Chrysler de Mexico today reported December 2012 sales of 10,707 units, the best month of 2012. Year-over-year sales increased by 7% over 2011. Total 2012 sales were not reported, but Allpar estimates they would be around 95,000 units based on the full year increase numbers, estimates of 2011 sales, and data from Ward’s.
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Truck brands, together, sold 9,439 units, including a large number of rebadged Hyundai cars and trucks. Car sales rose 8% over December 2011, Sport Tourer/Minivan sales rose 1,870 units, and SUVs and trucks sold 2,592 and 1,415 units, respectively, during December 2012. The Dodge sales leader was the Hyundai i10 (1,851 cars), followed by Journey (1,482). Ram had an undefined sales rise. Fiat and Alfa Romeo, together, rose 8%, largely due to Fiat 500 and Strada sales.
Chrysler generally releases fragmentary sales data for Mexico. Full-year numbers from non-Chrysler sources will not be available for at least two months.
Rumors have been floating around for years about a potential supercharged Viper. It appears that it is finally happening, but it is not a factory built package. Instead, it was developed by Arrow Racing, which has Chrysler’s permission to modify the computer programming. It will be sold at the largest Viper dealer in the country, The Viper Exchange a/k/a Tomball Dodge. There are [...]
Hellcat Grand Cherokee. The term sends shivers of revulsion or anticipation down people’s spines. Revulsion if you are a hardcore Jeep offroad type or any executive at AMG, BMW’s M, or Porsche’s SUV division. Anticipation if you are anyone else with a pulse. Nothing official has been said about a Grand Cherokee coming with the already legendary Hellcat installed, and there is not likely [...]
This week, reliable source oh2o wrote that the Viper ACR would start production in July of 2015 as a 2016 model year car. How much of the concept Viper ACR , which was shown at the 2014 SEMA show, will carry through to production is unknown. We can surmise that the enormous carbon ceramic brakes will make it to production, along with [...]
Recently, Automotive News’ Larry Vellequette reported that Chrysler planned to boost the price their least expensive minivan to around $26,000. This resulted in an extensive discussion on Allpar’s forums, with some outrage over the high entry price. Going back to 2000, when minivan sales were still thriving and Chrysler was the undisputed king of the North American mini-market, we see the [...]