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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.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

USA SALES FEBRUARY - FCA - Since the change in calculating sales, they have dropped.

  • Ram Truck brand sales up 4 percent compared with same month a year ago
  • Three Jeep® brand vehicles record sales increases in February; Jeep Grand Cherokee sales up 11 percent
  • Three Dodge brand vehicles post sales increases in February; Dodge Journey sales up 55 percent 
FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 168,326 units, a 10 percent decrease compared with sales in February 2016 (187,318 units).
In February, fleet sales of 44,898 units were down 26 percent year over year as FCA US continues its strategy of reducing its sales to the daily rental segment. Fleet sales represented 27 percent of total FCA US sales in February. FCA US retail sales of 123,428 units were down 3 percent for the month, and represented 73 percent of total February sales.
Ram Truck brand sales were up 4 percent in February, compared with the same month a year ago. Three Jeep® brand vehicles topped February sales from a year ago, including the Jeep Renegade with an 11 percent increase. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the brand’s volume leader in February, were up 11 percent as well. Three Dodge brand vehicles recorded year-over-year sales increases in February led by the Dodge Journey’s 55 percent sales gain. Sales of the Fiat 500 and the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan were up year over year as well.

Ram Truck Brand

Ram Truck brand sales were up 4 percent in February, compared with the same month a year ago. Sales of the Ram pickup truck increased 5 percent year over year in the month. The brand introduced new special-edition Night packages for Ram 2500 and 3500 HD pickup trucks at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show in February. The new Night editions further expand the Ram factory-custom truck family from the half-ton Ram 1500 announced in September 2016 to the brand’s three-quarter and one-ton models. Production of the 2017 Ram HD Night models began in early February.

Dodge Brand

The Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey, and Dodge Viper each posted sales gains in February, led by the Journey’s 55 percent year-over-year increase. The Challenger turned in a 19 percent increase, while Viper sales were up 23 percent in the month. The Dodge brand unveiled the new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT – America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV – at last month’s 2017 Chicago Auto Show. In addition, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com announced at the show that the Grand Caravan earned its 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the minivan category for the third time in four years. The awards honor the vehicles and brands (luxury and non-luxury) with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period.

Jeep Brand

Three Jeep brand models recorded sales increases in February. Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee – the brand’s volume leader for the month – and the Jeep Renegade posted 11 percent year-over-year sales increases. In addition, the Jeep Wrangler logged a 2 percent increase in February. Jeep brand retail sales were up year over year in February. The latest Wrangler – the new 2017Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon – debuted at the Chicago Auto Show last month, featuring improved off-road prowess with a stronger front axle, enhanced rock rails and heavy-duty cast differential covers. Also last month, KBB.com announced at the Chicago Auto Show that the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited earned its 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the Mid-size SUV/Crossover category for a third-consecutive year.

FIAT Brand

Sales of the Fiat 500 were up 1 percent in February, compared with the same month a year ago. Sales of the new Fiat 124 Spider were up 26 percent compared with the previous month of January. The 124 Spider was named in February as one of the Best Cars for the Money in the Sports Car category by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth, according to the valuation experts at Hagerty, is one of 10 vehicles this year that stand out as the likeliest to grow in value and appeal to classic car enthusiasts. That puts the 124 Spider Abarth on the “Hagerty Hot List” for 2017. 

Chrysler Brand

Sales of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – were up in its second month of year-over-year comparisons, and increased 36 percent compared with sales in the previous month of January. The Pacifica continues to earn a plethora of awards and accolades in 2017. In February, the Pacifica was named Best Minivan for the Money by U.S. News & World Report2017 Family Vehicle of the Year by the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), and MotorWeek’s 2017 Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Minivan. The Chrysler 300 full-size sedan turned in a 2 percent year-over-year increase in February.
  

Alfa Romeo Brand

Alfa Romeo brand sales of 443 units were up 843 percent compared with the same month in 2016.

Maserati Brand1

Maserati brand sales of 1,087 units were up 49 percent compared with the same month a year ago.

U.S. Sales Summary February 2017

Month Sales
Vol %
CYTD Sales
Vol %
Model
Curr Yr
Pr Yr
Change
Curr Yr
Pr Yr
Change
Compass
2,737
8,893
-69%
5,901
15,164
-61%
Patriot
5,512
11,363
-51%
10,212
19,947
-49%
Wrangler
13,641
13,349
2%
24,975
24,336
3%
Cherokee
13,615
15,353
-11%
26,166
32,136
-19%
Grand Cherokee
18,925
16,990
11%
36,226
30,965
17%
Renegade
7,915
7,115
11%
17,280
13,282
30%
JEEP BRAND
62,345
73,063
-15%
120,760
135,830
-11%
200
2,194
6,259
-65%
4,055
10,944
-63%
300
5,386
5,304
2%
10,094
10,969
-8%
Town & Country
108
11,645
-99%
246
23,028
-99%
Pacifica
9,042
71
New
15,712
110
New
CHRYSLER BRAND
16,730
23,279
-28%
30,107
45,051
-33%
Dart
1,683
5,824
-71%
3,080
11,104
-72%
Avenger
0
6
-100%
0
15
-100%
Charger
6,930
8,765
-21%
14,083
17,547
-20%
Challenger
6,107
5,142
19%
9,500
10,803
-12%
Viper
54
44
23%
107
72
49%
Journey
9,906
6,375
55%
22,542
17,961
26%
Caravan
13,682
13,978
-2%
24,452
24,933
-2%
Durango
5,516
6,851
-19%
10,223
12,852
-20%
DODGE  BRAND
43,878
46,985
-7%
83,987
95,287
-12%
Ram P/U
39,046
37,087
5%
72,815
69,651
5%
Cargo Van
0
0
0%
0
2
-100%
ProMaster Van
2,648
2,697
-2%
5,999
5,039
19%
ProMaster City
1,091
1,509
-28%
2,016
2,665
-24%
RAM BRAND
42,785
41,293
4%
80,830
77,357
4%
Giulia
412
0
New
482
0
New
Alfa 4C 
31
47
-34%
69
115
-40%
ALFA BRAND
443
47
843%
551
115
379%
500
1,131
1,120
1%
2,349
2,101
12%
500L
72
370
-81%
178
727
-76%
500X
640
1,161
-45%
1,240
2,202
-44%
Spider
302
0
New
542
0
New
FIAT BRAND
2,145
2,651
-19%
4,309
5,030
-14%
TOTAL FCA US LLC
168,326
187,318
-10%
320,544
358,670
-11%
    Total Car & MPV
47,134
58,575
-20%
84,949
112,468
-24%
    Total UV's
78,407
87,450
-10%
154,765
168,845
-8%
    Total Truck & LCV
42,785
41,293
4%
80,830
77,357
4%
MASERATI BRAND
1,087
728
49%
1,976
1,253
58%