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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

Fiat-Chrysler profits plunge in second quarter

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Fiat S.p.A. announced its second-quarter results from Turin this morning for what could be the last time, if shareholders approve the Fiat-Chrysler merger on Friday. Worldwide shipments rose 2%, to 1.2 million, in the second quarter as revenues rose 5% to $31.2 billion NAFTA region shipments grew 10% while Asia Pacific (APAC) region jumped 42%....

Italian action could help Fiat-Chrysler

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According to a report in Italian financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, the government is considering offering tax incentives to boost car sales in the country. “We are thinking of using fiscal levers to encourage a renewal of our car stocks,” Transport Minister Mauritzio Lupi said today. “We are evaluating this project because that is what it means to have an industrial policy for this country.” “We have the oldest fleet in Europe,” Lupi went on to say....

Charger squads: still 5-speeds?

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Allpar’s sources tell us that, despite the clear acceleration and fuel-economy benefits of the eight-speed automatic, the police are demanding that Dodge stick with the old Mercedes five-speed on Charger squad cars. In 2014, both police and civilian Chargers had the five-speed, though civilians got the eight-speed with the V6 — and in 2015, the eight-speed will be the only transmission in any civilian Dodge Charger, including the SRT....

Ford’s towing claims: brag or bluff?

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In today’s print edition of Automotive News, Larry Vellequette wrote about one more facet of the ongoing battle for bragging rights among pickup manufacturers. This time, Ram is engaged in a tussle with Ford over top towing rights. Ford claims the championship over the Ram 3500, saying its 4X4 crew cab heavy-duty pickup can tow 31,200 pounds, 1,200 more than the Ram 3500 regular cab 4X2, which Chrysler maintains has “best-in-class” towing....

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