Chrysler Canada celebrated its 37th consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth, the longest sales streak in its history. December 2012 sales were 14,756, just 1% higher than December 2011. For the full year, sales were 243,845, a 6% increase over 2011.
Chrysler Canada boasts the best retail sales since 2000, and is again the second most popular Canadian automaker.
Chrysler Canada passenger car sales more than doubled for the month, with an increase of 103% in December 2012 with 2,827 sales and 33% for the calendar year with 42,509 sales. Dodge Dart had its best sales month with 849 Dodge Darts sold, up 3% from November. Chrysler 200 set a monthly sales record for December 2012, with 614 sold. If one couples Dodge Avenger with Chrysler 200, Chrysler Canada was the number one seller of mid-size passenger cars in the country for 2012.
Dodge Journey holds onto its claim as the number one selling crossover in Canada with 28,888 vehicles sold in 2012. Caravan, however, has fallen to the country’s #4 best seller, with 51,552 sold. For the 2012 calendar year, the Jeep Grand Cherokee claimed the top spot as the number one selling full-size SUV in the country.
Jeep brand sales were strong in 2012, led primarily by increases in Jeep Wrangler sales. In December 2012, 988 Jeep Wranglers were sold, up 27% from December 2011. For the 2012 calendar year, 18,996 Jeep Wranglers were sold, up 21%.
Ram trucks are billed as Canada’s longest-lasting line of pickup trucks. For December 2012, 4,987 Ram trucks were sold, a monthly sales record. For the full year, 67,634 trucks were sold, an increase of 7% . Ram trucks rank as the number-two selling vehicles in the country.
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