Chrysler LLC Announces Overall September 2007 U.S. Sales Down 5 Percent, With Retail Up and Fleet Down as Planned

- Chrysler brand car sales rise 10 percent over September 2006 led by

Sebring Sedan and Convertible

- Jeep(R) brand sales down 11 percent year-over-year with retail up and

fleet down, driven by planned fleet reductions

- Jeep Wrangler sales increased 71 percent versus last year

- Dodge brand sales up 5 percent from the same period last year, driven by

Ram Pickup and Nitro

- Dealer inventory down 15 percent or 82,000 units versus September 2006



Oct 02, 2007, 01:00 ET from Chrysler LLC

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler LLC reported U.S.
 sales for September 2007 of 159,799 units; down 5 percent compared to
 September 2006 with 168,888 units sold. All sales figures are reported as
 unadjusted.
     "With the overall industry down versus September 2006, Chrysler retail
 sales remain strong," said Darryl Jackson, Vice President - U.S. Sales.
 "Our fleet sales continue to trend down more than 20 percent driving the
 overall sales decrease for the month. This is directly in line with our
 plan to reduce daily rental fleet during the second half of the year."
     Chrysler brand car sales were led by Sebring Sedan which posted sales
 of 4,418 units and Sebring Convertible which finished the month with sales
 of 1,639 units. Chrysler Aspen sales rose 8 percent versus August 2007 with
 3,875 units.
     Jeep(R) brand sales were down 11 percent year-over-year with retail
 sales up and fleet down driven by planned fleet reductions, while Wrangler
 posted gains. Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited posted sales of 8,605
 units, up 71 percent versus September 2006.
     Dodge brand sales increased 5 percent over last year led by Dodge Ram
 which posted a gain of 20 percent. The all-new Dodge Nitro was up 2 percent
 over August 2007.
     "Our sell down on 2007 models is going very well and in October we will
 continue to offer aggressive lease and retail payments for our customers,"
 said Michael Keegan, Vice President - Volume Planning and Sales Operations.
 "We will extend the 0% APR offering for 60 months on more 2007 models
 through the end of the month."
     Chrysler finished the month with 450,733 units of inventory, or a
 71-day supply. Inventory is down by 15 percent compared to September 2006
 when it was at 533,220 units.
               Chrysler LLC U.S. Sales Summary Thru September 2007
 
                                                Month Sales      DR %    Vol %
                     Model                   Curr Yr   Pr Yr    Change  Change
 
     Sebring                                  6,057     1,664    279%    264%
     300                                      9,231    10,632    -10%    -13%
     Crossfire                                  501     1,431    -64%    -65%
     PT Cruiser                               6,140    10,675    -40%    -42%
     Aspen                                    3,875       734    449%    428%
     Pacifica                                 4,183     7,446    -42%    -44%
     Town & Country                           8,681    14,629    -38%    -41%
       CHRYSLER BRAND                        38,668    47,211    -15%    -18%
     Compass                                  2,852     3,680    -19%    -23%
     Patriot                                  4,245         0      0%      0%
     Wrangler                                 8,605     5,032     78%     71%
     Liberty                                  6,830    12,367    -43%    -45%
     Grand Cherokee                          10,419    11,034     -2%     -6%
     Commander                                4,509     9,780    -52%    -54%
       JEEP BRAND                            37,460    41,893     -7%    -11%
     Caliber                                  6,348     8,243    -20%    -23%
     Avenger                                  8,318         0      0%      0%
     Charger                                  9,265    10,228     -6%     -9%
     Viper                                       24       110    -77%    -78%
     Magnum                                   3,628     3,668      3%     -1%
     Dakota                                   4,188     4,617     -6%     -9%
     Ram P/U                                 30,100    25,081     25%     20%
     Caravan                                 10,417    18,493    -41%    -44%
     Durango                                  2,850     5,652    -48%    -50%
     Nitro                                    7,044       966    658%    629%
     Sprinter                                 1,489     2,288    -32%    -35%
       DODGE BRAND                           83,671    79,784      9%      5%
 
