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FCA US Reports Increase In July 2016 U.S. Sales

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

  • Jeep® and Ram Truck brands both up 5 percent year-over-year
  • Sales of Jeep Renegade up 57 percent in July versus same month in 2015
  • Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans drive brand increase in July
  • All-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider posts 480 sales in its first full month in the marketplace
  • Sales of all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica up month-over-month as launch momentum continues to build

    FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 180,727 units, up 0.3 percent compared with sales in July 2015 (180,124 units).

    FCA US retail sales of 155,885 were down 2 percent in July, while fleet sales of 24,842 were up 22 percent year over year.

    Both the Jeep and Ram Truck brands were up 5 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep Renegade, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Patriot posted sales gains in July versus July 2015, as did the Ram pickup truck and the Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans. Two Dodge brand models – the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Dodge Challenger – also turned in year-over-year sales gains in July. Sales of the Fiat 500X were up year-over-year as well.

    Jeep® Brand
    Jeep brand sales were up 5 percent in July versus the same month in 2015. The Jeep Renegade's 57 percent increase was the largest percentage increase of any Jeep brand model in July. In addition, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Compass, and the Jeep Patriot each logged a year-over-year sales gain. Last month, the Jeep Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever – won AutoPacific's Ideal Vehicle Award for the Mid-Size SUV segment for the sixth-consecutive year.

    Ram Truck Brand
    Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City, were up 5 percent in July versus the same month a year ago. The increase was driven in part by double-digit percentage increases by the Ram ProMaster and the Ram ProMaster City vans. In addition, sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 2 percent compared with the same month a year ago. FCA US announced in July that it will invest $1.48 billion in its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (Mich.) to retool it to build the next generation Ram 1500 and support the future growth of the Ram Truck brand.

    Chrysler Brand
    Chrysler brand sales were down 4 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago. The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica continues to build momentum in the marketplace. Sales of the Pacifica were up 1 percent in July compared with the previous month of June. July was the minivan's fourth month in the marketplace. The Pacifica earned an Editor's Choice pick in July from Roadshow by CNET, in part for the "nicest interior and smart, family-minded technology."

    Dodge Brand
    Dodge brand sales were down 10 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago. The Dodge Grand Caravan and the Dodge Challenger each posted year-over-year increases in July versus the same month a year ago. Sales of the Grand Caravan were up 28 percent, while sales of the Challenger muscle car increased 7 percent in July. For the fourth year, the Challenger has won AutoPacific's Ideal Vehicle Award in the Sporty Car segment, having the "Most Ideal Sporty Car" in its segment. 

    FIAT Brand
    FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L and 500X, were down 14 percent in July. In its first month on sale, the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider posted 480 in sales in July. 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 design. In July, sales of the Fiat 500X were up 1 percent compared with the same month a year ago.   

     

     

