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Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 127,334, a 27.2 percent increase compared with sales in September 2010 (100,077 units), and the best September sales since 2007. Retail sales that were up 50 percent. Chrysler Group has beaten the average industry sales increase in eight of nine months this year.

Models that significantly contributed to the group’s increase included the Chrysler 200 and Chrysler 300 full-size sedans, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Compass, Dodge Journey, Ram pickup and the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country.

“Irrespective of the economy, strong products equal strong sales and with our retail sales up a whopping 50 percent that is exactly what we have,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Head of U.S. Sales. “September was also our 18th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth and we have now gained more retail market share than anyone else in the country. There is no double dip downturn going on around here.”

All Chrysler Group brands all posted sales increases in September. Ram Truck’s 42 percent sales increase led the way with the largest percentage gain. The Chrysler brand logged its best sales month since August 2008 and best September sales since 2007.

The Ram Truck brand had its best September since 2007. Sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 45 percent, its best sales month of the year and best September since 2007.

Chrysler Group finished the month with a 54-day supply of inventory (277,278 units). U.S. industry sales figures for September are projected at an estimated 13.2 million SAAR.

September 2011 U.S. Sales Highlights by Brand

Chrysler Brand: In September, the Chrysler brand posted its best sales month since August 2008 and its best September sales since 2007. The brand’s 36 percent increase was driven by Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, and Chrysler Town & Country sales gains. Sales of the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan were up 87 percent compared with sales of its predecessor the same month a year ago. Chrysler 300 full-size sedan sales increased 50 percent versus the same month in 2010, and sales of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan were up 16 percent in September.

Ram Truck Brand: Ram Truck sales increased 42 percent in September, the largest percentage increase of any Chrysler Group brand. Ram pickup truck sales were up 45 percent, the best sales month of this year and the best September sales since 2007. Both the Light Duty and Heavy Duty pickup trucks, along with the Chassis Cab, logged double-digit percentage sales gains in September.

Jeep Brand: The Jeep brand’s 24 percent increase in September was driven in part by the new Jeep Compass with sales up 306 percent, the largest year-over-year percentage sales gain of any Chrysler Group model in September. September marked the Jeep brand’s 17th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and best September since 2007. The Wrangler and the Liberty each posted double-digit percentage sales increases. The Wrangler was the top-selling Jeep model in September, and was second only to the Ram pickup truck as the top-selling Chrysler Group model during the month. The Wrangler set a new sales record for the month of September. Jeep Grand Cherokee sales are up 78 percent through September this year compared with the same nine-month period last year.

Dodge Brand: Dodge posted a 10 percent sales increase in September compared with the same month in 2010. The Dodge Grand Caravan and Journey each posted double-digit percentage sales increases in September. Sales of the Dodge Challenger and Nitro also contributed with sales gains in September. It was the Dodge brand’s best September sales since 2008.


Model Sep-11 Sep-10 Change CYTD 2011 CYTD 2010 Change
500 2,773 0 New 13,861 0 New
FIAT BRAND 2,773 0 New 13,861 0 New
200 8,709 0 New 58,550 0 New
Sebring 0 4,651 -100.0% 2,380 33,606 -92.9%
300 4,445 2,961 50.1% 23,376 29,111 -19.7%
PT Cruiser 0 735 -100.0% 1,328 7,863 -83.1%
Aspen 0 0 N/A 0 30 -100.0%
Town & Country 10,405 9,001 15.6% 71,917 87,493 -17.8%
CHRYSLER BRAND 23,559 17,348 35.8% 157,551 158,103 -0.3%
Compass 4,422 1,090 305.7% 34,013 14,309 137.7%
Patriot 3,812 3,641 4.7% 42,653 28,468 49.8%
Wrangler 11,388 7,765 46.7% 91,928 71,623 28.3%
Liberty 5,363 4,865 10.2% 49,325 37,189 32.6%
Grand Cherokee 10,580 10,915 -3.1% 85,769 48,177 78.0%
Commander 0 327 -100.0% 105 7,780 -98.7%
JEEP BRAND 35,565 28,603 24.3% 303,793 207,546 46.4%
Caliber 2,552 4,917 -48.1% 30,590 36,749 -16.8%
Avenger 4,610 5,022 -8.2% 45,028 41,702 8.0%
Charger 6,794 8,812 -22.9% 54,153 67,206 -19.4%
Challenger 3,328 3,138 6.1% 30,157 27,782 8.5%
Viper 6 49 -87.8% 144 313 -54.0%
Journey 5,402 4,198 28.7% 41,706 38,355 8.7%
Caravan 10,203 8,057 26.6% 85,830 74,954 14.5%
Nitro 2,255 2,032 11.0% 18,753 15,833 18.4%
Durango 4,923 47 10374.5% 39,080 125 31164.0%
DODGE BRAND 40,073 36,272 10.5% 345,441 303,019 14.0%
Dakota 708 960 -26.3% 10,657 10,410 2.4%
Ram P/U 24,522 16,887 45.2% 177,974 140,889 26.3%
Cargo Van 134 0 New 134 0 New
Sprinter 0 7 -100.0% 0 253 -100.0%
RAM BRAND 25,364 17,854 42.1% 188,765 151,552 24.6%
TOTAL CHRYSLER GROUP 127,334 100,077 27.2% 1,009,411 820,220 23.1%
TOTAL CAR 33,217 29,550 12.4% 258,239 236,469 9.2%
TOTAL TRUCK 94,117 70,527 33.4% 751,172 583,751 28.7%

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Old thread but this is good news, maybe people will find out Mopars are just as good as the rest. This comes from someone who had had just about every make of vehicle at one time or another.
 
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