Chrysler posts 20% increase in November sales



The Chrysler Group — which includes their Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo vehicles — have been very strong supporters of HazmatU for a long, long time. It is very heartwarming then for us to relay some very good news — as found at;


December 2, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 170,839 units, a 20 percent 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 percent 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 percent in November, helping Chrysler Group to achieve its 56th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. 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 percent 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). U.S. industry sales figures for November are internally projected at an estimated 17.5 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).

Ram Truck Brand
Sales of the Ram pickup were up 21 percent 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 percent in November while Ram Heavy Duty pickups were up 3 percent. The editors of Motor Trend named the Ram 1500 the winner of their 2015 half-ton truck shootout in November. The judges were particularly impressed with the performance of the Ram 1500’s EcoDiesel V-6 engine as well as its eight-speed TorqueFlite transmission, a combination that boasts best-in-class 28 mpg fuel economy. The 1500 was named 2015 Green Truck of the Year by the Green Car Journal in November, and earned a “Best Buy” designation from Consumer Guide Automotive and Consumers Digest.

Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram ProMaster van and Ram Cargo Van, were up 31 percent, 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
Chrysler brand sales were up 30 percent, 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 percent, the mid-size sedan’s best ever sales in the month of November and its best sales month this year. The 200 earned a “Best Buy” from Consumers Digest and from Consumer Guide Automotive in November, as well as the “Best Sedan” award from the Hispanic Motor Press Awards. Both consumer publications designated the Chrysler Town & Country minivan as a “Best Buy” as well.

Sales of the Chrysler 300 increased 18 percent last month, the full-size sedan’s best November sales in seven years. The Chrysler brand unveiled the new 2015 Chrysler 300 at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The new 2015 Chrysler 300 takes the nameplate’s style and sophistication to new levels through iconic design proportions and inspired materials, world-class quality and craftsmanship, best-in-class 31 miles per gallon (mpg) highway fuel economy, and class-exclusive innovations – including a state-of-the-art TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission now standard on every model.

Jeep® Brand
Jeep brand sales were up 27 percent, 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.

For a fifth-consecutive year, the Wrangler, Mopar’s most-accessorized vehicle, was recognized as the “Hottest 4×4-SUV” at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show in November. Sales of the flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee were up 3 percent, its best November sales in 11 years. Consumers Digest designated the Grand Cherokee as a “Best Buy” in the Mid-Size SUV category in November.

FIAT Brand
FIAT brand sales were up 1 percent, its best November sales since 2012. The brand’s increase was driven by the 20 percent year-over-year increase in Fiat 500L sales. The 500L recorded its best November sales ever. The Fiat 500 earned a “Best Buy” in the Subcompact segment last month from Consumers Digest.

The FIAT brand unveiled the all-new 2016 Fiat 500X at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The 500X is the latest addition to the FIAT lineup in North America, combining the authentic Italian design and engaging driving dynamics synonymous with the FIAT brand, together with an advanced all-wheel-drive system, unmatched functionality, and a full array of safety, comfort and convenience features.

Dodge Brand
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 percent, 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 percent increase was the largest percentage sales gain of any Dodge brand model in the month. The all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, which began shipping to Dodge dealers in November, was named the “Best Sportscar” by the Hispanic Motor Press Awards and “Best Muscle Car” by Popular Mechanics. Sales of the Journey mid-size crossover were up 46 percent. The Dodge Durango and Dodge Grand Caravan each earned a “Best Buy” from Consumers Digest and from Consumer Guide Automotive in November.

Chrysler Group LLC U.S. Sales Summary November 2014
Month Sales Vol %       Sales CYTD Vol %
Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Curr Yr Pr Yr Change
Alfa 4C 24 0 New 24 0 New
ALFA BRAND 24 0 New 24 0 New
500 1,984 2,138 -7% 31,406 33,510 -6%
500L 1,127 937 20% 10,931 5,981 83%
FIAT BRAND 3,111 3,075 1% 42,337 39,491 7%
200 14,317 5,621 155% 101,134 116,828 -13%
300 4,871 4,115 18% 49,390 52,843 -7%
Town & Country 8,055 11,288 -29% 127,331 112,551 13%
CHRYSLER BRAND 27,243 21,024 30% 277,855 282,222 -2%
Compass 4,099 3,547 16% 56,318 49,459 14%
Patriot 7,546 5,148 47% 84,028 69,639 21%
Wrangler 13,592 11,753 16% 161,325 143,474 12%
Cherokee 16,945 10,169 67% 160,793 10,748 1396%
Grand Cherokee 15,307 14,798 3% 166,610 157,758 6%
JEEP BRAND 57,489 45,415 27% 629,074 437,179 44%
Dart 9,012 6,486 39% 76,977 77,939 -1%
Avenger 540 4,887 -89% 51,250 88,892 -42%
Charger 6,569 6,985 -6% 85,677 88,191 -3%
Challenger 4,157 2,757 51% 46,673 48,590 -4%
Viper 45 41 10% 671 536 25%
Journey 7,530 5,155 46% 85,151 76,317 12%
Caravan 8,842 9,614 -8% 122,899 112,793 9%
Durango 5,413 5,581 -3% 58,279 55,351 5%
DODGE  BRAND 42,108 41,506 1% 527,577 548,654 -4%
Ram P/U 35,865 29,635 21% 395,567 322,268 23%
Cargo Van 1,709 792 116% 9,941 8,149 22%
ProMaster Van 3,290 828 297% 15,003 1,398 973%
RAM BRAND 40,864 31,255 31% 420,511 331,815 27%
TOTAL CHRYSLER GROUP LLC 170,839 142,275 20% 1,897,378 1,639,361 16%
          TOTAL CAR 41,519 33,030 26% 443,202 507,374 -13%
          TOTAL TRUCK 129,320 109,245 18% 1,454,176 1,131,987 28%


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