FCA US LLC Reports December 2015 U.S. Sales Increased 13 Percent - Best December in 90 Years; Full-Year Sales Up 7 Percent - Strongest Annual Sales Since 2005

Jan 05, 2016, 08:15 ET from FCA US LLC

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

  • 69th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
  • Annual U.S. sales up 7 percent in 2015; sixth-consecutive year of annual sales growth
  • Jeep® brand sales up 42 percent; best monthly sales ever and best annual U.S. sales ever
  • Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Renegade record their best monthly sales ever; Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Patriot each log their best December sales ever
  • Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City post their best monthly sales ever
  • Dodge Journey crossover registers its best December sales ever

FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 217,527 units, a 13 percent increase compared with sales in December 2014 (193,261 units), and the group's best December sales ever.

The Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in December compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand's 42 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month. The group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 69 consecutive months.

"FCA US finished 2015 strong with sales up 13 percent and our best December sales since we started business more than 90 years ago," said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. "For the second straight year, the company has topped 2 million in U.S. sales. FCA US sales have now grown annually for the past six years."

Eight FCA US vehicles set records in the month of December, including five Jeep brand vehicles. The Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Renegade turned in their best monthly sales ever, while the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Patriot each recorded their best December sales ever. The Compass generated the largest percentage year-over-year increase of any FCA US vehicle in the month. In addition, the Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City each recorded their best sales months ever, while the Dodge Journey crossover posted its best December sales ever.

FCA US finished the month of December with an 81-day supply of inventory (631,668 units). U.S. industry sales figures for December are internally projected at an estimated 18.3 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).

Jeep® Brand
Jeep brand sales increased 42 percent, the brand's best monthly U.S. sales ever and its 27th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.The Jeep brand has set a sales record in every month dating back to November 2013. Five Jeep models set sales records in December. The Cherokee, Compass and Renegade each logged their best monthly sales ever, while the Wrangler and Patriot tallied their best December sales ever. The Compass' 78 percent increase was the largest year-over-year percentage gain of any FCA US vehicle in the month. Sales of the flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee were up 22 percent for its best December sales in 10 years. Jeep Renegade sales were up 22 percent month-over-month for its best sales month since launch in March.

Full-year Jeep brand sales were up 25 percent for its best annual U.S. sales ever. It was the Jeep brand's sixth-straight year of annual sales growth. In addition, the Wrangler, Cherokee, Compass and Patriot each posted their best annual U.S. sales ever. The Grand Cherokee had its best annual sales in 10 years.

Dodge Brand
Dodge brand sales were up 6 percent in December, compared with the same month a year ago. It was the brand's best December sales in three years. Dodge Journey sales increased 3 percent, the crossover's best December sales ever. Dodge Durango's 25 percent sales gain was its best December sales in 11 years. Both the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan and the Dodge Charger posted year-over-year sales gains in December as well.

The Dodge Dart compact car, the Dodge Challenger iconic muscle car, and the Journey each recorded their best annual U.S. sales ever in 2015. The Challenger has posted seven-consecutive years of annual sales growth.

Ram Truck Brand
Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup truck, Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City and Ram Cargo Van, were up 4 percent in December, the brand's best December sales since 1999. Sales of the Ram pickup truck were down 2 percent in December, compared with the same month a year ago. The Ram ProMaster recorded its best monthly sales ever, while the Ram ProMaster City posted its best sales month since launch in January. 

The Ram Truck brand had its best annual sales since 2005. Full-year Ram pickup truck sales were up 3 percent for its best annual U.S. sales ever. It was the pickup truck's sixth-straight year of annual sales growth in the U.S.

FIAT Brand
FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, and 500X, were up 1 percent in December compared with the same month a year ago. It was the brand's best December sales ever. Sales of the all-new Fiat 500X small crossover were up 9 percent in December, compared with the previous month of November. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced in December that the 500X merits the Top Safety Pick+ rating for 2016. The 500X first earned that distinction in 2015. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest rating given by the IIHS.

Chrysler Brand
Sales of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan were up 1 percent in December, the minivan's second best sales month this year. The Town & Country ended the year on a strong note with its best December sales since 2007. The Chrysler 300, the brand's flagship sedan, turned in its best December sales in two years. Sales of the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan were down in December, but the 200 finished the year with its best annual sales ever. The IIHS announced in December that the 200 retained its Top Safety Pick+ rating for 2016. The 200 earned the distinction in 2015. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest rating given by the IIHS. Chrysler brand sales were down 21 percent in December, but the brand's full-year sales were its best since 2008.  

 


FCA US LLC Sales Summary December 2015











Month Sales

Vol %

CYTD Sales

Vol %


Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change


Compass

8,825

4,946

78%

66,698

61,264

9%


Patriot

11,206

9,434

19%

118,464

93,462

27%


Wrangler

15,591

14,003

11%

202,702

175,328

16%


Cherokee

24,049

17,715

36%

220,260

178,508

23%


Grand Cherokee

21,008

17,176

22%

195,958

183,786

7%


Renegade

8,975

0

New

60,946

0

New


JEEP BRAND

89,654

63,274

42%

865,028

692,348

25%


200

8,579

16,229

-47%

177,889

117,363

52%


300

4,856

3,992

22%

53,109

53,382

-1%


Town & Country

10,857

10,709

1%

93,848

138,040

-32%


CHRYSLER BRAND

24,292

30,930

-21%

324,846

308,785

5%


Dart

6,731

6,881

-2%

87,392

83,858

4%


Avenger

75

455

-84%

1,268

51,705

-98%


Charger

8,667

8,422

3%

94,725

94,099

1%


Challenger

4,744

4,938

-4%

66,365

51,611

29%


Viper

63

89

-29%

676

760

-11%


Journey

8,682

8,421

3%

105,400

93,572

13%


Caravan

12,670

11,253

13%

97,141

134,152

-28%


Durango

7,624

6,119

25%

64,186

64,398

0%


DODGE  BRAND

49,256

46,578

6%

517,153

574,155

-10%


Ram P/U

43,135

44,222

-2%

451,116

439,789

3%


Cargo Van

38

1,370

-97%

3,222

11,311

-72%


ProMaster Van

4,279

3,036

41%

28,345

18,039

57%


ProMaster City

3,011

0

New

11,124

0

New


RAM BRAND

50,463

48,628

4%

493,807

469,139

5%


Alfa 4C 

57

67

-15%

663

91

New


ALFA BRAND

57

67

New

663

91

New


500

1,501

2,302

-35%

25,084

33,708

-26%


500L

308

1,482

-79%

7,863

12,413

-37%


500X

1,996

0

New

9,463

0

New


FIAT BRAND

3,805

3,784

1%

42,410

46,121

-8%










TOTAL FCA US LLC

217,527

193,261

13%

2,243,907

2,090,639

7%










          TOTAL CAR

35,273

43,375

-19%

507,171

486,577

4%


          TOTAL TRUCK

182,254

149,886

22%

1,736,736

1,604,062

8%









 

SOURCE FCA US LLC



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