to the company’s 30 percent increase. While the Fiat 500 continues to rack up sales records, the Ram pickup truck logged its 25th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Both the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans posted double-digit sales gains in May, while the Chrysler 300 flagship sedan recorded triple-digit year-over-year sales growth. The Jeep brand weighed in with impressive double-digit sales gains by the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Wrangler SUVs.
Chrysler Group finished the month with a 61-days supply of inventory (351,804 units). U.S. industry sales figures for May are projected at an estimated 14.2 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).
- Best May sales since 2007
- 26th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
- 12th-consecutive month of sales gains of at least 20 percent
- Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck, and FIAT brands each post sales increases in May compared with same month a year ago
- FIAT brand sales up 128 percent versus May a year ago; sets new sales record
- Fourth-consecutive month that FIAT brand sets a sales record
- Chrysler brand sales up 81 percent; best May sales in four years
- Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan sets May sales record with 87 percent increase
- Chrysler 300 flagship sedan posts triple-digit year-over-year sales gain; best May sales in five years
- Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans each post double-digit sales gains
- Jeep brand sales up 24 percent; best May sales since 2000
- Jeep Wrangler sales up 44 percent; sets all-time monthly sales record
- Jeep Grand Cherokee has best May sales since 2005
- Dodge brand sales up 14 percent; best May since 2008
- Dodge Avenger mid-size sedan sets sales record for month of May; Dodge Challenger muscle car sets all-time monthly sales record
- Dodge Journey full-size crossover posts 56 percent increase; best May sales in four years
- Ram Truck brand sales increase 23 percent in May versus same month in 2011
- Ram pickup truck sales up 29 percent; best May sales in five years
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