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Records in Canada, Mexico drops

by David Zatz on

August 2014 was the 57th consecutive month of year-over-year Canadian sales growth, with 26,825 cars, trucks, and vans sold — 22% more than last August, resulting in the highest August sales, and the best calendar-year-to-date sales through August, in the Chrysler Canada’s history.

David Buckingham, Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Canada, reported, “We are seeing extremely strong demand for our new EcoDiesel engine in both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500.”

Chrysler 200 sales were 1,100, a 25% increase over last year and a new high for the car. Jeep set an August record of 7,192, more than double August 2013’s sales; Wrangler’s 2,564 sales were 48% over 2013 and also a record.


Registrations show Ram 1500 to be Canada’s longest-lasting pickup; it helped Ram set a sales record of 8,250, 18% over August 2013. 7,684 of these sales were pickups, which rose by 14%.

Year to date, Chrysler Canada sales rose 7% to 201,424; Ram pickups rose 5%; Grand Caravan rose 14%; Ram as a whole rose 9%; and Jeep rose 53%.  August sales were below April, May, June, or July, but this is typical of the market.

Chrysler de Mexico announced that August 2014 sales totaled 7,143 cars and trucks, a drop from 7,515 last August — though now Chrysler is not selling rebadged Hyundais.

Jeep Patriot

All Chryslers together were responsible for just 319 sales. Jeep did better, with 2,027 sales; Patriot was especially popular. Grand Cherokee hit 401 and Cherokee, 392.

Dodge had 1,493 sales, with Journey responsible for more than half, at 912 sold. Challenger was responsible for just 53, and Durango for 96. Ram sales doubled, but were still light. Ram ST had 873 sales, a new record, with RamCrew Cab at 456.

Fiat and Alfa Romeo, together, hit 728 sales, with the locally-assembled Fiat 500 sales seeing a 41% increase and Uno rising 57%.

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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