Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Sales Down -7%

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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Sales Down -7%



    Ram Truck brand sales up 5 percent; pickup sales increase 8 percent versus same month a year ago
    Jeep® Grand Cherokee sales up 6 percent, compared with same month a year ago
    Three Dodge brand vehicles post sales gains; Dodge Journey crossover sales up 72 percent
    All-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan sales up year over year and best sales month so far this year


    May 2, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US today reported sales of 177,441 units, a 7 percent decrease compared with sales in April 2016 (190,071 units), which now include Maserati brand sales.

    In April, fleet sales of 30,650 units were down 21 percent year over year as FCA US continues its strategy of reducing sales to the daily rental segment. Fleet sales represented 17 percent of total sales in April. Retail sales of 146,791 units were down 3 percent for the month, and represented 83 percent of total April sales.

    Ram Truck brand sales were up 5 percent year over year in April, compared with the same month a year ago. The increase was driven by an 8 percent increase in Ram pickup truck sales. Three Dodge brand vehicles posted sales gains, led by the Dodge Journey crossover’s 72 percent year-over-year increase. The Jeep Grand Cherokee posted a 6 percent sales gain in April. Sales of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan – the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – increased year over year in April, versus the same month a year ago and turned in its best sales month so far this year.

    Ram Truck Brand
    Ram pickup truck sales increased 8 percent in April, compared with the same month a year ago. Ram Truck brand sales – which also include the Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans – were up 5 percent for the month. The Fast Lane Truck (TFLtruck) in April honored the 2017 Ram 3500 with a Gold Hitch award for the heavy-duty segment. The 6.7-liter Cummins diesel-powered Ram 3500 Heavy Duty took top honors for outstanding pulling power, braking, fuel economy, comfort and handling under extreme towing conditions.

    Jeep® Brand
    Jeep Grand Cherokee sales were up 6 percent in April, compared with the same month a year ago. The brand’s total sales for the month were down as the brand launches the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass and continues to reduce its fleet sales volume to the daily rental segment. The all-new Compass is now arriving in Jeep dealerships in greater numbers. The new Compass is the only compact SUV to offer a nine-speed automatic transmission, and is standard on all Compass 4x4 models. The Jeep brand unveiled the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk at the New York International Auto Show in April. The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the most powerful and quickest SUV ever. Powering the Trackhawk is a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine delivering 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque. Built in Detroit at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, the Trackhawk will arrive in Jeep showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2017.

    Dodge Brand
    Three Dodge brand vehicles posted year-over-year sales increases in April, led by the Dodge Journey crossover’s 72 percent sales gain. Sales of the Dodge Challenger coupe were up 5 percent, while Dodge Durango full-size SUV sales increased 17 percent in April, compared with the same month a year ago. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – the World’s Fastest 0-60 Production Car and the Dodge brand’s new ultimate performance halo – was unveiled in April during the 2017 New York International Auto Show. The limited-production Challenger SRT Demon is powered by an 840-horsepower, supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Demon V-8, the world’s most powerful factory-production V-8 engine.

    Chrysler Brand
    The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – posted its best sales month so far this year in April. Pacifica sales were up year over year, and increased 12 percent compared with sales in the previous month of March. In addition, the all-new Chrysler Pacific Hybrid minivan began shipping to Chrysler dealerships last month. The Pacifica continues to accrue awards and accolades in 2017, including the 2017 Crossover-SUV of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the best minivan in Popular Mechanics’ annual Automotive Excellence Awards, and the best minivan of 2017 by the New York Daily News Autos team in the newspaper’s second annual Auto Awards.

    FIAT Brand
    Fiat 124 Spider sales were up 11 percent compared with the previous month of March. April was the 124 Spider’s best sales month so far this year. The 124 Spider was named Best Sports Car for the Money by U.S. News & World Report.

    Alfa Romeo Brand
    Alfa Romeo brand sales of 677 units increased 1,047 percent compared with the same month a year ago.

    Maserati Brand
    Maserati brand sales of 1,265 units were up 19 percent versus the same month in 2016.

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    Re: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Sales Down -7%

    Wonder if they ever found a partner to make the Dart & 200 replacements

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    Re: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Sales Down -7%

    Quote Originally Posted by dslay04 View Post
    Wonder if they ever found a partner to make the Dart & 200 replacements
    No, they haven't.

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    Re: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Sales Down -7%

    Sales Chart:

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    Re: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Sales Down -7%

    So the Ram Pick-up is now consistently outselling the Silverado?
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    Re: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Sales Down -7%

    Almost as consistently as FCA is outselling Ford at retail, which they did this month.

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    Re: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Sales Down -7%

    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsdave88 View Post
    Almost as consistently as FCA is outselling Ford at retail, which they did this month.
    With 7 brands; I would hope so...................




    Ford has more Commercial & Government Fleet (units and percent) than FCA does in-total, nothing new.

    The fact they did it without the Dart or 200, the main driver for their 21% decline in fleet, is noteworthy.

    Crazy how many Patriots and Compass they are still selling, it's been out of production for months.
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    Re: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Sales Down -7%

    The huge loses by model were predictable.

    The big increases by model were predictable.

    They do a few things really really good, and they are to be commended for how hard they are trying to leverage what they bring to the table to do the most for them that it can.

    They do that debatably better then the other 2.

    But the loser models are pure schit, and from the numbers, most everyone has now figured it out.

    If only GM would look at the competition to see what they themselves might do better.

    Chrysler- stuff a hot hemi into anything and everything, and then complement the power with the appropriate running gear. Offer the baddest hot rod that there has ever been. Smart MFers.

    GM- offer a base model that basically no one would ever buy at too much money, then soak the customer by conniving to increase the sale price to the highest that they can so that the customer has a reasonably appointed vehicle. But sorry, no V8's or V6T(TT) unless you pay through the friggin nose.

    Ford is just comfortable in between, and avoiding the hate.

    The mistakes are glaring.

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    Ram's in a really good position here. Sales keep going up, and up, despite dating back to 2009. The new model is coming, but it looks like they don't need to rush it, they're just printing money now. The Silverado/Sierra, however, the replacement needs to get here NOW.
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