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    Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Now Boasts 900 Pound-Feet From Its Diesel Engine


    • 900 Pound-Feet from a Diesel Heavy-Duty Truck?!


    If you thought the heavy-duty wars were done and over with, you thought wrong. Ram announced today that the 3500 Heavy Duty - a model with best-in-class tow ratings of 30,000 lbs when equipped with the 6.7L inline-six Cummins diesel engine - has upped the ante once again. The inline-six for the 2016 model year will now produce 385 horsepower and 900 pound-feet of torque. That's an increase of 35 pound-feet when compared to last-year's model.

     

    The increase in power also means increase in tow ratings - 31,210 pounds according to the SAE's J2807 certification process. To deal with the increase in tow weight, Ram beefed up the rear axle ring gear hardware from 12 to 16 bolts.

     

    "Ram maintains leadership in all three pickup segments offering best-in-class fuel efficiency, best-in-class towing, best-in-class power and best-in-class payload," said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand, FCA US. "Ram continues to break records in the most important consumer-driven titles of the pickup truck market and we’re not slowing down.”

     

    The Ram 2500 Heavy Duty also sees a minor increase in max tow weight from 17,970 to 17.980 pounds.

     

    Ram says the updated heavy duty trucks will be at dealers starting in the forth quarter of this year with prices of $32,680 for the 2500 and $33,185 for the 3500 - includes a $1,195 destination charge.

     

    Source: Ram Trucks

     

    Press Release is on Page 2



    2016 Ram Heavy Duty Widens its Leadership Gap With a Triple-decker Presence: Best-in-class Power, Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity

    • 2016 Cummins 6.7-liter calibration hits a best-in-class 900 lb.-ft. of torque. The most torque ever offered in a mass-production vehicle
    • 2016 Ram 3500 crushes the competition with up to 31,210 pounds of SAE J2807-spec. towing capacity, beating the closest competitor by more than two tons
    • 2016 Ram 2500 holds best-in-class ¾-ton towing title with 17,980 pounds of capacity
    • Ram 3500 maintains best-in-class payload of 7,390 pounds with 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8
    • Ram 3500 raises its best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) to 39,100 pounds
    • Ram maintains credibility and customer confidence as the only automaker to align with SAE J2807 towing standard across its entire pickup truck line
    • Fuel economy is top of mind for Ram 1500 customers and the exclusive 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine continues to crush the competition with an amazing 29 miles per gallon (mpg)
    • The first 2016 Ram Heavy Duty trucks begin rolling off the factory line third quarter of 2015
    • Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – five years/60,000 miles on gas engines and five years/100,000 miles on diesel engines


    June 22, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Ram continues as "King of the Hill" in the heavy-duty battleground with the introduction of the 2016 model year Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups. The capability leaders further build on a list of best-in-class claims.
    Additionally, for two years running, the Ram 1500 leads pickup truck fuel economy with the exclusive 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, delivering 240 horsepower, 420 lb.-ft. of torque and 29 miles per gallon (mpg).
    "Ram maintains leadership in all three pickup segments offering best-in-class fuel efficiency, best-in-class towing, best-in-class power and best-in-class payload," said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand, FCA US. "Ram continues to break records in the most important consumer-driven titles of the pickup truck market and we're not slowing down."
    Ram Engineering and Cummins developed a new, hard-hitting fuel delivery and turbo boost calibration for the 6.7-liter I-6 diesel that produces an additional 35 lb.-ft. of torque. This improvement raises the bar from Ram's current title at 865 lb.-ft. of torque to 900 lb.-ft. of torque — a number never achieved in a mass-produced vehicle.
    The previous heavy-duty towing title also belongs to the Ram 3500 at 30,000 pounds. The 2016 Ram 3500 brings that stat to 31,210 pounds, further distancing the closest rival by more than two tons. To handle the increased towing capacity, Ram engineers beefed up the rear axle ring gear hardware from 12 to 16 bolts on all trucks equipped with the 11.8-inch axle. The additional hardened bolts and stronger material are used in the differential case to assure long-term durability.
    The most payload available in a pickup is 7,390 pounds for a 6.4-liter-equipped Ram 3500 model, more than 3.5 tons.
    The 2016 Ram 2500 also continues its ¾-ton towing leadership with a dominating 17,980 pounds of capacity.
    Ram is the only automaker to back its entire pickup truck line and towing claims with SAE J2807 testing criteria.
    "Ram has bookended its innovation leadership in the pickup segments and thoughtfully engineered better trucks, including our Ram 1500 with real-world fuel economy approaching 30 mpg and the Ram 3500 with a mind-boggling 31,210 pounds of towing capacity, even on the hottest day," said Mike Cairns, Director— Ram Truck Engineering, FCA US. "Our 2016 Ram Trucks own pertinent, functional titles while delivering award-winning interiors and exclusive features that entice customers."
    Pricing
    2016 Ram 2500 - $31,4852016 Ram 3500 - $31,990
    NOTE: Pricing does not include $1,195 destination

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    $33k for a truck with that type of capability and power is actually really good for this day and age. 

