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Best May US sales since 2005 (updated)

by Bill Cawthon on

FCA US just reported United States sales of 202,227 units, up 4% compared to the 194,421 sales last May. It was FCA’s best May sales since 2005, and the 62nd consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.

The Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram brands each reported growth over last May. Chrysler brand’s 32% increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month.

FCA-Chart-May-2015

Seven vehicles set records last month, led by the Chrysler 200, which posted an all-time record, up 537% to 20,007 sales. The Dodge Challenger, KL Jeep Cherokee, and Jeep Wrangler also set all-time records. The Dodge Dart, Jeep Patriot, and Ram ProMaster van reported new May sales records.

At the end of May, FCA had a 69-day inventory (540,509 units) in the United States; total industry sales are internally projected to reach 17.9 million units for the year.

Model May ’15 May ’14 Change YTD ’15 YTD ’14 Change
200 20,007 3,140 537% 88,009 37,833 133%
300 4,042 4,653 -13% 20,750 22,448 -8%
Town & Country 5,753 14,799 -61% 30,680 56,761 -46%
CHRYSLER BRAND 29,802 22,592 32% 139,439 117,042 19%
Compass 4,252 8,666 -51% 22,782 27,790 -18%
Patriot 10,782 8,242 31% 49,944 37,055 35%
Wrangler 22,324 19,235 16% 83,291 69,298 20%
Cherokee 19,669 15,992 23% 86,954 67,095 30%
Grand Cherokee 18,209 18,068 1% 77,616 74,558 4%
Renegade 4,416 0 New 9,573 0 New
JEEP 79,652 70,203 13% 330,160 275,796 20%
Dart 8,667 8,644 0% 42,353 30,742 38%
Avenger 111 6,055 -98% 898 35,119 -97%
Charger 7,777 8,277 -6% 43,058 41,323 4%
Challenger 7,438 5,748 29% 30,166 21,904 38%
Viper 58 63 -8% 289 318 -9%
Journey 8,813 8,833 0% 41,456 39,703 4%
Caravan 6,320 14,232 -56% 29,364 59,609 -51%
Durango 6,084 6,071 0% 26,101 27,892 -6%
DODGE 45,268 57,923 -22% 213,685 256,610 -17%
Ram P/U 39,952 37,131 8% 179,384 170,711 5%
Cargo Van 191 768 -75% 2,996 3,808 -21%
ProMaster Van 2,541 1,033 146% 9,854 4,576 115%
ProMaster City 914 0 New 2,634 0 New
RAM 43,598 38,932 12% 194,868 179,095 9%
ALFA ROMEO 40 0 New 295 0 New
500 2,614 3,337 -22% 13,107 14,851 -12%
500L 1,245 1,434 -13% 5,546 5,643 -2%
500X 8 0 New 8 0 New
FIAT 3,867 4,771 -19% 18,661 20,494 -9%

TOTAL 202,227 194,421 4% 897,108 849,037 6%

Cars 50,762 39,917 27% 238,933 204,538 17%
Trucks 151,465 154,504 -2% 658,175 644,499 2%

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 just-auto.com, 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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