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FCA US LLC Reports September 2015 U.S. Sales Increased 14 Percent; Best September Sales Since 2000

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

  • 66th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
  • Jeep® brand sales increase 40 percent
  • Dodge Journey sales up 45 percent; best monthly sales ever
  • Jeep Cherokee sales increase 38 percent; best monthly sales ever
  • Chrysler 200, Dodge Challenger, Jeep Compass, Jeep Wrangler, Ram ProMaster post best September ever
  • Seven FCA US vehicles post sales records in September

FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 193,019 units last month, a 14 percent increase compared with sales in September 2014 (169,890 units), and the company's best September sales since 2000.

The Dodge, Jeep®, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in September. The Jeep brand's 40 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 66-consecutive months.

"On the back of a strong sales industry we were able to achieve our best September sales in 15 years and our 66th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth," said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. "Last month's sales strength was broad based with five FCA vehicles setting September sales records and two others posting their best monthly sales ever."

Of the seven FCA US vehicles setting records in September, the Dodge Journey and Jeep Cherokee each logged an all-time sales record last month. Sales of the Journey and Cherokee were up 45 and 38 percent respectively. In addition, the Chrysler 200, Dodge Challenger, Jeep Compass, Jeep Wrangler and Ram ProMaster each recorded their best September sales ever.

FCA US finished September with a 76-day supply of inventory (590,503 units). U.S. industry sales figures for September are internally projected at an estimated 18.4 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).

Jeep® Brand
Jeep brand sales increased 40 percent, the brand's second best sales month ever and its 24th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The brand's September sales were its best since May of this year. The Jeep brand continues to roll, having set a sales record in every month dating back to November 2013. Three Jeep brand vehicles set records last month. The Compass' 54 percent increase was the largest year-over-year percentage gain of any Jeep brand model for the month. In addition, September was the Cherokee's best monthly sales ever as sales increased 38 percent and Wrangler posted its best September sales ever with a 26 percent increase.

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 4 percent in September, the brand's best September sales since 1996. ProMaster sales were up 76 percent.

FIAT Brand
Sales of the all-new 2016 Fiat 500X increased 10 percent in September compared with the previous month of August, marking the model's third-consecutive month of sales increase since launch. FIAT dealers sold 1,133 units of the new crossover last month as greater numbers reached FIAT studios across the country. FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L and 500X, were up 1 percent in September compared with the same month a year ago. 

Dodge Brand
Both the Challenger and Journey posted their best September sales ever. Challenger sales were up 26 percent as the muscle car logged its eighth sales record this year. Journey sales increased 45 percent, the mid-size crossover's sixth sales record this year and the model's best month ever. Dodge brand sales were up 3 percent in September, compared with the same month a year ago.

Chrysler Brand
Sales of the Chrysler 200 were up 3 percent in September, the mid-size sedan's best September sales ever. Chrysler 300 sales were up 41 percent last month as the brand's big, bold American sedan posted its best September sales since 2007. Sales of the Chrysler brand, which includes the 200, Chrysler 300 full-size sedan, and the Chrysler Town & Country minivan, were down 5 percent compared with the same month a year ago. The Chrysler brand is celebrating its 90th year by producing limited-edition 90th Anniversary editions 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.

 


FCA US LLC Sales SummarySeptember 2015











Month Sales

Vol %

      CYTD Sales

Vol %


Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change


Compass

7,179

4,666

54%

46,886

47,918

-2%


Patriot

8,533

9,117

-6%

88,719

69,958

27%


Wrangler

17,583

13,955

26%

157,513

134,068

17%


Cherokee

20,224

14,639

38%

161,112

128,133

26%


Grand Cherokee

15,758

12,854

23%

141,849

136,310

4%


Renegade

7,924

0

New

36,831

0

New


JEEP BRAND

77,201

55,231

40%

632,910

516,387

23%


200

11,364

10,995

3%

147,073

75,142

96%


300

6,723

4,757

41%

39,757

39,584

0%


Town & Country

9,163

13,029

-30%

61,970

108,340

-43%


CHRYSLER BRAND

27,250

28,781

-5%

248,800

223,066

12%


Dart

7,244

6,923

5%

68,319

60,763

12%


Avenger

32

1,677

-98%

1,156

49,363

-98%


Charger

7,384

8,624

-14%

70,700

72,141

-2%


Challenger

4,552

3,619

26%

51,949

38,376

35%


Viper

49

108

-55%

503

546

-8%


Journey

10,457

7,230

45%

79,395

70,686

12%


Caravan

10,568

11,275

-6%

64,219

104,071

-38%


Durango

4,884

4,564

7%

46,106

48,011

-4%


DODGE  BRAND

45,170

44,020

3%

382,347

443,957

-14%


Ram P/U

36,598

36,612

0%

330,643

319,868

3%


Cargo Van

4

478

-99%

3,170

7,290

-57%


ProMaster Van

2,483

1,408

76%

19,257

9,990

93%


ProMaster City

861

0

New

5,418

0

New


RAM BRAND

39,946

38,498

4%

358,488

337,148

6%


Alfa 4C

54

0

New

497

0

New


ALFA BRAND

54

0

New

497

0

New


500

1,926

2,737

-30%

21,329

26,616

-20%


500L

339

623

-46%

7,034

8,885

-21%


500X

1,133

0

New

3,132

0

New


FIAT BRAND

3,398

3,360

1%

31,819

35,501

-10%










TOTAL FCA US LLC

193,019

169,890

14%

1,654,861

1,556,059

6%










          TOTAL CAR

39,328

39,440

0%

401,615

362,531

11%


          TOTAL TRUCK

153,691

130,450

18%

1,253,254

1,193,528

5%









 

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SOURCE FCA US LLC

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