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Chrysler de Mexico reports improved sales

by Bill Cawthon on

With total sales of 6,637 units in August, Chrysler de Mexico reported its best sales results of the past six months and achieved a market share of 11 percent.

Despite low inventory levels on a number of popular nameplates, compared with July 2009, the majority of Chrysler Group vehicles posted major sales improvements.

Nine of company nameplates had a very strong sales month in August. Sales of the Chrysler Town & Country were up 105 percent, Jeep® Wrangler sales were up 244 percent, Jeep Compass sales climbed 55 percent, Jeep Patriot sales rose 86 percent, Jeep Liberty sales were up 228 percent, Dodge Dakota jumped 108 percent, Dodge Ram Austere sales were up 90 percent, Dodge Quad Cab® rose 47 percent, Dodge Crew Cab sales climbed 24 percent while Dodge Ram 4000 were up 19 percent.

Total SUV segment sales increased 59 percent in August and total core Dodge truck sales increased 56 percent compared with July 2009.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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