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Fixed numbers: FCA defies trend, raises sales

by David Zatz on

FCA US sales for August went up by 3% over August 2015, with 196,756 cars and trucks changing hands, a surprising spot of good news when other automakers are announcing losses (Ford down 9%, GM down 5%).

Around three quarters (76%) of sales went to retail buyers, with fleets taking up the rest — 150,153 sold at retail and 46,603 to fleets.

Every brand but Chrysler and Fiat had year over year gains; Jeep, with a 12% gain, saw five of six of its SUVs gaining (the Cherokee, by 41%). Dodge went up by 5%, with Charger soaring by 24%. At Ram, the ProMaster City was the highlight, with a 32% gain.

Chrysler sales fell 22% in August with supports for 200 sales removed — but the 300 was up by 22%, and the Pacifica had a respectable 7,459 sales.  Fiat continued its fall with a 21% decline; the new Fiat 124 had 460 sales.

Note: figures in the current year to date section of the table have been updated due to an FCA error.

2017… Aug ’16 Aug ’15 Change YTD ’16 YTD ’145 Change
Chrysler 200 4,210 12,538 -66% 45,886 128,673 -64%
Chrysler 300 5,275 4,339 22% 38,429 33,069 16%
Pacifica 7,459 0 NEW 26,201 0 NEW
Town & Country 1,809 7,255 -75% 56,635 53,469 6%
CHRYSLER 18,753 24,132 -22% 167,151 215,211 -22%
Dodge Avenger 0 45 -100% 0 1,197 -100%
Dodge Challenger 5,262 5,014 5% 45,260 47,346 -4%
Dodge Charger 8,614 6,964 24% 66,466 67,802 -2%
Dodge Dart 2,898 6,343 -54% 34,500 61,102 -44%
Dodge Viper 58 37 57% 408 456 -11%
Dodge Caravan 10,572 10,330 2% 94,712 56,218 68%
Dodge Durango 5,204 5,111 2% 48,869 41,416 18%
Dodge Journey 11,732 8,351 40% 65,783 70,359 -7%
DODGE 44,340 42,195 5% 355,998 345,896 3%
Jeep Cherokee 23,932 17,014 41% 140,356 139,582 1%
Jeep Compass 8,867 6,891 29% 66,432 40,418 64%
Grand Cherokee 18,409 16,477 12% 135,259 125,653 8%
Jeep Patriot 11,789 10,690 10% 83,715 80,328 4%
Jeep Renegade 8,181 7,941 3% 70,088 27,861 152%
Jeep Wrangler 15,290 18,264 -16% 134,332 139,536 -4%
JEEP 86,468 77,277 12% 630,182 553,378 14%
Pickup 40,202 40,341 0% 310,839 295,243 5%
Cargo Van 0 29 -100% 21 2,144 -99%
ProMaster Van 3,234 2,587 25% 23,761 16,812 41%
ProMaster City 990 752 32% 11,887 4,434 168%
RAM 44,426 43,709 2% 346,508 318,633 9%
Alfa Romeo 4C 37 97 -62% 375 451 -17%
Fiat 124 Spider 460 0 NEW 941 0 NEW
Fiat 500 1,243 2,102 -41% 10,100 17,982 -44%
Fiat 500L 131 314 -58% 2,658 6,334 -58%
Fiat 500X 898 1,061 -15% 8,379 2,279 268%
Fiat 2,732 3,477 -21% 22,078 26,595 -17%

Total Chrysler Brands 193,987 187,313 4% 1,499,839 1,433,118 5%
Total Fiat Brands 2,769 3,574 -23% 22,454 27,046 -17%

Cars 28,057 37,479 -25% 242,365 358,078 -32%
Minivans 19,971 17,899 12% 180,206 116,021 55%
Utilities 104,302 91,800 14% 763,215 667,432 14%
Vans 4,224 3,368 25% 35,669 23,390 52%
Trucks 40,202 40,341 0% 310,839 295,243 5%
Total Light Truck 168,699 153,408 10% 1,289,929 1,102,086 17%

Total FCA US 196,756 190,887 3% 1,522,293 1,460,164 4%
Percent of Total August Sales
Cars 14.26% 19.63% -5% 15.92% 24.52% -9%
Light Trucks 85.74% 80.37% 5% 84.74% 75.48% 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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