     TOTAL CHRYSLER LLC                     159,799   168,888     -2%     -5%
 
               TOTAL CAR                     40,053    33,716     24%     19%
               TOTAL TRUCK                  119,746   135,172     -8%    -11%
     Selling Days                                25        26
 
                                                  Sales CYTD       DR %   Vol %
                     Model                     Curr Yr    Pr Yr   Change Change
 
     Sebring                                   68,277     46,726    46%    46%
     300                                       90,251    106,107   -15%   -15%
     Crossfire                                  8,290      7,381    12%    12%
     PT Cruiser                                77,383    106,114   -27%   -27%
     Aspen                                     22,468        734  2961%  2961%
     Pacifica                                  42,874     60,885   -30%   -30%
     Town & Country                            99,134    127,053   -22%   -22%
       CHRYSLER BRAND                         408,677    455,000   -10%   -10%
     Compass                                   31,273      6,448   385%   385%
     Patriot                                   27,612          0     0%     0%
     Wrangler                                  92,549     54,234    71%    71%
     Liberty                                   68,865    103,214   -33%   -33%
     Grand Cherokee                            93,246    109,158   -15%   -15%
     Commander                                 50,124     64,829   -23%   -23%
       JEEP BRAND                             363,669    337,883     8%     8%
     Caliber                                   80,352     68,001    18%    18%
     Avenger                                   59,148          0     0%     0%
     Charger                                   89,490     87,768     2%     2%
     Viper                                        348      1,113   -69%   -69%
     Magnum                                    22,342     32,646   -32%   -32%
     Dakota                                    41,376     61,473   -33%   -33%
     Ram P/U                                  276,978    275,225     1%     1%
     Caravan                                  130,472    170,351   -23%   -23%
     Durango                                   37,511     53,417   -30%   -30%
     Nitro                                     55,789        966  5675%  5675%
     Sprinter                                  11,193     16,777   -33%   -33%
       DODGE BRAND                            806,477    835,065    -3%    -3%
 
     TOTAL CHRYSLER LLC                     1,578,823  1,627,948    -3%    -3%
 
               TOTAL CAR                      407,534    394,407     3%     3%
               TOTAL TRUCK                  1,171,289  1,233,541    -5%    -5%
     Selling Days                                 230        230
 
 

SOURCE Chrysler LLC
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler LLC reported U.S.
 sales for September 2007 of 159,799 units; down 5 percent compared to
 September 2006 with 168,888 units sold. All sales figures are reported as
 unadjusted.
     "With the overall industry down versus September 2006, Chrysler retail
 sales remain strong," said Darryl Jackson, Vice President - U.S. Sales.
 "Our fleet sales continue to trend down more than 20 percent driving the
 overall sales decrease for the month. This is directly in line with our
 plan to reduce daily rental fleet during the second half of the year."
     Chrysler brand car sales were led by Sebring Sedan which posted sales
 of 4,418 units and Sebring Convertible which finished the month with sales
 of 1,639 units. Chrysler Aspen sales rose 8 percent versus August 2007 with
 3,875 units.
     Jeep(R) brand sales were down 11 percent year-over-year with retail
 sales up and fleet down driven by planned fleet reductions, while Wrangler
 posted gains. Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited posted sales of 8,605
 units, up 71 percent versus September 2006.
     Dodge brand sales increased 5 percent over last year led by Dodge Ram
 which posted a gain of 20 percent. The all-new Dodge Nitro was up 2 percent
 over August 2007.
     "Our sell down on 2007 models is going very well and in October we will
 continue to offer aggressive lease and retail payments for our customers,"
 said Michael Keegan, Vice President - Volume Planning and Sales Operations.
 "We will extend the 0% APR offering for 60 months on more 2007 models
 through the end of the month."
     Chrysler finished the month with 450,733 units of inventory, or a
 71-day supply. Inventory is down by 15 percent compared to September 2006
 when it was at 533,220 units.
               Chrysler LLC U.S. Sales Summary Thru September 2007
 