     

    Edit: Doh! I was fooled!  That's the price for the gasser.  The coal burner is about a $9k upcharge. 

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    its impressive to say the least, but what raises my eyebrow is how well does it control a 31k pound load? the opposite of towing is stopping and i feel there are going to be a lot of arrogant owners showing off with jackknifed trucks the further up these ratings go.

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    So, I'm trying to build one online(I know 2015 model) and I can't figure how to actually get the max towing with the dually. Basically, I can't find the dually option. I assume that is the option that maximizes towing capacity, right?

    ..jeez..I found it.. lol

     

    Well is the new truck is like the outgoing model the dually and diesel add $12,500 to the base price.

    8300 - Engine

    3000 - Trans

    1200 - Dual rear wheels

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    These towing capacities are such folly anymore. All the trucks out there are more capable than most will ever see so I really don't by the hype anymore.

    The regulations are only going to get worse so I hope the price does not go higher and the performance down.

    As for Ram things at Chrysler is mostly in a mode where they are going for any trick they can. 700 HP engines in cars that need replaced worse. Soon I expect we will see the trucks not updates as soon as they need due to lack of money and they will wither with even more rebates and lower profits.

    The best hope for Ram and Jeep right now it they are sold off to a caring parent company with money. I know VW would love to have both.

    Most people really have no idea how bad things are at FCM. The Sergio merger talks in public are one of the most alarming pleas of desperation I have seen from a automakers leader.

     

    I think the real trick moving forward on the trucks is making them more affordable with a Diesel. They have enough Torque now to do about anything.

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    These towing capacities are such folly anymore. All the trucks out there are more capable than most will ever see so I really don't by the hype anymore.

    The regulations are only going to get worse so I hope the price does not go higher and the performance down.

    As for Ram things at Chrysler is mostly in a mode where they are going for any trick they can. 700 HP engines in cars that need replaced worse. Soon I expect we will see the trucks not updates as soon as they need due to lack of money and they will wither with even more rebates and lower profits.

    The best hope for Ram and Jeep right now it they are sold off to a caring parent company with money. I know VW would love to have both.

    Most people really have no idea how bad things are at FCM. The Sergio merger talks in public are one of the most alarming pleas of desperation I have seen from a automakers leader.

     

    I think the real trick moving forward on the trucks is making them more affordable with a Diesel. They have enough Torque now to do about anything.

    Riiiight....talk to me in 5 years and I'll accept your apology.

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    TAF in 5 years Ram may be made by VW in Brazil.

     

    Unless they get someone with deep pockets Ram and Jeep will be sold and Chrysler could very well be gone. Yes they are in that deep *$*$ right now.

     

    I will stick with the 10 years several analyst have given them. All I know is Sergio better look to Peugeot for help as they are about his only option.

     

    The last thing I want to see is Chrysler fail but they are in a spiral and it is not up right now.

    I am not worried about an apology as while I am not a fan I will not celebrate it. This is not good for the auto industry and not good for America even if they really are not an American controlled company any longer.

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    TAF in 5 years Ram may be made by VW in Brazil.

     

    Unless they get someone with deep pockets Ram and Jeep will be sold and Chrysler could very well be gone. Yes they are in that deep *$*$ right now.

     

    I will stick with the 10 years several analyst have given them. All I know is Sergio better look to Peugeot for help as they are about his only option.

     

    The last thing I want to see is Chrysler fail but they are in a spiral and it is not up right now.

    I am not worried about an apology as while I am not a fan I will not celebrate it. This is not good for the auto industry and not good for America even if they really are not an American controlled company any longer.

    You are absolutely clueless about the auto industry.............

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    Ok smart guy then where am I going wrong? I just love detractors who present no evidence.

     

    FCA is over capacity on production and is hemorrhaging money.

    Chrysler is discounting cars to sell them at rates we saw pre bail out. I know as my in-laws just got a hell of a deal on a 300 for the price of a Malibu.

