FCA US LLC Reports October 2015 U.S. Sales Increased 15 Percent; Best October Sales Since 2001

03 Nov, 2015, 08:00 ET from FCA US LLC

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

  • 67th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
  • Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram Truck and FIAT brands post sales gains
  • Jeep brand sales increase 33 percent
  • Eight FCA US vehicles post sales records in October
  • Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Wrangler, Ram ProMaster post best October ever

FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 195,545 units last month, a 15 percent increase compared with sales in October 2014 (170,480 units), and the company's best October sales since 2001.

The Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in October. The Jeep brand's 33 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month. The company extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 67 consecutive months.

"October marks our 67th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth and our best October since 2001," said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. "Last month's sales strength continued to be broad based for the company with eight FCA vehicles setting October sales records across three of our brands."

Of the eight FCA US vehicles setting records in October, the Jeep Patriot's 56 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US vehicle during the month. In addition, the Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass, Jeep Wrangler and Ram ProMaster each recorded their best October sales ever.

FCA US finished October with a 90-day supply of inventory (625,092 units). U.S. industry sales figures for October are internally projected at an estimated 18.5 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).

Jeep®Brand
Jeep brand sales increased 33 percent, the brand's 25th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains – a streak that dates back to November 2013. Four Jeep brand vehicles set records last month. The Patriot's 56 percent increase was the largest year-over-year percentage gain of any Jeep brand model for the month. In addition, the Cherokee, Compass and Wrangler each posted their best October sales ever.

Dodge Brand
The Charger, Challenger and Journey all posted their best October sales ever. Charger sales were up 24 percent. Challenger sales were up 31 percent as the muscle car logged its ninth sales record this year. Journey sales increased 37 percent, the mid-size crossover's seventh sales record this year. Dodge brand sales were up 12 percent in October, compared with the same month a year ago.

Ram Truck Brand
Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup truck lineup, Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City and Ram Cargo Van, were up 3 percent in October, the brand's best October sales since 2003. Sales of the pickup truck lineup increased 3 percent. ProMaster sales were up 19 percent, its best October sales ever.

FIAT Brand
Sales of the all-new 2016 Fiat 500X increased 92 percent in October compared with the previous month of September, marking the model's fourth-consecutive month of sales increase since launch. FIAT dealers sold 2,178 units of the new crossover last month. FIAT brand sales, comprised of the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L and 500X, were up 1 percent in October compared with the same month a year ago. 

Chrysler Brand
Sales of the Chrysler brand, which covers the Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 full-size sedan, and the Chrysler Town & Country minivan, were up 1 percent compared with the same month a year ago. Town & Country sales were up 4 percent, its best October since 2007. The Chrysler brand continues to celebrate its 90th year by producing a limited run of 90th Anniversary edition vehicles that offer more standard equipment and value for customers. The anniversary packages are being offered on the volume models, adding value for the customer who will most appreciate it. 

About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol "FCA."

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FCA US LLC Sales Summary October 2015









Month Sales

Vol %

      CYTD Sales

Vol %

Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Compass

6,101

4,301

42%

52,987

52,219

1%

Patriot

10,191

6,524

56%

98,910

76,482

29%

Wrangler

15,751

13,665

15%

173,264

147,733

17%

Cherokee

17,673

15,715

12%

178,785

143,848

24%

Grand Cherokee

16,050

14,993

7%

157,899

151,303

4%

Renegade

7,795

0

New

44,626

0

New

JEEP BRAND

73,561

55,198

33%

706,471

571,585

24%

200

11,905

11,675

2%

158,978

86,817

83%

300

4,564

4,935

-8%

44,321

44,519

0%

Town & Country

11,332

10,936

4%

73,302

119,276

-39%

CHRYSLER BRAND

27,801

27,546

1%

276,601

250,612

10%

Dart

6,152

7,202

-15%

74,471

67,965

10%

Avenger

23

1,347

-98%

1,179

50,710

-98%

Charger

8,673

6,967

24%

79,373

79,108

0%

Challenger

5,409

4,140

31%

57,358

42,516

35%

Viper

60

80

-25%

563

626

-10%

Journey

9,525

6,935

37%

88,920

77,621

15%

Caravan

12,094

9,986

21%

76,313

114,057

-33%

Durango

4,676

4,855

-4%

50,782

52,866

-4%

DODGE  BRAND

46,612

41,512

12%

428,959

485,469

-12%

Ram P/U

40,931

39,834

3%

371,574

359,702

3%

Cargo Van

10

942

-99%

3,180

8,232

-61%

ProMaster Van

2,055

1,723

19%

21,312

11,713

82%

ProMaster City

753

0

New

6,171

0

New

RAM BRAND

43,749

42,499

3%

402,237

379,647

6%

Alfa 4C 

65

0

New

562

0

New

ALFA BRAND

65

0

New

562

0

New

500

1,286

2,806

-54%

22,615

29,422

-23%

500L

293

919

-68%

7,327

9,804

-25%

500X

2,178

0

New

5,634

0

New

FIAT BRAND

3,757

3,725

1%

35,576

39,226

-9%








TOTAL FCA US LLC

195,545

170,480

15%

1,850,406

1,726,539

7%








          TOTAL CAR

38,137

39,152

-3%

439,752

401,683

9%

          TOTAL TRUCK

157,408

131,328

20%

1,410,986

1,324,856

7%








 

 

SOURCE FCA US LLC



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