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FCA US Reports September 2016 U.S. Sales

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Ram Truck brand sales increase 27 percent; pickup truck sales up 29 percent
  • Sales of all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan increase 23 percent versus previous month of August
  • Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger each record double-digit percentage gains in September

FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 192,883 units, a 1 percent decrease compared with sales in September 2015 (194,666 units).

FCA US retail sales were 146,453 units in September, while fleet sales were 46,430 units. Retail sales represented 76 percent of total sales, while fleet sales were 24 percent.

The Ram Truck brand posted a 27 percent sales gain in September compared with the same month a year ago as pickup truck sales increased 29 percent year-over-year. Both the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger turned in double-digit percentage increases in September while the Jeep® Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever – posted an 18 percent sales gain.

Sales of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan increased 23 percent in September, versus sales in the previous month of August. Sales of the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, the latest addition to the FIAT brand product lineup, were up 7 percent in September, compared with the previous month of August.

Ram Truck Brand
Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City, were up 27 percent in September versus the same month a year ago. The brand's increase was driven by the strong 29 percent increase in Ram pickup truck sales. The Ram 1500 Rebel was named "Best Pickup Truck" at the 2016 Ruedas ESPN Awards at last month's Miami International Auto Show. For 2017, Ram will introduce a new special-edition Night package for the 1500 model that gives truck enthusiasts straight-from-the-factory customized looks. In addition, Ram ProMaster sales were up 17 percent year over year. Ram Truck brand sales are up 11 percent calendar-year-to-date, compared with the same nine months in 2015.

Jeep® Brand
Jeep brand sales were down 3 percent in September compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep Grand Cherokee – the vehicle that has long defined what a premium SUV should be – posted an 18 percent sales gain in September, compared with the same month in 2015. In addition, Jeep Patriot sales were up a strong 33 percent versus September a year ago. Jeep brand sales are up 12 percent calendar-year-to-date, compared with the first three-quarters of 2015.

Dodge Brand
Dodge brand sales were down 6 percent in September compared with the same month a year ago. But the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger each posted year-over-year sales gains in September. Charger sales were up 35 percent, while the Challenger turned in a 19 percent sales gain in the month. In addition, the Dodge Journey crossover recorded a 6 percent year-over-year increase. Dodge brand sales are up 2 percent calendar year to date compared with the first nine months in 2015.

Chrysler Brand
Chrysler brand sales were down 27 percent in September versus the same month in 2015. The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan posted 9,172 units in sales in September, up 23 percent compared with the previous month of August. Launched in April this year, the Pacifica just earned a rating of Top Safety Pick+ for 2016 from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Pacifica achieved a "good" rating – the highest possible score – in each of five tests used by IIHS to evaluate crashworthiness. The Pacifica also earned the 2016 "Vehicle of the Year" and "Best Minivan" awards at the  Ruedas ESPN Awards presented in September as part of the Miami International Auto Show.

FIAT Brand
FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X and Fiat 124 Spider, were down 30 percent in September. In its third month on sale, the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider logged 490 units in sales in September, up 7 percent versus the previous month of August. The Spider earned a "Best Convertible" award last month in the 2016 Ruedas ESPN Awards at the Miami International Auto Show.   

 


FCA US LLC Sales Summary September 2016


Reflects New Methodology*











       Month Sales

Vol %

CYTD Sales

Vol %


Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change


Compass

6,482

7,701

-16%

72,916

48,192

51%


Patriot

12,316

9,280

33%

96,039

89,666

7%


Wrangler

14,255

17,486

-18%

148,627

157,255

-5%


Cherokee

17,995

20,484

-12%

158,346

160,341

-1%


Grand Cherokee

18,507

15,715

18%

153,926

141,679

9%


Renegade

6,776

7,774

-13%

77,252

36,513

112%


JEEP BRAND

76,331

78,440

-3%

707,106

633,646

12%


200

3,185

9,944

-68%

48,959

138,536

-65%


300

5,459

6,606

-17%

44,040

39,810

11%


Town & Country

981

9,249

-89%

57,926

62,085

-7%


Pacifica

9,172

0

New

35,572

0

New


CHRYSLER BRAND

18,797

25,799

-27%

186,497

240,431

-22%


Dart

2,597

7,096

-63%

37,267

68,320

-45%


Avenger

2

38

-95%

44

1,257

-96%


Charger

10,056

7,466

35%

72,270

72,583

0%


Challenger

5,698

4,771

19%

51,141

52,228

-2%


Viper

38

50

-24%

447

521

-14%


Journey

12,091

11,442

6%

77,946

82,035

-5%


Caravan

8,179

9,941

-18%

102,732

65,383

57%


Durango

4,274

4,703

-9%

53,093

46,119

15%


DODGE  BRAND

42,935

45,507

-6%

394,940

388,446

2%


Ram P/U

47,792

37,004

29%

361,086

333,537

8%


Cargo Van

0

9

-100%

21

2,146

-99%


ProMaster Van

3,218

2,762

17%

26,544

19,225

38%


ProMaster City

856

920

-7%

12,649

5,369

136%


RAM BRAND

51,866

40,695

27%

400,300

360,277

11%


Giulia

7

0

New

7

0

New


Alfa 4C 

34

56

-39%

411

511

-20%


ALFA BRAND

41

56

-27%

418

511

-18%


500

1,481

1,981

-25%

11,603

20,089

-42%


500L

103

332

-69%

2,801

6,754

-59%


500X

839

1,856

-55%

9,264

4,170

122%


Spider

490

0

New

1,431

0

New


FIAT BRAND

2,913

4,169

-30%

25,099

31,013

-19%


TOTAL FCA US LLC

192,883

194,666

-1%

1,714,360

1,654,324

4%










    Total Car & MPV

47,482

57,530

-17%

466,651

528,077

-12%


    Total UV's

93,535

96,441

-3%

847,409

765,970

11%


    Total Truck & LCV

51,866

40,695

27%

400,300

360,277

11%









 

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). 

***

*Following the July 26 announcement, FCA US performed a further detailed analysis of sales under the new methodology and has made adjustments in its reported U.S. sales for the periods presented in that announcement. Those revisions, which in aggregate correct a small underreporting across the 2011-2016 period, included adjustments of less than 3.4% in any single month; 0.6% in any single year and 0.04% over the entire period. The updated monthly sales figures are available on the FCA North America media website at www.media.fcanorthamerica.com.

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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