    Jeep is still doing well and the trucks are doing ok but should be doing better as they are hit with large rebates.

     

    Fiat is a total mess and if Greece defaults it will take most of the Euro community with economically and that could finish off Fiat.

     

    GM and most other large MFG want nothing to so with Sergio and he will need to find someone with volume that could help but most interested are financially not much better. It also would still not solve his over capacity issues.

     

    So Stew if you feel you are so enlightened you might want to share how Fiat and Chrysler are doing so well then as I see no real up right now.
    The RWD cars needed replaced  a couple years ago not updated. The 500 has not done as well as they had expected and the new cars the Dart and 200 are an improvement but neither are at the top of sales or ratings.

    Add into this the quality control is really in the dumper right now with most of the cars in the top ten being from FCM. Also the repeat buyer percentage of Chrysler products last year was at 24% Only the increase in truck sales have kept them above Mitsubishi who is the worst.

     

    OK where is the up side here? Please we are interested.  

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    TAF in 5 years Ram may be made by VW in Brazil.

     

    Unless they get someone with deep pockets Ram and Jeep will be sold and Chrysler could very well be gone. Yes they are in that deep *$*$ right now.

     

    I will stick with the 10 years several analyst have given them. All I know is Sergio better look to Peugeot for help as they are about his only option.

     

    The last thing I want to see is Chrysler fail but they are in a spiral and it is not up right now.

    I am not worried about an apology as while I am not a fan I will not celebrate it. This is not good for the auto industry and not good for America even if they really are not an American controlled company any longer.

    You are absolutely clueless about the auto industry.............

     

     

    You've gotta be able to back up statements like that around here.

     

    FCA is on shaky ground, though I don't see quite the doom that hyper does. 

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    Drew I have spent the last two years watching the  movements of Fiat and Chrysler and  I don't want to be filled with doom but unless everything Sergio is doing works spot on it is only going to get worse. This is not my opinion but many market analyst.

     

    The market watchers are very wary.

     

    The 5 goals of Sergio are such.

     

    1 Grow premium brands. by 2018 75K Masurati and 400K Alfa. This is pretty ambisous and both have not made their goal for sales in any recent history.

     

    2. Fiat is struggling in Europe but they will get boost to grow in the N America, Asia and Latin America.  Again out side the 500 line they have failed and the 500 is not setting the world on fire. And Sergio has pretty much admitted there is no profit in Europe.

     

    3 Jeep and Ram are funding the whole deal and all that keeps Fiat afloat. Remember Ferrari is spun off now too. He needs the profits here. Jeep is Doing ok and the Renegade will be important not to fail. Discounts on the trucks are not helping and no new truck in the near future could really hurt as Ford and GM continue to upgrade to new platforms sooner.

     

    4 Sergio said he needed to sell 6 Million units to break even. Now his new plans call for 7 million. note this was 2014 and now this year he is crying for a new partner as he just does not have the volume to make it with development cost and under capacity plants.

     

    5 Sergio wants to do this with out wall st. Not easy for even an healthy company to say let alone on trying yet to rebuild.

     

    As I said this out line was last year and most market people said it could not be funded properly. While that is TBD the fact is his cry for help indicates he is desperate. These deals are generally done in private as to not to appear desperate. Well too late.

     

    Previous plans to sell 500K Alfas by 2014 failed and as well as 85K in the USA by 2014. Fiat has never lived up to the original projections in NA.

     

    My fear is Sergio will bleed the Jeeps and trucks dry on rebuilding Fiat and show little love to the rest of Chrysler. Yes they got a refresh on the LX models but they needed replaced 4 years ago. Their replacments as well as many others in the FCM line have been pushed back due to lack of funds.

     

    Now toss in the stagnate economy and the default of Greece and it could make a high risk venture nearly impossible.

     

    Now there is always the Chinese to come in and buy or VW to part out what they want.

     

    Things at Chrysler are odd as Chrysler itself is a main stream brand now. Even the 300 is not considered to compete with the likes of Lincoln or Buick anymore. They still lack a good solid small car and Dodge is all about performance and nothing else.  This transformation is still progressing and may not do much to help things.

     

    Take a look at all the product and investment GM has done since the bail out and now look at Chrysler/Fiat and see what they have done. There is a big difference and in 5 years this will really show up in the show rooms.

     

    I have no death wish for Chrysler but at the rate it is going they are going the same direction they were before the bail out and this time they will not get a third bail out. I would expect part to live but much of the rest will be with Plymouth.

