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Chrysler Canada sales leap up without rebates

by David Zatz on

Chrysler Canada today announced sales of 15,958 units for the month of July 2009, an increase of 73% over June 2009 but a loss of around 10% when compared with July 2008. The gain was largely due to an increase in product availability and  consumer confidence. During the same month in 2008, the company sold 17,818 vehicles.


The Dodge Journey remains Canada’s top-selling crossover, growing 41 percent over July 2008 with sales of 1,553 units.

On July 10, Chrysler announced that the third shift will continue at the company’s Windsor (Ontario) Assembly Plant, after Chrysler minivan sales rose to 3,311, a gain of 118% over a dismal June 2009. Chrysler has been running two minivan plants until recently. In July 2008, Chrysler Canada sold 2,955 Grand Caravans and 395 Town & Countries.

Reid Bigland, President and CEO-Chrysler Canada, said, “July marked our highest sales month of the year and a 73 percent increase over June. The cloud of uncertainty about our future has now lifted, allowing our award-winning products to shine.

Dodge sales rose to 10,671 units, an increase of 60% compared with June;  Dodge Grand Caravan sales were more than double last month’s, and slightly more than July 2008. Dodge Charger rose 39 percent from the same month last year with sales of 290 units. Dodge brand total sales for July 2008 were not released in 2008 or 2009.

Chrysler brand sales increased 58% over July 2008, and more than triple last month’s total, to 2,377 units. Significant gains were posted by the Chrysler 300/300C, which more than doubled their July 2008 sales.

Jeep® brand sales increased 43% from June 2009, with total sales of 2,910 units.  Jeep Compass sales doubled since June, while Jeep Patriot saw an increase of 93% to 1,255 units. Jeep sales in July 2008 had set a record (for July) of 3,833 units.

Chrysler did not release sales figures by model.

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