    FCA US LLC Sales Summary July 2016

    Reflects Restated Sales









    Month Sales

    Vol %

    CYTD Sales

    Vol %

    Model

    Curr Yr

    Pr Yr

    Change

    Curr Yr

    Pr Yr

    Change

    Compass

    7,005

    5,359

    31%

    57,565

    33,527

    72%

    Patriot

    11,288

    10,211

    11%

    71,926

    69,638

    3%

    Wrangler

    18,741

    19,828

    -5%

    119,042

    121,272

    -2%

    Cherokee

    15,451

    17,460

    -12%

    116,424

    122,568

    -5%

    Grand Cherokee

    16,704

    16,191

    3%

    116,850

    109,176

    7%

    Renegade

    10,057

    6,410

    57%

    61,907

    19,920

    211%

      JEEP BRAND

    79,246

    75,459

    5%

    543,714

    476,101

    14%

    200

    5,474

    9,526

    -43%

    41,676

    116,135

    -64%

    300

    2,369

    3,820

    -38%

    33,154

    28,730

    15%

    Town & Country

    3,341

    6,561

    -49%

    54,826

    46,214

    19%

    Pacifica

    7,911

    0

    New

    18,742

    0

    New

      CHRYSLER BRAND

    19,095

    19,907

    -4%

    148,398

    191,079

    -22%

    Dart

    3,341

    5,797

    -42%

    31,602

    54,759

    -42%

    Avenger

    0

    90

    -100%

    0

    1,152

    -100%

    Charger

    4,949

    5,936

    -17%

    57,852

    60,838

    -5%

    Challenger

    5,619

    5,241

    7%

    39,998

    42,332

    -6%

    Viper

    49

    57

    -14%

    350

    419

    -16%

    Journey

    6,376

    9,255

    -31%

    54,051

    62,008

    -13%

    Caravan

    10,055

    7,846

    28%

    84,140

    45,888

    83%

    Durango

    5,131

    5,270

    -3%

    43,665

    36,305

    20%

      DODGE  BRAND

    35,520

    39,492

    -10%

    311,658

    303,701

    3%

    Ram P/U

    39,827

    39,159

    2%

    270,637

    254,902

    6%

    Cargo Van

    0

    59

    -100%

    21

    2,115

    -99%

    ProMaster Van

    3,055

    2,167

    41%

    20,527

    14,225

    44%

    ProMaster City

    1,187

    636

    87%

    10,897

    3,682

    196%

      RAM BRAND

    44,069

    42,021

    5%

    302,082

    274,924

    10%

    Alfa 4C 

    43

    49

    -12%

    338

    354

    -5%

      ALFA BRAND

    43

    49

    -12%

    338

    354

    -5%

    500

    1,097

    1,940

    -43%

    8,857

    15,880

    -44%

    500L

    227

    314

    -28%

    2,527

    6,020

    -58%

    500X

    950

    942

    1%

    7,481

    1,218

    514%

    Spider

    480

    0

    New

    481

    0

    New

      FIAT BRAND

    2,754

    3,196

    -14%

    19,346

    23,118

    -16%

      TOTAL FCA US LLC

    180,727

    180,124

    0%

    1,325,536

    1,269,277

    4%








          Total Car & MPV

    44,955

    47,177

    -5%

    374,543

    418,721

    -11%

          Total UV's

    91,703

    90,926

    1%

    648,911

    575,632

    13%

          Total Truck & LCV

    44,069

    42,021

    5%

    302,082

    274,924

    10%

     

    Method of Determining Monthly Sales. FCA US's reported vehicle sales represent unit sales of vehicles to retail customers, deliveries of vehicles to fleet customers and to others such as FCA US's employees and retirees as well as vehicles used for marketing.  Most of these reported sales reflect retail sales made by dealers out of their own inventory of vehicles previously purchased by them from FCA US.  Reported vehicle units sales do not correspond to FCA US's reported revenues, which are based on FCA US's sale and delivery of vehicles, and typically recognized upon shipment to the dealer or end customer.  As announced on July 26, 2016, FCA US has modified its methodology for monthly sales reporting as follows:
    Sales to retail customers by dealers in the U.S. are derived from the New Vehicle Delivery Report ("NVDR") system and are determined as the sum of  (A) all sales recorded by dealers during the month net of all unwound transactions recorded to the end of that month (whether the original sale was recorded in the current month or any prior month); plus (B) all sales of vehicles during that month attributable to past unwinds that had previously been reversed in determining monthly sales (in the current or prior months).

    Fleet sales are recorded as sales upon the shipment of the vehicle by FCA US to the customer or end user.
    Other retail sales are recorded either (A) when the sale is recorded in the NVDR system (for sales by dealers in Puerto Rico and limited sales made through distributors that submit NVDRs in the same manner as for sales by U.S. dealers) or (B) upon receipt of a similar delivery notification (for vehicles for which NVDRs are not entered such as vehicles for FCA employees). 
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    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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