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I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

USA SALES JULY - FCA, despite the change in the way they record sales, still grows, but only just !

  • Jeep® and Ram Truck brands both up 5 percent year-over-year
  • Sales of Jeep Renegade up 57 percent in July versus same month in 2015
  • Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans drive brand increase in July
  • All-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider posts 480 sales in its first full month in the marketplace
  • Sales of all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica up month-over-month as launch momentum continues to build 
FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 180,727 units, up 0.3 percent compared with sales in July 2015 (180,124 units).

FCA US retail sales of 155,885 were down 2 percent in July, while fleet sales of 24,842 were up 22 percent year-over-year.
Both the Jeep® and Ram Truck brands were up 5 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep Renegade, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot posted sales gains in July versus July 2015, as did the Ram pickup truck and the Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans.


Two Dodge brand models – the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Dodge Challenger – also turned in year-over-year sales gains in July. Sales of the Fiat 500X were up year-over-year as well.
Jeep Brand

Jeep brand sales were up 5 percent in July versus the same month in 2015. The Jeep Renegade’s 57 percent increase was the largest percentage increase of any Jeep brand model in July. In addition, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Compass and the Jeep Patriot each logged a year-over-year sales gain. 

Last month, the Jeep Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever – won AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Award for the Mid-Size SUV segment for the sixth consecutive year.
Ram Truck Brand

Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City, were up 5 percent in July versus the same month a year ago. The increase was driven in part by double-digit percentage increases by the Ram ProMaster and the Ram ProMaster City vans. 

In addition, sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 2 percent compared with the same month a year ago. FCA US announced in July that it will invest $1.48 billion in its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (Mich.) to retool it to build the next-generation Ram 1500 and support the future growth of the Ram Truck brand.
Chrysler Brand

Chrysler brand sales were down 4 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago. The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica continues to build momentum in the marketplace. Sales of the Pacifica were up 1 percent in July compared with the previous month of June. July was the minivan’s fourth month in the marketplace. 

The Pacifica earned an Editor’s Choice pick in July from Roadshow by CNET, in part for the “nicest interior and smart, family-minded technology.”
Dodge Brand

Dodge brand sales were down 10 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago. The Dodge Grand Caravan and the Dodge Challenger each posted year-over-year increases in July versus the same month a year ago. Sales of the Grand Caravan were up 28 percent, while sales of the Challenger muscle car increased 7 percent in July. 

For the fourth year, the Challenger won AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Award in the Sporty Car segment, having the “Most Ideal Sporty Car” in its segment. 
FIAT Brand

FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L and 500X, were down 14 percent in July. In its first month on sale, the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider posted 480 in sales in July. 

The 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. 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 design. 

In July, sales of the Fiat 500X were up 1 percent compared with the same month a year ago. 

FCA US LLC Sales Summary July 2016
Reflects Restated Sales
Month Sales
Vol %
CYTD Sales
Vol %
Model
Curr Yr
Pr Yr
Change
Curr Yr
Pr Yr
Change
Compass
7,005
5,359
31%
57,565
33,527
72%
Patriot
11,288
10,211
11%
71,926
69,638
3%
Wrangler
18,741
19,828
-5%
119,042
121,272
-2%
Cherokee
15,451
17,460
-12%
116,424
122,568
-5%
Grand Cherokee
16,704
16,191
3%
116,850
109,176
7%
Renegade
10,057
6,410
57%
61,907
19,920
211%
JEEP BRAND
79,246
75,459
5%
543,714
476,101
14%
200
5,474
9,526
-43%
41,676
116,135
-64%
300
2,369
3,820
-38%
33,154
28,730
15%
Town & Country
3,341
6,561
-49%
54,826
46,214
19%
Pacifica
7,911
0
New
18,742
0
New
CHRYSLER BRAND
19,095
19,907
-4%
148,398
191,079
-22%
Dart
3,341
5,797
-42%
31,602
54,759
-42%
Avenger
0
90
-100%
0
1,152
-100%
Charger
4,949
5,936
-17%
57,852
60,838
-5%
Challenger
5,619
5,241
7%
39,998
42,332
-6%
Viper
49
57
-14%
350
419
-16%
Journey
6,376
9,255
-31%
54,051
62,008
-13%
Caravan
10,055
7,846
28%
84,140
45,888
83%
Durango
5,131
5,270
-3%
43,665
36,305
20%
DODGE  BRAND
35,520
39,492
-10%
311,658
303,701
3%
Ram P/U
39,827
39,159
2%
270,637
254,902
6%
Cargo Van
0
59
-100%
21
2,115
-99%
ProMaster Van
3,055
2,167
41%
20,527
14,225
44%
ProMaster City
1,187
636
87%
10,897
3,682
196%
RAM BRAND
44,0
42,021
5%
302,082
274,924
10%
Alfa 4C 
43
49
-12%
338
354
-5%
ALFA BRAND
43
49
-12%
338
354
-5%
500
1,097
1,940
-43%
8,857
15,880
-44%
500L
227
314
-28%
2,527
6,020
-58%
500X
950
942
1%
7,481
1,218
514%
Spider
480
0
New
481
0
New
FIAT BRAND
2,754
3,196
-14%
19,346
23,118
-16%
TOTAL FCA_US_LLC 
180,727
180,124
0%
1,325,536
1,269,277
4%
Total Car & MPV
44,955
47,177
-5%
374,543
418,721
-11%
Total UV's
91,703
90,926
1%
648,911
575,632
13%
Total Truck & LCV
44,069
42,021
5%
302,082
274,924
10%