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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.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

USA SALES NOVEMBER - FCA continues to drop since they changed the way they account for sales.

  • Ram Truck brand sales up 12 percent compared with same month a year ago; Ram pickup truck sales up 8 percent
  • All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan sales up 13 percent compared with previous month of October
  • Jeep® Renegade sales up 30 percent; all-new 2017 Jeep Compass makes its U.S. debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show
FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 160,827 units, a 14 percent decrease compared with sales in November 2015 (187,731 units).


FCA US retail sales of 126,780 units were down 2 percent year over year in November, representing 79 percent of total sales for the month. Fleet sales of 34,047 units were down 42 percent year over year in November as FCA US continues to reduce its sales to the daily rental segment. 

Fleet sales represented 21 percent of total FCA US sales in the month.
Ram Truck brand sales were up 12 percent in November versus the same month in 2015. Ram ProMaster van sales increased 126 percent in November, while Ram pickup truck sales increased 8 percent. 

The Jeep® Renegade small SUV had a strong November with a 30 percent sales gain, while sales of the Fiat 500 were up 18 percent compared with the same month a year ago.
Sales of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – launched earlier this year – were up 13 percent in November compared with sales in the previous month of October. November sales represented the minivan’s second best sales month this year.
Ram Truck brand sales are up 11 percent calendar year to date through November compared with the same 11-month period in 2015. Jeep brand sales are up 8 percent calendar year to date as well.
Ram Truck Brand

Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City, increased 12 percent in November versus the same month in 2015. With its 126 percent sales gain, the Ram ProMaster van turned in the largest year-over-year percentage increase of any FCA US vehicle in November. 

Sales of the Ram pickup truck increased 8 percent in November. The Ram 1500 earned Best Buy awards last month from Consumers Digest and Consumer Guide Automotive. 

Also last month, the Green Car Journal named the Ram ProMaster City its 2017 Commercial Green Car of the Year for the second consecutive year – the first time a vehicle has won one of the magazine’s titles consecutively. Ram Truck brand sales are up 11 percent calendar year to date compared with the same 11 months in 2015.



Jeep Brand

Jeep brand sales were down 12 percent compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep Renegade turned in a strong 30 percent increase in November compared with the same month in 2015. The Renegade earned Best Buy awards last month from Consumers Digest and Consumer Guide Automotive in the subcompact SUV segment. 

In addition, the Jeep Grand Cherokee earned a Consumers Digest Best Buy for the seventh consecutive year in the mid-size SUV category. Jeep brand sales are up 8 percent calendar year to date compared with the first 11 months of 2015.
The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass made its U.S. debut last month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The global compact SUV delivers unsurpassed 4x4 capability, world-class on-road driving dynamics, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains and premium styling. 

The Compass will be manufactured in Brazil, China, Mexico and India, for consumers in more than 100 countries around the world.
FIAT Brand

FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X and Fiat 124 Spider, were down 15 percent in November. However, sales of the Fiat 500 were up 18 percent year-over-year in November. In its fifth month in the market, the all-new 124 Spider recorded sales of 350 units. 

The 124 Spider earned a 2017 Best Buy last month in the sporty performance car segment from the automotive editors at Consumer Guide Automotive, who noted that the 124 Spider “represents an impressive amount of fun for the money.” The 124 Spider also took home the award for Best-Looking New Car from readers of The Car Connection in November.



Dodge Brand

Dodge brand sales were down 21 percent in November compared with the same month in 2015. However, Dodge Charger sales increased 34 percent compared with the same month a year ago. Dodge Viper sales were up as well. 

The Dodge Durango earned a Best Buy last month from Consumer Guide Automotive in the large SUV category – for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, for the third time in three years, the Charger has earned the Residual Value Award in the full-size category from ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data. 

Also, the Charger and Durango were “most loved” in their respective segments for the third consecutive year making Strategic Vision’s “Most Loved Vehicles in America” list, while the Dodge Challenger earned a spot on the list in the specialty coupe category.
Chrysler Brand

Chrysler brand sales were down 47 percent in November compared with the same month a year ago. However, the all-new Chrysler Pacifica posted sales of 8,753 units in November, a 13 percent sales gain versus the previous month of October. 

The 2017 Pacifica minivan – launched in April – earned Best Buy awards from Consumer Guide Automotive, Consumers Digest and Kelley Blue Book last month. In the Consumer Guide Automotive competition, the Pacifica captured both the Minivan and Family Vehicle Best Buy awards. 

In addition, the Pacifica earned “Best Car to Buy” and “Best Family Vehicle to Buy” designations from The Car Connection. The Chrysler 300 full-size sedan grabbed an award last month as well, earning its fifth Best Buy award in the luxury car segment from Consumers Digest.

FCA US LLC Sales Summary November 2016
Reflects New Methodology
Month Sales
Vol %
CYTD Sales
Vol %
Model
Curr Yr
Pr Yr
Change
Curr Yr
Pr Yr
Change
Compass
6,984
9,209
-24%
86,107
64,188
34%
Patriot
8,568
9,933
-14%
114,117
108,968
5%
Wrangler
12,957
13,948
-7%
176,053
186,835
-6%
Cherokee
11,479
18,218
-37%
183,356
196,092
-6%
Grand Cherokee
17,230
17,662
-2%
189,023
175,746
8%
Renegade
10,067
7,719
30%
94,561
52,211
81%
JEEP BRAND
67,285
76,689
-12%
843,217
784,040
8%
200
2,849
10,103
-72%
54,651
157,705
-65%
300
2,566
4,635
-45%
49,657
48,756
2%
Town & Country
350
12,537
-97%
58,805
86,908
-32%
Pacifica
8,753
0
New
52,083
0
New
CHRYSLER BRAND
14,518
27,275
-47%
215,196
293,369
-27%
Dart
2,203
7,201
-69%
41,877
82,041
-49%
Avenger
1
15
-93%
45
1,294
-97%
Charger
9,138
6,804
34%
88,200
88,323
0%
Challenger
3,908
4,297
-9%
59,176
61,813
-4%
Viper
62
45
38%
571
627
-9%
Journey
7,133
8,023
-11%
96,991
100,256
-3%
Caravan
6,696
10,926
-39%
120,991
89,833
35%
Durango
4,934
5,644
-13%
62,678
56,897
10%
DODGE  BRAND
34,075
42,955
-21%
470,529
481,084
-2%
Ram P/U
36,885
34,145
8%
441,862
408,724
8%
Cargo Van
0
2
-100%
21
2,157
-99%
ProMaster Van
4,702
2,084
126%
35,746
23,658
51%
ProMaster City
924
1,721
-46%
14,625
8,015
82%
RAM BRAND
42,511
37,952
12%
492,254
442,554
11%
Giulia
0
0
New
7
0
New
Alfa 4C 
23
34
-32%
457
603
-24%
ALFA BRAND
23
34
-32%
464
603
-23%
500
1,147
974
18%
14,026
22,243
-37%
500L
96
231
-58%
3,016
7,275
-59%
500X
822
1,621
-49%
10,869
7,785
40%
Spider
350
0
New
2,225
0
New
FIAT BRAND
2,415
2,826
-15%
30,136
37,303
-19%
TOTAL FCA US LLC
160,827
187,731
-14%
2,051,796
2,038,953
1%
    Total Car & MPV
38,142
57,802
-34%
545,787
647,421
-16%
    Total UV's
80,174
91,977
-13%
1,013,755
948,978
7%
    Total Truck & LCV
42,511
37,952
12%
492,254
442,554
11%