     

    The Fiat partnership was like injecting  a Viruses and it will just grow till it kills the host.

     

    The media is out there with Bloomberg, WSJ, Forbes and others. Right now there is still hope but not many think the odds are in their favor.

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    I see a good 50% of Sergio's whining as personal greed.  In the event of a merger, he stands to make a tidy sum of money. 

     

    Jeep is growing like crazy and they're going to sell the snot out of the Renegade in China.  I wouldn't be surprised if they actually run into capacity constraints on that car. 

     

    Ram will always be 3rd of the D3 trucks, but they can take a bigger chunk from the other D2 than they did before. As long as they keep the interior and look up to date, the hardware under the hood will be competitive enough for a good 4 years. I really have no fear from the Tundra and Titan.

     

    There is the new Mini-van coming for Chrysler as well as a new Wrangler.  I disagree that the LX cars need to be replaced just yet. 

     

    FCA may be "just floating" right now, but I don't see them sinking unless the Greek thing gets really bad.

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    Jeep is paying all the bills to keep thing alive but even with increased sales it can not do it all alone.

     

    Yes Ram will sell but with the large incentives they will not deliver the money they really need out of them. They will make a profit but they will also leave a lot on the table. One thing that is helping them now is the Ford issues.

     

    The Mini Van will not regain its past glory. That ship has sailed and they need more CUV models. That is where the market is at and why so many companies are scaling back on Mini Vans.

    The Wrangler is not brand new and the 2017 model is reported to be delayed along with 12 other  models 1 year or more that were slated to be replaced. Toledo is debating if the plant is going to get incentives and remain in Toledo.

     

    The LX models need replaced badly. They are ghastly over weight and again they leave a lot of sales on the table. The platform is based on a very old Benz model and it is showing. With a new Mustang and Camaro the Challenger is only going to decline in sales. 700 HP is only going to help to a point along with the special packages.

     

    This is the problem. While Ram is selling ok low profits and not as much volume increase as needed. LX not as much volume as they could have with a lighter more modern platform. Dart another car lacking volume it should have. Chrysler while it has improved is not improving enough.

     

    Chrysler was the division that was to have been the cash cow to pay for the rest of Fiat's other plans but Sergio needs volume more than he is getting. With increased competition from all sides it is going to be difficult to meet his goals. Then he has set goals for Maserati and Alfa that are almost laughable.

    Toss in this all the quality issues and it is bad with the lack of repeat buyers. Even my In Laws like their new 300 that they got dirt cheap but with the issues they have had it will be the last.

     

    There is a slim chance they could pull this off but as the one Wall St Analyst stated they have to get everything right and have no set backs. He just did not think that could happen. While they are not falling fast most predict it will take about ten years for them to hit crises mode.

     

    I was lucky to sit down and meet with the head of the performance parts division. He really painted a picture of where the investment company left Chrysler going into to the deal with Fiat. It was bleak. Things inside were a lot worse than people realize and in time I think the truth will come out. GM had their issues but they at least were not left with little to work with in future products and programs. Chrysler was left to die and just didn't. 

     

    I really would love to see Chrysler break away and join up with a better partner than Fiat. At this point Sergio and Fiat are the boat anchor that will take them down. Chrysler needs a stronger partner with money to get them where they need to be. Not someone bleeding their profits into Luxury Euro divisions that will not pay off.

    Unless Sergio hits his numbers and he never has things will get ugly.

     

    Jeep will live on somewhere as I expect Ram but the cars are very expendable right now and no one would want to take them on. As for the rest of Fiat they could go to hell in a hand basket for all I care.

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    Keep is doing excellent, no and s if or buts, Chrysler is showing sales increases and the 200 is far outstripping anyone's expectations.  The onl reason minivan sales are down is because the factory was down retooling for the next gen and only came back online last month.  The local dealers haven't had ANY minivans to sell for a few months.  The LX cars, Patriot, Compass, and Journey are pure profit at this point with their architecture paid of long ago and between these 3 sold nearly 25k last month.  The same is true with the LX cars.  Dart sells enough to bring in a profit, but it's sales champ status will have to wait until the next refresh.  Dodges sales were simply hurt by the loss of the Avenger and no minivans to sell.  Ram is on a roll, sales were up for all but the Cargo van last month (which is based on the minivans and started being built again BTW).  The Fiat 500 sales fine for the it is and realize a lot 9of dealers loss product because of the strike in the harbors last month.  i think the 500X could be the real success once it hits lot and they REALLY need a larger dealer base.  Alfa is shaping up nicely and if they bring what they have been and what they are showing and more like that, then we have a sales success on our hands.  Never mind that excellent new platform that is going to shared with Dodge and possibly Chrysler.   The big question is Europe where sales are hurting.  You claim to have paid attention to what has been happening, but it looks more like you are picking and choosing the bad things, ignoring the reasons, and just wanting them to fail to prove you right. 

