Motor Village LA Confirms, Chrysler Group LLC Reports Sales Increase of 10 Percent for December 2012

This is the strongest December sales in five years with full-year sales up 21%.


WEBWIRE – Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Motor Village LA confirms, Chrysler Group LLC has reported U.S. sales of 152,367 units, a 10 percent increase compared with sales in December 2011 (138,019 units), and the groupís best December sales since 2007.
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The Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in December compared with the same month last year. The FIAT brandís 59 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand for the month. December marked Chrysler Groupís 33rd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. 
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For the year, Chrysler Group sales totaled 1,651,787 units, up 21 percent compared with sales in 2011. The Chrysler, Jeepģ, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each recorded significant sales gains during 2012 compared with sales in the previous year. The Jeep brandís 13 percent sales increase in the U.S. helped push its global sales to an all-time record in 2012. Seven Chrysler Group models set annual sales records in 2012.

The all-new Dodge Dart, which just earned a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety which played a big role in Chrysler Groupís 10 percent sales increase in December. Dart sales were up 36 percent month-over-month in December, the compact carís best monthly sales performance since it went on sale in June.

Also contributing to Chrysler Groupís 10 percent increase were the Fiat 500, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey, and Ram Cargo Van, each setting a sales record for the month of December. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Ė the most awarded SUV ever Ė recorded its best sales performance of the year in December.

Fiat 500 sales were up 59 percent last month, a sales record for the month of December. It was the 10th-consecutive month this year in which the Fiat 500 has set a sales record, including an all-time sales record in September. Sales of the Fiat 500 hatchback were up 64 percent while the Fiat 500 Cabrio recorded a 39 percent year-over-year sales gain. The Fiat 500 was one of the 12 Chrysler Group models that earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick designation in December.

For the year, Fiat 500 sales (43,772 units) were up a substantial 121 percent compared with sales (19,769 units) during the 10 months that the model was sold in the U.S. in 2011. Fiat 500 sales in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico exceeded 50,000 units in 2012.

Motor Village LA carries a full model lineup of new 2012 & 2013 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM vehicles including the 1500, 200, 300, Charger, Challenger, Grand Caravan and Grand Cherokee. †

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