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FCA squeaks to more US growth; Jeep record

by Bill Cawthon on

The former Chrysler, FCA US, sold 204,452 vehicles in May, up by 1.5% over May 2015 and the best May in 11 years.

Minivans were the key, with 10,040 more Town & Country, Pacifica and Grand Caravans sold — enough to cover other sales losses.

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Jeep set an all-time record for monthly sales, thanks to popular small UVs — despite Wrangler falling by 12%. Ram squeaked by with 15 more deliveries, with a small shortfall in pickups made up by gains in commercial vans. Alfa Romeo logged four more 4Cs, and Fiat dropped by 19% with 500X gaining what 500L lost.

Chrysler sales took a big hit due to a 62% drop in sales of the 200, though the big 300 gained by 38% and the Town & Country shot up by 49% (last May, factory upgrades caused a brief minivan shortage).

A 48% plunge in Dart sales and 30% shortfall in Journeys dragged down Dodge’s numbers; the Caravan shot up by 76%, though,and the Durango and Charger both had small gains. Dodge is FCA US’ sportiest, youngest-buyer brand, but the most popular car by far this month is the Caravan.

The Renegade and, ironically, the Patriot, which the Renegade essentially replaces, both had their best monthly sales ever; and the Jeep Compass, far from its launch, posted its best-ever May.

Model May ’16 May ’15 Change YTD ’16 YTD ’15 Change
JEEP 90,545 79,652 14% 384,440 330,160 16%
Compass 9,198 4,252 116% 39,193 22,782 72%
Patriot 12,864 10,782 19% 52,067 49,944 4%
Wrangler 19,551 22,324 -12% 80,295 83,291 -4%
Cherokee 19,208 19,669 -2% 86,409 86,954 -1%
Grand Cherokee 18,856 18,209 4% 83,927 77,616 8%
Renegade 10,868 4,416 146% 42,549 9,573 344%
CHRYSLER 24,276 29,802 -19% 112,625 139,439 -19%
200 7,600 20,007 -62% 33,164 88,009 -62%
300 5,598 4,042 38% 27,085 20,750 31%
Town & Country 8,583 5,753 49% 49,394 30,680 61%
Pacifica 2,495 0 New 2,982 0 New
DODGE 42,837 45,268 -5% 226,921 213,685 6%
Dart 4,514 8,667 -48% 25,774 42,353 -39%
Avenger 0 111 -100% 0 898 -100%
Charger 8,142 7,777 5% 44,101 43,058 2%
Challenger 6,677 7,438 -10% 29,128 30,166 -3%
Viper 47 58 -19% 241 289 -17%
Journey 6,137 8,813 -30% 37,423 41,456 -10%
Caravan 11,135 6,320 76% 58,050 29,364 98%
Durango 6,185 6,084 2% 32,204 26,101 23%
RAM 43,613 43,598 0% 215,736 194,868 11%
Pickups/C-C 38,833 39,952 -3% 193,279 179,384 8%
Cargo Van 1 191 -99% 1 2,996 -100%
ProMaster Van 2,946 2,541 16% 14,175 9,854 44%
ProMaster City 1,833 914 101% 8,264 2,634 214%
FIAT (n/i Alfa) 3,137 3,867 -19% 15,191 18,661 -19%
500 1,553 2,614 -41% 6,819 13,107 -48%
500L 334 1,245 -73% 2,064 5,546 -63%
500X 1,250 8 15525% 6,308 8 78750%
Alfa 4C 44 40 10% 273 295 -7%
TOTAL FCA US 204,452 202,227 1% 955,186 897,108 6%
Total Car + MPV 56,722 64,072 -11% 279,075 304,515 -8%
Total Utilities 104,117 94,557 10% 460,375 397,725 16%
Total Trucks, LCVs 43,613 43,598 0% 215,736 194,868 11%

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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