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Chrysler No. 3 as Detroit automakers top sales chart

by Bill Cawthon on

Chrysler, which passed one million sales in September, claimed the No. 3 spot among the seven top automakers for the month and is No. 4 for the first nine months of the year.

Manufacturer Sep-11 CYTD 2011
General Motors 207,145 1,902,172
Ford 167,842  1,534,622
Chrysler Group 127,334 1,009,411
Toyota (incl. Lexus) 121,451 1,194,524
Nissan (incl. Infiniti) 92,964 774,079
American Honda (incl. Acura) 89,532 859,797
Hyundai-Kia 87,660 860,319


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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