– Retail sales grow 33 percent in July compared with same month a year ago
– July marks the 16th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
– Jeep brand sales up 46 percent compared with sales in July 2010
– Jeep Wrangler sets a monthly sales record with 14,355 units sold
– All five Jeep brand models post July sales percentage increases, led by the all-new 2011 Jeep Compass, whose sales were up 240 percent versus a year ago
– New Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan sales up 111 percent in July compared with sales of its predecessor a year ago
– Sales of Chrysler brand cars – the Chrysler 200 and the all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 full-size sedan – increase a combined 66 percent versus July 2010
– Fiat 500 sales increase 68 percent compared with the previous month of June 2011
– Dodge Challenger, Charger, and Durango top their segments in J.D. Power and Associates 2011 APEAL StudySM
– New SRT brand launches the all-new, high-performance, technologically-advanced 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8 and Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
– 2011 Ram 1500 is named Best Full-Size Pickup by U.S. News & World Report
August 2, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 112,026, a 20 percent increase compared with sales in July 2010 (93,313 units), and the best July sales since 2007.
All Jeep® brand models contributed to the 20 percent July sales increase, including the iconic 2011 Jeep Wrangler, which set an all-time sales record, and the new 2011 Jeep Compass compact SUV with a 240 percent sales increase, the largest year-over-year sales gain of any Chrysler Group model.
All five Jeep brand models posted a sales increase in July compared with the same month a year ago. All Jeep models currently in production have posted year-over-year sales gains every month this year.
Also contributing significantly to the July sales gain were the new 2012 Fiat 500 city car, the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango three-row sport utility, and the 2011 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan, star of the Chrysler brand’s award-winning “Born of Fire” Super Bowl commercial.
“In a market that remains tougher than a cheap steak, we were able to produce our highest retail sales in more than three years,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Head of U.S. Sales. “I think that statistic is the ultimate testament to the progress we have made with our product in the areas of fuel economy, quality and design.”
The Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in July, while the Fiat brand registered a 68 percent increase compared with the previous month of June 2011. Chrysler Group’s car sales increased 28 percent in July, while truck sales were up 18 percent compared with the same month a year ago.
Chrysler Group finished the month with a 72-day supply of inventory (308,880 units). U.S. industry sales figures for July are projected at an estimated 12.4 million SAAR.
Press Release Courtesy Chrysler Group LLC