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FCA sales down on fleet drop

by David Zatz on

FCA reported another drop in US sales, which went down by 4% to 154,919 vehicles.  However, retail sales went up by 2%, going to 129,539 vehicles — 84% of total sales.  Fleet sales dropped by 25%, with the largest drop coming from Jeep (likely coinciding with the dropping of the Patriot and the replacement of the Compass).

November 2017 FCA sales

The Chrysler Pacifica minivan posted all-time record monthly sales, while the Compass set a new November record. Overall, the only former-Chrysler brand to rise was Chrysler itself, with a 14% gain; Jeep fell by 2%, entirely due to the loss of the Patriot (every other Jeep but the Renegade gained), Ram fell by 5% on a ProMaster shortfall.

Dodge fell by 15%, but it’s more complicated than that; the loss of the Dart meant over 2,000 fewer sales. A 28% gain in Caravan sales and a 9% gain in Durango could not overcome a 32% drop in Journeys and 34% drop in Chargers (Challenger essentially held its own).

Fiat fell by 28%; no Fiat registered even 800 sales (even the ProMaster City managed 1,121, and the Ram reached 36,714).

Alfa Romeo posted a fine month, by Alfa Romeo standards, with 756 Giulias and 657 Stelvios changing hands. If this trend continues, we could see Alfa Romeo beating Fiat by midyear 2018.

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