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FCA US Reports 2018 March Sales

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FCA US Reports 2018 March Sales

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

  • FCA US reports best March retail sales in 17 years
  • Jeep® brand reports best month of total sales ever
  • Jeep Wrangler reports best month of total sales ever
  • Ram Light Duty retail sales increased 8 percent

FCA US LLC today reported March 2018 sales of 216,063 vehicles, a 14 percent increase compared with sales in March 2017 of 190,254 vehicles.

 (PRNewsfoto/FCA US LLC)

The company reported retail sales of 162,304 vehicles, up 11 percent from March 2017. It was the best month of March retail sales since the company sold 170,545 vehicles in March 2001. Total sales were the highest since March 2006 when the company sold 216,865 vehicles. Fleet accounted for 25 percent of overall sales.

Jeep®Brand
Jeep brand total sales rose 45 percent in March to 98,382 vehicles for its best month ever. The Jeep Wrangler led the group as sales rose 70 percent to 27,829 vehicles. It was the best month of sales ever for the nameplate, eclipsing the May 2015 record of 22,615 vehicles. Jeep Cherokee sales increased 63 percent to 23,764 vehicles for its best March sales ever.  

Ram Truck Brand
Ram Truck brand sales declined 13 percent to 44,878 vehicles compared with the previous year. However, retail sales of the Ram Light Duty pickup truck rose 8 percent to 26,050 vehicles. The new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck began shipping to dealers in the second half of the month. The truck is being produced at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan.

Chrysler Brand
Chrysler brand total sales rose 15 percent in March to 19,499 vehicles compared with the same month a year ago. The Chrysler Pacifica minivan posted a 40 percent sales increase while the Chrysler 300 rose 25 percent. 

Dodge Brand
Dodge brand total sales declined 2 percent to 49,184. Sales of the Dodge Challenger rose 31 percent to 8,150 vehicles.

FIAT Brand
Sales of Fiat declined 47 percent to 1,544 vehicles. 

Alfa Romeo Brand
Alfa Romeo brand sales of 2,576 vehicles were up significantly compared with the same month a year ago. Giulia led the brand with 1,284 sales followed by Stelvio at 1,270 vehicles. 


FCA US LLC Sales Summary March 2018











Month Sales

Vol %

CYTD Sales

Vol %


Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change


Compass

17,302

2,651

553%

43,520

8,552

409%


Patriot

100

5,968

-98%

364

16,180

-98%


Wrangler

27,829

16,336

70%

55,504

41,311

34%


Cherokee

23,764

14,589

63%

50,610

40,755

24%


Grand Cherokee

19,616

20,374

-4%

53,448

56,600

-6%


Renegade

9,771

8,065

21%

24,659

25,345

-3%


JEEP BRAND

98,382

67,983

45%

228,105

188,743

21%


Ram P/U

41,307

46,384

-11%

103,964

119,199

-13%


Cargo Van

0

0

0%

0

0



ProMaster Van

2,451

4,048

-39%

6,457

10,047

-36%


ProMaster City

1,120

1,317

-15%

3,233

3,333

-3%


RAM BRAND

44,878

51,749

-13%

113,654

132,579

-14%


200

189

2,565

-93%

659

6,620

-90%


300

6,223

4,969

25%

12,992

15,063

-14%


Town & Country

1

95

-99%

3

341

-99%


Pacifica

13,086

9,340

40%

32,579

25,052

30%


CHRYSLER BRAND

19,499

16,969

15%

46,233

47,076

-2%


Dart

87

1,578

-94%

252

4,658

-95%


Avenger

0

0

100%

1

0



Charger

8,504

8,236

3%

21,265

22,319

-5%


Challenger

8,150

6,225

31%

17,648

15,725

12%


Viper

6

71

-92%

9

178

-95%


Journey

10,275

11,858

-13%

18,419

34,400

-46%


Caravan

16,292

15,602

4%

43,144

40,054

8%


Durango

5,870

6,506

-10%

16,233

16,729

-3%


DODGE  BRAND

49,184

50,076

-2%

116,971

134,063

-13%


500

439

1,671

-74%

1,309

4,020

-67%


500L

173

106

63%

395

284

39%


500X

607

726

-16%

1,579

1,966

-20%


Spider

325

419

-22%

731

961

-24%


FIAT BRAND

1,544

2,922

-47%

4,014

7,231

-44%


Giulia

1,284

484

165%

3,085

965

220%


Alfa 4C 

22

71

-69%

54

141

-62%


Stelvio

1,270

0

New

2,653

0

New


ALFA ROMEO

2,576

555

364%

5,792

1,106

424%


FCA US LLC

216,063

190,254

14%

514,769

510,798

1%










Total Car & MPV

54,781

51,432

7%

134,126

136,381

-2%


Total UV's

116,404

87,073

34%

266,989

241,838

10%


Total Truck & LCV

44,878

51,749

-13%

113,654

132,579

-14%









Method of Determining FCA US LLC's 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 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).

About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles under the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler Corp., established in 1925 by industry visionary Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. (NYSE:FCAU).

FCA, the eighth-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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