Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 152,367 units, a 10% increase compared with sales in December 2011 (138,019 units), and the group’s best December sales since 2007. Every brand other than Jeep went up in December, compared with December 2011; Fiat’s 59% rise was the highest of any brand.
December was Chrysler’s 33rd consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.
For 2012, Chrysler Group U.S. sales totaled 1,651,787 units, up 21% compared with 2011. The Each brand recorded significant gains, and Jeep’s 13% sales increase pushed its global sales to an all-time record. Seven Chrysler Group models set annual sales records in 2012.
Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Head of U.S. Sales, wrote, “Looking back on 2012, we were again one of the fastest growing automakers in the country with total sales up 21%. We also recorded 33-consecutive months of year-over-year sales growth and our strongest annual sales in five years.”
Dart sales were up 36% month-over-month in December, the compact car’s best monthly sales performance since it went on sale in June.
Chrysler Group finished the month with a 72-days supply of inventory (426,664 units).
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