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Big gains in Canada; Mexico mixed

by David Zatz on

Canadian sales have barely gained, year-over-year, for all of 2015 and January-March 2016. That changed in April, when the company reported sales of 30,108 — 10% over April 2015.

So far in 2016, FCA Canada has sold 92,939 vehicles, its best start ever to a year. The bargain-priced Dodge Caravan made a serious contribution (6,368 sales), with a 76% increase, possibly as buyers sought it out in fear of a pricier Chrysler Pacifica (both will reportedly be made through to mid-2017).

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Jeep had a 21% gain (9,040 sales, total) for the month; Jeep Grand Cherokee posted an all time monthly record with 1,960 sales, 88% over April 2015. Ram’s 9,380 sales were 13% over last year.

Mexican sales were mixed, down around 2% overal, with gains for Dodge, Ram, Mitsubishi, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo offset by substantial losses at Jeep and Chrysler.

 Mexico Volume Change
Alfa Romeo 29 +93%
Chrysler 185 -34%
Dodge 2,481 +7%
Fiat 655 +5%
Jeep 966 -34%
Mitsubishi 1,265 +9%
Ram 1,740 +9%

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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