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Chrysler still no. 4; Grand Caravan top minivan for 2012

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Chrysler finished 2012 as America’s fourth-largest automaker by sales. The folks in Auburn Hills came in just over 229,000 sales ahead of fifth-place Honda.

TOP AUTOMAKERS BY SALES
Manufacturer December 2012
General Motors 245,733 2,595,717
Ford Motor Company 212,902 2,243,009
Toyota Motor Sales 194,143 2,082,504
Chrysler Group 152,367 1,651,787
American Honda 132,774 1,422,785
Hyundai-Kia 98,613 1,260,606
Nissan North America 99,290 1,141,656
Volkswagen Group 61,798 612,486

1998-2012 Chrysler sales

Despite some close calls during the year, the Dodge Grand Caravan was the top-selling minivan for 2012. It was also the top-seller in December. The Chrysler Town & Country, which out-sells the Caravan in the retail trade (in the US), ended up in fourth place again.

 

2012 minivan sales



New fours coming

Recently, Ralph Gilles commented that a new family of four-cylinder engines was coming to Chrysler in around eighteen months— just in time…

Chrysler plant cut energy use, got $1mm

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Nicor Gas gave Chrysler’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois a rebate check for $1.3 million, the result of savings from three projects…

Dodge and Mötley Crüe kick off “Chance to be Bad”

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Dodge is kicking off the “Dodge Chance to Be Bad Giveaway” to tie in with its sponsorship of rock band Mötley Crüe’s…

V6: direct injection, turbos?

According to Allpar sources, Chrysler has resumed work on its original plans for the Pentastar V6 engine series: direct injection and forced…

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