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With the model changeover halting production at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, it's no surprise that Chrysler passenger car output was off 51% in July. However, it's good to know that the Belvidere Assembly Plant is cranking out Dodge Darts in higher volumes than seen in recent months. Dart production was off 3.7% compared to last July but up 108.2% compared to June of this year.

Another 2,207 Jeep Cherokees went down the assembly line in July, bringing the total build so far to 3,089.

Toledo was a busy place last month: factoring out the Liberty, Jeep volume was up 41.4%. Even with the Liberty, it was up 22.8%.

Employees at Ram truck plants must be living off of Monster energy drinks and protein bars: Heavy-duty truck builds were up 81.2% and light-duty pickup output was up 51.8%. With the addition of the ProMaster/Ducato to the mix and a modest increase in Ram Cargo van orders, total Ram Division numbers jumped 67.6% in July.
CHRYSLER GROUP JULY 2013 PRODUCTION
PASSENGER CARS
Car ModelsJul-13Jul-12ChangeCYTD 2013CYTD 2012Change
Chrysler 200014,622-100.0%76,02480,775-5.9%
Chrysler 200 Convertible*0244-100.0%3,7758,294-54.5%
Dodge Avenger07,845-100.0%69,31160,91113.8%
Dodge Dart7,1167,392-3.7%49,75212,793288.9%
SRT Viper194141285.7%868481708.3%
Total U.S. Cars7,31030,117-75.7%199,730162,82122.7%
Chrysler 300*4,1034,0072.4%42,66053,564-20.4%
Dodge Challenger3,1772,20544.1%33,71327,19724.0%
Dodge Charger4,5835,170-11.4%61,88254,49613.6%
Total Canada Cars11,86311,3824.2%138,255135,2572.2%
Fiat 500 Sedan3,9065,806-32.7%28,26842,048-32.8%
Fiat 500 Cabrio7191,265-43.2%7,3987,0005.7%
Total Mexico Cars4,6257,071-34.6%35,66649,048-27.3%
Grand Total Cars23,79848,570-51.0%373,651347,1267.6%
TRUCKS
Truck ModelsJul-13Jul-12ChangeCYTD 2013CYTD 2012Change
Dodge Durango6,8314,41254.8%40,89627,57648.3%
Ram Pickup14,3799,45252.1%158,192133,03818.9%
Jeep Compass9,7475,64172.8%76,37269,5299.8%
Jeep Grand Cherokee24,34419,47425.0%150,364144,3014.2%
Jeep Cherokee2,2070NEW3,0890NEW
Jeep Liberty06,304-100.0%072,919-100.0%
Jeep Wrangler4,6565,465-14.8%41,96945,272-7.3%
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited11,2688,10539.0%85,88470,03622.6%
Patriot6,6032,923125.9%59,13760,171-1.7%
Total U.S. Trucks80,03561,77629.6%615,903622,842-1.1%
Chrysler Town & Country*7,6455,94128.7%74,39969,6756.8%
Dodge Grand Caravan8,2558,536-3.3%93,924110,619-15.1%
Ram Cargo Van4033971.5%5,3736,544-17.9%
Volkswagen Routan1841,106-83.4%1,2508,662-85.6%
Total Canada Trucks16,48715,9803.2%174,946195,500-10.5%
Ram HD Pickup15,5928,60581.2%87,68986,6141.2%
Dodge Journey*12,33015,348-19.7%105,972110,995-4.5%
Ram LD Pickup3,1832,11850.3%19,36216,62416.5%
Ram ProMaster Van9260NEW9260NEW
Total Mexico Trucks32,03126,07122.9%213,949214,233-0.1%
Grand Total Trucks128,553103,82723.8%1,004,7981,032,575-2.7%
Grand Total Vehicles152,351152,3970.0%1,378,4491,379,701-0.1%
Total Ram Light Duty Pickups17,56211,57051.8%177,554149,66218.6%
Total Ram LD & HD trucks33,15420,17564.3%265,243236,27612.3%
*includes appropriate Fiat/Lancia-badged vehicles

Production breakdown by brand or division looked like this.
PRODUCTION BY DIVISION
Brand/DivisionJul-13Jul-12ChangeCYTD 2013CYTD 2012Change
Jeep58,82547,91222.8%416,815462,228-9.8%
Chrysler/Lancia11,74824,814-52.7%196,858212,308-7.3%
Dodge/Fiat42,29250,908-16.9%455,450404,58712.6%
Ram34,48320,57267.6%270,616242,82011.4%
SRT194141285.7%868481708.3%
Vollkswagen1841,106-83.4%1,2508,662-85.6%
Fiat4,6257,071-34.6%35,66649,048-27.3%
TOTAL152,351152,3970.0%1,377,5231,379,701-0.2%