                                                Month Sales      DR %    Vol %
                     Model                   Curr Yr   Pr Yr    Change  Change
 
     Sebring                                  6,057     1,664    279%    264%
     300                                      9,231    10,632    -10%    -13%
     Crossfire                                  501     1,431    -64%    -65%
     PT Cruiser                               6,140    10,675    -40%    -42%
     Aspen                                    3,875       734    449%    428%
     Pacifica                                 4,183     7,446    -42%    -44%
     Town & Country                           8,681    14,629    -38%    -41%
       CHRYSLER BRAND                        38,668    47,211    -15%    -18%
     Compass                                  2,852     3,680    -19%    -23%
     Patriot                                  4,245         0      0%      0%
     Wrangler                                 8,605     5,032     78%     71%
     Liberty                                  6,830    12,367    -43%    -45%
     Grand Cherokee                          10,419    11,034     -2%     -6%
     Commander                                4,509     9,780    -52%    -54%
       JEEP BRAND                            37,460    41,893     -7%    -11%
     Caliber                                  6,348     8,243    -20%    -23%
     Avenger                                  8,318         0      0%      0%
     Charger                                  9,265    10,228     -6%     -9%
     Viper                                       24       110    -77%    -78%
     Magnum                                   3,628     3,668      3%     -1%
     Dakota                                   4,188     4,617     -6%     -9%
     Ram P/U                                 30,100    25,081     25%     20%
     Caravan                                 10,417    18,493    -41%    -44%
     Durango                                  2,850     5,652    -48%    -50%
     Nitro                                    7,044       966    658%    629%
     Sprinter                                 1,489     2,288    -32%    -35%
       DODGE BRAND                           83,671    79,784      9%      5%
 
     TOTAL CHRYSLER LLC                     159,799   168,888     -2%     -5%
 
               TOTAL CAR                     40,053    33,716     24%     19%
               TOTAL TRUCK                  119,746   135,172     -8%    -11%
     Selling Days                                25        26
 
                                                  Sales CYTD       DR %   Vol %
                     Model                     Curr Yr    Pr Yr   Change Change
 
     Sebring                                   68,277     46,726    46%    46%
     300                                       90,251    106,107   -15%   -15%
     Crossfire                                  8,290      7,381    12%    12%
     PT Cruiser                                77,383    106,114   -27%   -27%
     Aspen                                     22,468        734  2961%  2961%
     Pacifica                                  42,874     60,885   -30%   -30%
     Town & Country                            99,134    127,053   -22%   -22%
       CHRYSLER BRAND                         408,677    455,000   -10%   -10%
     Compass                                   31,273      6,448   385%   385%
     Patriot                                   27,612          0     0%     0%
     Wrangler                                  92,549     54,234    71%    71%
     Liberty                                   68,865    103,214   -33%   -33%
     Grand Cherokee                            93,246    109,158   -15%   -15%
     Commander                                 50,124     64,829   -23%   -23%
       JEEP BRAND                             363,669    337,883     8%     8%
     Caliber                                   80,352     68,001    18%    18%
     Avenger                                   59,148          0     0%     0%
     Charger                                   89,490     87,768     2%     2%
     Viper                                        348      1,113   -69%   -69%
     Magnum                                    22,342     32,646   -32%   -32%
     Dakota                                    41,376     61,473   -33%   -33%
     Ram P/U                                  276,978    275,225     1%     1%
     Caravan                                  130,472    170,351   -23%   -23%
     Durango                                   37,511     53,417   -30%   -30%
     Nitro                                     55,789        966  5675%  5675%
     Sprinter                                  11,193     16,777   -33%   -33%
       DODGE BRAND                            806,477    835,065    -3%    -3%
 
     TOTAL CHRYSLER LLC                     1,578,823  1,627,948    -3%    -3%
 
               TOTAL CAR                      407,534    394,407     3%     3%
               TOTAL TRUCK                  1,171,289  1,233,541    -5%    -5%
     Selling Days                                 230        230
 
 SOURCE Chrysler LLC