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Car production up 36% as total output falls

Chrysler Group factories in Detroit and Indiana were busy in January as production of the Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Dart and SRT Viper rose 103.5% to 30,827. Avenger production rose 90.4% and nine new Vipers left the Conner Assembly Plant. Brampton finished the month 6.6% ahead of January 2012 with growth in scheduling Challenger and Charger assembly overcoming a cutback in Chrysler 300 output. A sharp decline in demand for the Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio trimmed completions at the Toluca plant by 41.5%.

Overall passenger car production grew to 54,839 units, an increase of 35.5% compared to January 2012. As a percentage of total light vehicle output, cars accounted for 31.7% last month, way ahead of the 21.8% slice of the pie they got last year.

Total Chrysler Group production declined 6.7% in January, thanks to a 5.1% drop in light truck assembly. Activity at the Windsor plant took the biggest tumble, down 46.5%, but both U.S. and Mexican totals were off, as well.


CHRYSLER GROUP JANUARY PRODUCTION
PASSENGER CARS
Car Models Jan-13 Jan-12 Change CYTD 2013 CYTD 2012 Change
Chrysler 200 11,088 8,160 35.9% 11,088 8,160 35.9%
Chrysler 200 Convertible (1) 535 587 -8.9% 535 587 -8.9%
Dodge Avenger 12,149 6,380 90.4% 12,149 6,380 90.4%
Dodge Dart 7,046 24 29258.3% 7,046 24 29258.3%
SRT Viper 9 0 New 9 0 New
Total U.S. Cars 30,827 15,151 103.5% 30,827 15,151 103.5%
Chrysler 300 (2) 6,806 7,482 -9.0% 6,806 7,482 -9.0%
Dodge Challenger 4,541 3,514 29.2% 4,541 3,514 29.2%
Dodge Charger 9,049 8,139 11.2% 9,049 8,139 11.2%
Total Canada Cars 20,396 19,135 6.6% 20,396 19,135 6.6%
Fiat 500 Sedan 3,083 5,478 -43.7% 3,083 5,478 -43.7%
Fiat 500 Cabrio 533 698 -23.6% 533 698 -23.6%
Total Mexico Cars 3,616 6,176 -41.5% 3,616 6,176 -41.5%
Grand Total Cars 54,839 40,462 35.5% 54,839 40,462 35.5%
TRUCKS
Truck Models Jan-13 Jan-12 Change CYTD 2013 CYTD 2012 Change
Dodge Durango 3,538 2,615 35.3% 3,538 2,615 35.3%
Ram Pickup 21,867 19,946 9.6% 21,867 19,946 9.6%
Jeep Compass 11,381 9,949 14.4% 11,381 9,949 14.4%
Jeep Grand Cherokee 14,616 20,976 -30.3% 14,616 20,976 -30.3%
Jeep Liberty 0 10,072 -100.0% 0 10,072 -100.0%
Jeep Wrangler 5,798 6,053 -4.2% 5,798 6,053 -4.2%
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 12,498 9,867 26.7% 12,498 9,867 26.7%
Patriot 9,741 10,567 -7.8% 9,741 10,567 -7.8%
Total U.S. Trucks 79,439 90,045 -11.8% 79,439 90,045 -11.8%
Chrysler Town & Country (3) 5,754 7,957 -27.7% 5,754 7,957 -27.7%
Dodge Grand Caravan 6,490 14,084 -53.9% 6,490 14,084 -53.9%
Ram Cargo Van 482 942 -48.8% 482 942 -48.8%
Volkswagen Routan 0 796 -100.0% 0 796 -100.0%
Total Canada Trucks 12,726 23,779 -46.5% 12,726 23,779 -46.5%
Ram HD Pickup 7,973 11,896 -33.0% 7,973 11,896 -33.0%
Dodge Journey (4) 15,554 17,003 -8.5% 15,554 17,003 -8.5%
Ram LD Pickup 2,400 2,122 13.1% 2,400 2,122 13.1%
Total Mexico Trucks 25,927 31,021 -16.4% 25,927 31,021 -16.4%
Grand Total Trucks 118,092 144,845 -18.5% 118,092 144,845 -18.5%
Grand Total Vehicles 172,931 185,307 -6.7% 172,931 185,307 -6.7%
Total Ram Light Duty Pickups 24,267 22,068 10.0% 24,267 22,068 10.0%
Total Ram LD & HD trucks 32,240 33,964 -5.1% 32,240 33,964 -5.1%
(1) Includes Lancia Flavia
(2) Includes Lancia Thema
(3) Includes Lancia Grand Voyager
(4) Includes Fiat Freemont



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