FCA US LLC Reports January 2016 U.S. Sales Increased 7 Percent; Best January Sales Since 2007

Feb 02, 2016, 08:00 ET from FCA US LLC

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

  • 70th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
  • Jeep® brand sales up 15 percent; best January sales ever
  • Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot, and Jeep Compass record their best January sales ever
  • Dodge brand sales up 19 percent; Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Dodge Journey register their best January sales ever
  • Ram pickup truck posts best January sales ever

FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 155,037 units, a 7 percent increase compared with sales in January 2015 (145,007 units), and the group's best January sales in nine years.

The Jeep®, Dodge and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in January compared with the same month a year ago. The Dodge brand's 19 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 70-consecutive months.

"Mother Nature was no match for our Jeep brand last month as we recorded our best January Jeep sales ever," said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. "Overall, FCA US achieved its best January sales in nine years and our 70th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases."

Nine FCA US vehicles set records in the month of January, including three Jeep brand vehicles. The Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot, and Jeep Compass; the Dodge Journey crossover, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger; and the Ram pickup truck, Ram ProMaster, and Ram ProMaster City posted their best January sales ever. The Jeep brand continued to set records. Coming off of its best annual sales ever in the U.S. in 2015, the Jeep brand logged its best January sales ever.

FCA US finished the month of January with a 103-day supply of inventory (666,652 units). U.S. industry sales figures for January are internally projected at an estimated 17.5 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).

Dodge Brand
Dodge brand sales were up 19 percent in January, compared with the same month a year ago. It was the brand's best January sales in three years. The brand's 19 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month. The Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Journey crossover each posted their best January sales ever. The Dodge Grand Caravan's 83 percent increase was the largest percentage sales gain of any Dodge brand vehicle in the month and its best January since 2007. The Dodge Durango's 70 percent increase was its best January sales performance in 10 years.

Jeep® Brand
The Jeep brand continued its record-setting pace in January. Jeep brand sales increased 15 percent, the brand's best January sales ever and its 28th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in every month dating back to November 2013. The Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass each logged their best January sales ever. The Compass' 18 percent increase was the largest year-over-year percentage gain of any Jeep brand vehicle in the month. The Jeep Grand Cherokee's 3 percent increase was its best January sales performance since 2004. The brand last month introduced its new premium Jeep Cherokee Overland model at the New England International Auto Show, and announced distinctive, 75th-Anniversary special-edition models available across the entire Jeep lineup.

Ram Truck Brand 
Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster, and Ram ProMaster City, were up 5 percent in January, the brand's best January sales since 2004. Ram pickup truck sales were up 5 percent in January, its best January sales ever. The pickup is coming off of its best annual U.S. sales ever in 2015 and its sixth-straight year of annual sales growth in the U.S. Just last month, Four Wheeler Magazine, a popular off-road enthusiast publication, named the new 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel its "Pickup Truck of the Year." The Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City vans each logged their best January sales ever.

Chrysler Brand
Sales of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan were up 39 percent in January, the minivan's best January sales since 2008. Sales of the Chrysler 300, the brand's flagship sedan, were up 45 percent for its best January sales performance in three years. Chrysler brand sales were down 22 percent in January, compared with the same month a year ago. The Chrysler brand last month unveiled the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, reinventing the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility and technology. The Pacifica will be available in dealer showrooms in spring, with the Pacifica Hybrid arriving in the fourth quarter of 2016.

FIAT Brand
The all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, the latest addition to the FIAT brand lineup in the U.S., will arrive in FIAT Studios this summer. A favorite at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider nearly 50 years after its introduction, the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design. FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, and 500X, were down 20 percent in January, compared with the same month a year ago.   

 


FCA US LLC Sales Summary January 2016











Month Sales

Vol %

CYTD Sales

Vol %


Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change


Compass

5,089

4,317

18%

5,089

4,317

18%


Patriot

8,273

7,563

9%

8,273

7,563

9%


Wrangler

10,797

11,683

-8%

10,797

11,683

-8%


Cherokee

15,347

15,154

1%

15,347

15,154

1%


Grand Cherokee

13,164

12,806

3%

13,164

12,806

3%


Renegade

6,362

0

New

6,362

0

New


JEEP BRAND

59,032

51,523

15%

59,032

51,523

15%


200

5,200

14,157

-63%

5,200

14,157

-63%


300

4,634

3,192

45%

4,634

3,192

45%


Town & Country

8,380

6,044

39%

8,380

6,044

39%


CHRYSLER BRAND

18,214

23,393

-22%

18,214

23,393

-22%


Dart

4,748

8,136

-42%

4,748

8,136

-42%


Avenger

0

242

-100%

0

242

-100%


Charger

9,164

7,025

30%

9,164

7,025

30%


Challenger

5,085

4,592

11%

5,085

4,592

11%


Viper

52

61

-15%

52

61

-15%


Journey

8,456

7,041

20%

8,456

7,041

20%


Caravan

8,525

4,665

83%

8,525

4,665

83%


Durango

6,079

3,585

70%

6,079

3,585

70%


DODGE  BRAND

42,109

35,347

19%

42,109

35,347

19%


Ram P/U

29,938

28,618

5%

29,938

28,618

5%


Cargo Van

0

1,101

-100%

0

1,101

-100%


ProMaster Van

2,109

1,580

33%

2,109

1,580

33%


ProMaster City

974

93

New

974

93

New


RAM BRAND

33,021

31,392

5%

33,021

31,392

5%


Alfa 4C 

67

97

-31%

67

97

New


ALFA BRAND

67

97

New

67

97

New


500

1,207

2,386

-49%

1,207

2,386

-49%


500L

369

869

-58%

369

869

-58%


500X

1,018

0

New

1,018

0

New


FIAT BRAND

2,594

3,255

-20%

2,594

3,255

-20%










TOTAL FCA US LLC

155,037

145,007

7%

155,037

145,007

7%










          TOTAL CAR

30,157

39,888

-24%

30,157

39,888

-24%


          TOTAL TRUCK

124,880

105,119

19%

124,880

105,119

19%









 

SOURCE FCA US LLC



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