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Chrysler #1 in Canada, gains in Mexico

by David Zatz on

 Canada sales: Chrysler is #1

Chrysler Canada today announced its 38th consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth, the longest sales streak in the Company’s history, and a position as Canada’s largest car-seller for the month. January 2013 sales were 17,013, a 3% increase over January 2012.

Ram was the #2 best seller in Canada, Grand Caravan the #4 best seller. Dodge Journey remains Canada’s best-selling and most affordable mid-size crossover. January sales marked a record month for Dodge Journey with 1,996 vehicles sold.

Mid-size car sales remained strong, up 37%, with 1,065 sales. The Windsor-built Chrysler Town & Country recorded a sales growth that tripled the results from January 2012, with 619 units sold. Now in their 29th year, Chrysler minivans (Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country) still command an impressive 70% of the minivan segment in Canada with more than 13.5 million vehicles having been sold around the world.

Jeep Wrangler sales grew 44%, with 1,048 sold, a monthly sales record. Ram truck sales were up 24%, with 5,405 trucks sold.

Models with record January sales were Ram, Journey, Wrangler, 200 (641 sold), Town & Country, and Fiat 500 (328 sold).

Mexico sales

mexicoToday, Chrysler de Mexico reported January 2013 sales of 8,186 units, a 9%  increase versus January 2012. Excluding Fiat, the Chrysler brands sold 7,118 units, with a 48% increase in car sales. Minivans and sport tourers were responsible for 1,281 sales; SUVs for 1,937 (nearly all were Jeeps); and Ram trucks for 1,233. This includes rebadged Hyundais.  (All numbers are being compared with January 2012.)

Sales of the Chrysler brand were up 10%, with Chrysler Town & Country up 27%; it won the Polk Automotive Loyalty Award in the “Minivan” category for a record 12th consecutive time. 1,846 Jeeps were sold with a 32% gain for Wrangler and 20% for Compass. Dodge’s best seller remains the Hyundai-Dodge i10, with 1,467 sold during January, a 31% increase. Avenger and (Hyundai) Attitude also posted substantial gains.  Ram 4000 sales were up by 35%.

Fiat 500 sales were up 74%, and Fiat Ducato had a 250% sales increase. Fiat announced that it would sell the new Fiat Uno and Palio in Mexico, and will extend its Strada line.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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