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Chrysler sales soar 16% in December

Chrysler reported December U.S. sales of 100,702, up 16% over December 2009 (86,523 units). For 2010, sales of 1,085,211 vehicles were 17% higher than 2009. The 1.1 million vehicles sold satisfy the November 2009′s five year plan objectives, which were openly mocked by some reporters.

Adding to the strong sales finish, the 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee and 2011 Dodge Durango were named finalists for the 2011 North American Truck of the Year award. The winners will be announced next week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Chrysler finished the month with a 63-day supply of inventory (235,454 units).

Jeep®

Jeep posted a 49% increase for December with Grand Cherokee sales tripling last December’s number. The iconic Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Patriot both posted double-digit percentage sales increases in December. For the year, Jeep brand sales were up 26% versus sales in 2009.

Ram Truck

Ram sales rose 87% in December, with all three groups (light duty, heavy duty, chassis cab) having substantial increases; Dakota rose 67% on light sales. For 2010, Ram posted a 9% sales increase. In December, Automobile included the Ram 1500 on its list of All-Stars, and Off-Road Adventures named Ram as manufacturer of the year.

Dodge

Sales of the Dodge Grand Caravan, the brand’s volume leader, increased 67% in December, compared with the same month in 2009. Sales of the Dodge Nitro mid-size sport utility were up 104% in December, while sales of the Dodge Challenger were up 31%. The first sales of the 2011 Dodge Durango began in late December. In 2010, Dodge brand sales increased 17%, compared with sales in 2009.

Chrysler Brand

Sales of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan, the brand’s volume leader, were up 16% in December compared with the same month in 2009. Chrysler brand sales increased 12% during 2010, versus 2009 sales.

Model Dec
2010
Dec
2009
Change 2010 2009 Change
Sebring/200 1,369 4,437 -69% 38,585 27,460 41%
300 1,503 4,452 -66% 37,116 38,606 -4%
Crossfire 0 0 0% 0 499 -100%
PT Cruiser 480 736 -35% 9,440 17,941 -47%
Aspen 0 32 -100% 30 5,996 -99%
Pacifica 0 0 0% 0 1,955 -100%
Town & Country 9,780 8,465 16% 112,275 84,558 33%
CHRYSLER BRAND 13,132 18,122 -28% 197,446 177,015 12%
Compass 375 913 -59% 15,894 11,739 35%
Patriot 4,467 2,759 62% 38,620 31,432 23%
Wrangler 8,227 6,798 21% 94,310 82,044 15%
Liberty 5,009 4,609 9% 49,564 43,503 14%
Grand Cherokee 12,753 4,097 211% 84,635 50,328 68%
Commander 79 1,634 -95% 8,115 12,655 -36%
JEEP BRAND 30,910 20,810 49% 291,138 231,701 26%
Caliber 2,402 5,289 -55% 45,082 36,098 25%
Avenger 3,510 3,799 -8% 50,923 38,922 31%
Charger 2,205 6,273 -65% 75,397 60,651 24%
Challenger 3,330 2,536 31% 36,791 25,852 42%
Viper 24 44 -45% 392 482 -19%
Magnum 0 0 0% 0 113 -100%
Journey 3,830 6,872 -44% 48,577 53,826 -10%
Caravan 14,266 8,563 67% 103,323 90,666 14%
Nitro 2,462 1,208 104% 22,618 17,443 30%
Durango 361 29 1145% 572 3,521 -84%
DODGE BRAND 32,390 34,613 -6% 383,675 327,574 17%
Dakota 1,029 618 67% 13,047 10,690 22%
Ram P/U 23,241 12,014 93% 199,652 177,268 13%
Sprinter 0 346 -100% 253 7,154 -96%
RAM BRAND 24,270 12,978 87% 212,952 195,112 9%
TOTAL DODGE 56,660 47,591 19% 596,627 522,686 14%
TOTAL CHRYSLER GROUP LLC 100,702 86,523 16% 1,085,211 931,402 17%
          TOTAL CAR 14,343 26,830 -47% 284,286 228,685 24%
          TOTAL TRUCK 86,359 59,693 45% 800,925 702,717 14%

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