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Saturday, 11 February 2017

USA SALES JANUARY - FCA - Sales have dropped, but there are a lot of new models coming this year.

  • Ram Truck brand up 5 percent; pickup truck posts 4 percent increase
  • Three Jeep® brand vehicles record sales increases in January; Jeep Renegade sales up 52 percent
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee sales up 24 percent in January
  • Fiat 500 sales up 24 percent compared with same month a year ago
FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 152,218 units, an 11 percent decrease compared with sales in January 2016 (171,352 units).
In January, fleet sales of 42,868 units were down 31 percent year over year as FCA US continues its strategy of reducing its sales to the daily rental segment. Fleet sales represented 28 percent of total FCA US sales in January. FCA US retail sales of 109,350 units were flat for the month, and represented 72 percent of total January sales.

Ram Truck brand sales increased 5 percent in January, compared with the same month a year ago, as the pickup truck posted a 4 percent sales gain. Three Jeep® brand models recorded increases in January, led by a 52 percent increase in Jeep Renegade sales. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the brand’s volume leader in January, were up 24 percent for the month. Sales of the Dodge Journey mid-size crossover were up 9 percent, while Fiat 500 sales grew 24 percent year over year.

Ram Truck Brand

Sales of the Ram pickup truck increased 4 percent in January, compared with the same month in 2016. In addition, the Ram ProMaster van turned in a strong 43 percent sales gain. Ram Truck brand sales were up 5 percent year over year in January. At the 2017 North American International Auto Show in January, the brand introduced a special edition of the popular Ram 1500 Rebel – the Rebel Black. The Ram Rebel Black special edition traces its origin to one of the truck brand’s fastest-selling off-road powerhouses, adapting dark features as a design component. The package is offered with all available Rebel colors, adding black wheels, brush guard and theme-matched all-black interior.

Jeep Brand

Three Jeep brand models posted sales increases in January, led by the Jeep Renegade and its 52 percent year-over-year sales gain. The Jeep Grand Cherokee – the brand’s volume leader for the month – recorded a 24 percent sales increase in January. The Jeep Wrangler logged a January increase as well. Last month, FCA US confirmed the addition of new models to the award-winning Jeep lineup – an all-new Jeep pickup truck and the storied Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer. These actions are planned to be completed by 2020.

FIAT Brand

The Fiat 500 recorded a 24 percent sales increase in January compared with the same month a year ago. The Fiat 124 Spider was named “Best New Convertible” of 2017 by the experts at Cars.com. The all-new Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design.

Dodge Brand

Two Dodge brand vehicles recorded sales gains in January. The Dodge Journey mid-size crossover turned in a 9 percent increase, while Dodge Viper sales were up 89 percent. The Dodge brand announced in January that its new ultimate performance halo – the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – will be unveiled during the New York International Auto Show week in April.

Chrysler Brand

Sales of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – the most awarded minivan in 2016 – were up in its first month of year-over-year comparisons. Cars.com editors named the Pacifica the “Best of 2017” at their annual 2017 Best of Awards show hosted in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show. The Pacifica also was named the 2017 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by a panel of automotive experts last month at the auto show. The award is unique and considered by many to be one of the world’s most prestigious based on its diverse mix of automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada who serve as the voting jurors.

Alfa Romeo Brand

Alfa Romeo brand sales of 108 units were up 59 percent compared with the same month in 2016.

Maserati Brand1

Maserati brand sales of 889 units were up 69 percent compared with the same month a year ago.
U.S. Sales Summary January 2017
Month Sales
Vol %
CYTD Sales
Vol %
Model
Curr Yr
Pr Yr
Change
Curr Yr
Pr Yr
Change
Compass
3,164
6,271
-50%
3,164
6,271
-50%
Patriot
4,700
8,584
-45%
4,700
8,584
-45%
Wrangler
11,334
10,987
3%
11,334
10,987
3%
Cherokee
12,551
16,783
-25%
12,551
16,783
-25%
Grand Cherokee
17,301
13,975
24%
17,301
13,975
24%
Renegade
9,365
6,167
52%
9,365
6,167
52%
JEEP BRAND
58,415
62,767
-7%
58,415
62,767
-7%
200
1,861
4,685
-60%
1,861
4,685
-60%
300
4,708
5,665
-17%
4,708
5,665
-17%
Town & Country
138
11,383
-99%
138
11,383
-99%
Pacifica
6,670
39
New
6,670
39
New
CHRYSLER BRAND
13,377
21,772
-39%
13,377
21,772
-39%
Dart
1,397
5,280
-74%
1,397
5,280
-74%
Avenger
0
9
-100%
0
9
-100%
Charger
7,153
8,782
-19%
7,153
8,782
-19%
Challenger
3,393
5,661
-40%
3,393
5,661
-40%
Viper
53
28
89%
53
28
89%
Journey
12,636
11,586
9%
12,636
11,586
9%
Caravan
10,770
10,955
-2%
10,770
10,955
-2%
Durango
4,707
6,001
-22%
4,707
6,001
-22%
DODGE  BRAND
40,109
48,302
-17%
40,109
48,302
-17%
Ram P/U
33,769
32,564
4%
33,769
32,564
4%
Cargo Van
0
2
-100%
0
2
-100%
ProMaster Van
3,351
2,342
43%
3,351
2,342
43%
ProMaster City
925
1,156
-20%
925
1,156
-20%
RAM BRAND
38,045
36,064
5%
38,045
36,064
5%
Giulia
70
0
New
70
0
New
Alfa 4C 
38
68
-44%
38
68
-44%
ALFA BRAND
108
68
59%
108
68
59%
500
1,218
981
24%
1,218
981
24%
500L
106
357
-70%
106
357
-70%
500X
600
1,041
-42%
600
1,041
-42%
Spider
240
0
New
240
0
New
FIAT BRAND
2,164
2,379
-9%
2,164
2,379
-9%
TOTAL FCA US LLC
152,218
171,352
-11%
152,218
171,352
-11%
    Total Car & MPV
37,815
53,893
-30%
37,815
53,893
-30%
    Total UV's
76,358
81,395
-6%
76,358
81,395
-6%
    Total Truck & LCV
38,045
36,064
5%
38,045
36,064
5%
MASERATI BRAND
889
525
69%
889
525
69%