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Friday, 3 June 2016

USA SALES MAY - FCA has a flat month over all, but some models achieve record sales, Jeep reaches record.

  • Jeep® brand sales up 14 percent; best monthly sales ever
  • Jeep Renegade and Jeep Patriot each posts their best monthly sales ever
  • Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans record their best May sales ever

FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 204,452 units, a 1 percent increase compared with sales in May 2015 (202,227 units), and the group’s best May sales in 11 years.

The Jeep® and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in May compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand’s 14 percent increase was the brand’s best monthly sales ever.

“Notwithstanding a challenging calendar, we managed to muscle our way to our strongest May sales in over 10 years,” said Reid Bigland, Senior Vice President - Sales, FCA - North America. “Initial sales of our all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan are brisk and we expect further sales growth from this vehicle over the next few months as dealer inventory continues to build.”

Five FCA US vehicles set records in the month of May. The Jeep Renegade and Jeep Patriot each recorded their best monthly sales ever, while the Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans posted their best May sales ever. In addition, the Jeep Compass turned in its best May sales ever. On the brand side, the Jeep brand continues to set records with its best monthly sales ever.

Jeep® Brand

Jeep brand sales were up 14 percent in May for its best monthly sales ever and its 32nd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in every month dating back to November 2013. Both the Jeep Renegade – the newest entry to the Jeep product lineup – and the Jeep Patriot turned in their best monthly sales ever. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee were up 4 percent for its best May sales since the year 2000. The Renegade last month made Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000.
Ram Truck Brand

Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City, were up slightly in May for its best May sales since 2005. Both the Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans each recorded their best May sales ever. The 2016 Ram 1500 took home the “Best Family Pickup Truck” award last month from the Family Car Challenge hosted by the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA).

Dodge Brand

Dodge Grand Caravan sales were up 76 percent last month for its best May sales since 2014, while Dodge Durango sales increased 2 percent for its best May sales performance since 2005. In addition, Dodge Charger sales were up 5 percent for its best May in two years. Dodge brand sales were down 5 percent in May compared with the same month a year ago. The Dodge brand earned three major awards last month during the Texas Auto Roundup hosted by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). Dodge collected the Full-size Sedan of Texas (2016 Charger R/T Scat Pack), Performance Sedan of Texas (2016 Charger SRT Hellcat) and Super Car of Texas (2016 Viper GTC) during the annual competition.
Chrysler Brand

In its second month on sale, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan posted sales of 2,495 units, up significantly from the 487 units sold in its initial month on sale in April. The Pacifica last month was honored as the Family Car of Texas at TAWA’s Texas Auto Roundup. But the accolades didn’t stop there. The Pacifica also took home TAWA awards for Minivan of Texas, Best New Interior, and Best New Feature for its Uconnect Theater. Greater volumes of the new minivan will continue to arrive at dealerships just in time for the busy summer-selling season. Sales of the Chrysler 300 full-size sedan were up 38 percent for its best May sales since 2012. In addition, Chrysler Town & Country sales were up 49 percent for its best May in two years. Chrysler brand sales were down 19 percent in May compared with the same month a year ago.
FIAT Brand

FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L and 500X, were down 19 percent in May, compared with the same month a year ago. Sales of the 500X were up in May compared with the same month a year ago, in its first month of year-over-year comparisons. The 500 last month made Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000. Deliveries of the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider are expected to begin arriving in FIAT studios this month. The 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation of vehicles and buyers. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider nearly 50 years after its introduction, the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design.

FCA US LLC Sales Summary May 2016
Month Sales
Vol %
CYTD Sales
Vol %
Model
Curr Yr
Pr Yr
Change
Curr Yr
Pr Yr
Change
Compass
9,198
4,252
116%
39,193
22,782
72%
Patriot
12,864
10,782
19%
52,067
49,944
4%
Wrangler
19,551
22,324
-12%
80,295
83,291
-4%
Cherokee
19,208
19,669
-2%
86,409
86,954
-1%
Grand Cherokee
18,856
18,209
4%
83,927
77,616
8%
Renegade
10,868
4,416
146%
42,549
9,573
344%
JEEP BRAND
90,545
79,652
14%
384,440
330,160
16%
200
7,600
20,007
-62%
33,164
88,009
-62%
300
5,598
4,042
38%
27,085
20,750
31%
Town & Country
8,583
5,753
49%
49,394
30,680
61%
Pacifica
2,495
0
New
2,982
0
New
CHRYSLER BRAND
24,276
29,802
-19%
112,625
139,439
-19%
Dart
4,514
8,667
-48%
25,774
42,353
-39%
Avenger
0
111
-100%
0
898
-100%
Charger
8,142
7,777
5%
44,101
43,058
2%
Challenger
6,677
7,438
-10%
29,128
30,166
-3%
Viper
47
58
-19%
241
289
-17%
Journey
6,137
8,813
-30%
37,423
41,456
-10%
Caravan
11,135
6,320
76%
58,050
29,364
98%
Durango
6,185
6,084
2%
32,204
26,101
23%
DODGE  BRAND
42,837
45,268
-5%
226,921
213,685
6%
Ram P/U
38,833
39,952
-3%
193,279
179,384
8%
Cargo Van
1
191
-99%
1
2,996
-100%
ProMaster Van
2,946
2,541
16%
14,175
9,854
44%
ProMaster City
1,833
914
101%
8,264
2,634
214%
RAM BRAND
43,613
43,598
0%
215,736
194,868
11%
Alfa 4C 
44
40
10%
273
295
-7%
ALFA BRAND
44
40
10%
273
295
-7%
500
1,553
2,614
-41%
6,819
13,107
-48%
500L
334
1,245
-73%
2,064
5,546
-63%
500X
1,250
8
15525%
6,308
8
78750%
FIAT BRAND
3,137
3,867
-19%
15,191
18,661
-19%
TOTAL FCA US LLC
204,452
202,227
1%
955,186
897,108
6%
    Total Car & MPV
56,722
64,072
-11%
279,075
304,515
-8%
    Total UV's
104,117
94,557
10%
460,375
397,725
16%
    Total Truck & LCV
43,613
43,598
0%
215,736
194,868
11%