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Monday, 8 May 2017

USA SALES APRIL - FCA - The company as a whole decreases sales, but there are some highlights.

  • Ram Truck brand sales up 5 percent; pickup sales increase 8 percent versus same month a year ago
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee sales up 6 percent, compared with same month a year ago
  • Three Dodge brand vehicles post sales gains; Dodge Journey crossover sales up 72 percent
  • All-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan sales up year over year and best sales month so far this year
FCA US today reported sales of 177,441 units, a 7 percent decrease compared with sales in April 2016 (190,071 units), which now include Maserati brand sales.
In April, fleet sales of 30,650 units were down 21 percent year over year as FCA US continues its strategy of reducing sales to the daily rental segment. Fleet sales represented 17 percent of total sales in April. Retail sales of 146,791 units were down 3 percent for the month, and represented 83 percent of total April sales. 

Ram Truck brand sales were up 5 percent year over year in April, compared with the same month a year ago. The increase was driven by an 8 percent increase in Ram pickup truck sales. Three Dodge brand vehicles posted sales gains, led by the Dodge Journey crossover’s 72 percent year-over-year increase. The Jeep Grand Cherokee posted a 6 percent sales gain in April. Sales of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan – the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – increased year over year in April, versus the same month a year ago and turned in its best sales month so far this year.


Ram Truck Brand
Ram pickup truck sales increased 8 percent in April, compared with the same month a year ago. Ram Truck brand sales – which also include the Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans – were up 5 percent for the month. The Fast Lane Truck (TFLtruck) in April honored the 2017 Ram 3500 with a Gold Hitch award for the heavy-duty segment. The 6.7-liter Cummins diesel-powered Ram 3500 Heavy Duty took top honors for outstanding pulling power, braking, fuel economy, comfort and handling under extreme towing conditions.
Jeep® Brand
Jeep Grand Cherokee sales were up 6 percent in April, compared with the same month a year ago. The brand’s total sales for the month were down as the brand launches the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass and continues to reduce its fleet sales volume to the daily rental segment. The all-new Compass is now arriving in Jeep dealerships in greater numbers. The new Compass is the only compact SUV to offer a nine-speed automatic transmission, and is standard on all Compass 4x4 models. 

The Jeep brand unveiled the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at the New York International Auto Show in April. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the most powerful and quickest SUV ever. Powering the Trackhawk is a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivering 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque. Built in Detroit at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, the Trackhawk will arrive in Jeep showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2017.



Dodge Brand
Three Dodge brand vehicles posted year-over-year sales increases in April, led by the Dodge Journey crossover’s 72 percent sales gain. Sales of the Dodge Challenger coupe were up 5 percent, while Dodge Durango full-size SUV sales increased 17 percent in April, compared with the same month a year ago. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – the World’s Fastest 0-60 Production Car and the Dodge brand’s new ultimate performance halo – was unveiled in April during the 2017 New York International Auto Show. The limited-production Challenger SRT Demon is powered by an 840-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Demon V-8, the world’s most powerful factory-production V-8 engine.
Chrysler Brand
The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – posted its best sales month so far this year in April. Pacifica sales were up year over year, and increased 12 percent compared with sales in the previous month of March. In addition, the all-new Chrysler Pacific Hybrid minivan began shipping to Chrysler dealerships last month. The Pacifica continues to accrue awards and accolades in 2017, including the 2017 Crossover-SUV of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the best minivan in Popular Mechanics’ annual Automotive Excellence Awards, and the best minivan of 2017 by the New York Daily News Autos team in the newspaper’s second annual Auto Awards.



FIAT Brand
Fiat 124 Spider sales were up 11 percent compared with the previous month of March. April was the 124 Spider’s best sales month so far this year. The 124 Spider was named Best Sports Car for the Money by U.S. News & World Report.
Alfa Romeo Brand
Alfa Romeo brand sales of 677 units increased 1,047 percent compared with the same month a year ago.
Maserati Brand1
Maserati brand sales of 1,265 units were up 19 percent versus the same month in 2016.

U.S. Sales Summary April 2017
Month Sales
Vol %
CYTD Sales
Vol %
Model
Curr Yr
Pr Yr
Change
Curr Yr
Pr Yr
Change
Compass
3,520
9,129
-61%
12,072
32,116
-62%
Patriot
4,939
10,404
-53%
21,119
39,615
-47%
Wrangler
18,841
18,840
0%
60,152
60,762
-1%
Cherokee
14,083
16,966
-17%
54,838
65,404
-16%
Grand Cherokee
18,877
17,768
6%
75,477
65,426
15%
Renegade
8,619
9,430
-9%
33,964
31,584
8%
JEEP BRAND
68,879
82,537
-17%
257,622
294,907
-13%
200
2,857
6,203
-54%
9,477
22,118
-57%
300
3,948
5,317
-26%
19,011
22,458
-15%
Town & Country
77
6,029
-99%
418
43,257
-99%
Pacifica
10,427
342
New
35,479
482
New
CHRYSLER BRAND
17,309
17,891
-3%
64,385
88,315
-27%
Dart
1,286
4,356
-70%
5,944
20,597
-71%
Charger
6,937
7,228
-4%
29,256
33,573
-13%
Challenger
6,591
6,303
5%
22,316
22,431
-1%
Viper
56
61
-8%
234
198
18%
Journey
8,401
4,882
72%
42,801
28,774
49%
Caravan
9,817
12,239
-20%
49,871
50,296
-1%
Durango
6,357
5,411
17%
23,086
25,504
-9%
DODGE  BRAND
39,445
40,488
-3%
173,508
181,404
-4%
Ram P/U
43,321
40,264
8%
162,520
153,562
6%
ProMaster Van
2,701
2,819
-4%
12,748
11,121
15%
ProMaster City
1,305
1,833
-29%
4,638
6,384
-27%
RAM BRAND
47,327
44,932
5%
179,906
171,086
5%
500
1,201
1,504
-20%
5,221
5,099
2%
500L
115
466
-75%
399
1,728
-77%
500X
758
1,128
-33%
2,724
4,386
-38%
Spider
465
0
New
1,426
0
New
FIAT BRAND
2,539
3,098
-18%
9,770
11,213
-13%
Mainstream Brands
175,499
188,946
-7%
685,191
746,925
-8%
Giulia
634
0
New
1,600
0
New
Alfa 4C 
43
59
-27%
183
217
-16%
ALFA ROMEO
677
59
1047%
1,783
217
722%
MASERATI 
1,265
1,066
19%
4,553
3,316
37%
Premium Brands
1,942
1,125
73%
6,336
3,533
79%
FCA U.S. Market
177,441
190,071
-7%
691,527
750,458
-8%
FCA US LLC
176,176
189,005
-7%
686,974
747,142
-8%
MASERATI
1,265
1,066
19%
4,553
3,316
37%
[1] The Maserati Brand is distributed in the United States by Maserati North America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. All other brands listed in this release are distributed by FCA US LLC.