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    All trucks move on incentives. Ford and GM are both known for having truck incentives.   GMC is offering over $8k off certain Sierra configurations. Ford is offering $6k back on certain F-150 models.  Ram having incentives is just the nature of the business.

     

    I don't expect the Mini-van to regain its past glory, but the current FCA vans have fallen too far behind and sales reflect that.  Caravan is down 49% for the year and T&C is down 44% for the year.  That is a big drop... too big.

     

    The LX models are not ghastly overweight.   Chrysler 300 V6 - 4,029, Dodge Charger V6 - 3,934, Dodge Charger V8 - 4,264 - Hyundai Genesis V6 - 4,138, Chevrolet Impala V6 - 3,800, Buick Lacrosse V6 - 3,988, Chevrolet SS - 3,975 (for comparison purposes), Lincoln MKS - 4,204, Ford Taurus - 3,917, Toyota Avalon - 3,505 (however, I think Toyota took it too far, the latest Avalon doesn't isolate noise like the old one or the others in this class).   The LX cars' weight are on par for their class and in most cases, the LX cars beat the competition on fuel economy when comparing engines in the same class. I've driven all of the cars in this list extensively and only the Avalon can even match the LX V6 cars on fuel economy.   A while back one of the Buick PR people was bragging on Facebook about his LaCrosse V6 rental got him 30mpg.   If I was in an LX car, I would have to check to see if the parking brake was stuck if I got that kind of mileage, 33 - 35mpg is the norm on the highway in the LX cars... I've done it many times in many locations.

     

    I agree you that the Dart has been left for dead.  They need to MCE it soon.  However, the Chrysler 200 seems to have finally gained traction. 

     

    I've driven a number of the FWD vehicles with the 9-speed auto and they finally seem to have the 9-speed auto figured out, but I think they still need to work on throttle control. 

     

    I feel that Sergio is FCA's biggest liability. Period.  His ego and his pet projects are what going to hurt the whole organization.  Alfa is a "nice to have" but not a necessity for paying the bills... but he'll sacrifice the entire organization to save Alfa and Fiat.

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    Of the Detroit Gang, Sergio is definitely the one walking the finest line as far as tolerance for screwups go. But like Drew said, product-wise they're doing pretty good right now, at least on this side of the pond. By the same token I suppose you could say that necessity is the mother of invention as far as some of their engine options. But I'm still loving my EcoDiesel and the take rate on the Hellcats is nearly as crazy as the cars themselves, so there's that.

    It all boils down to Yurp. If Fiat/Alfa/Maserati can utilize good platform sharing with the North American operations and thus avoid being a financial black hole, this may yet end well.

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    All trucks move on incentives. Ford and GM are both known for having truck incentives.   GMC is offering over $8k off certain Sierra configurations. Ford is offering $6k back on certain F-150 models.  Ram having incentives is just the nature of the business.

     

    I don't expect the Mini-van to regain its past glory, but the current FCA vans have fallen too far behind and sales reflect that.  Caravan is down 49% for the year and T&C is down 44% for the year.  That is a big drop... too big.

     

    The LX models are not ghastly overweight.   Chrysler 300 V6 - 4,029, Dodge Charger V6 - 3,934, Dodge Charger V8 - 4,264 - Hyundai Genesis V6 - 4,138, Chevrolet Impala V6 - 3,800, Buick Lacrosse V6 - 3,988, Chevrolet SS - 3,975 (for comparison purposes), Lincoln MKS - 4,204, Ford Taurus - 3,917, Toyota Avalon - 3,505 (however, I think Toyota took it too far, the latest Avalon doesn't isolate noise like the old one or the others in this class).   The LX cars' weight are on par for their class and in most cases, the LX cars beat the competition on fuel economy when comparing engines in the same class. I've driven all of the cars in this list extensively and only the Avalon can even match the LX V6 cars on fuel economy.   A while back one of the Buick PR people was bragging on Facebook about his LaCrosse V6 rental got him 30mpg.   If I was in an LX car, I would have to check to see if the parking brake was stuck if I got that kind of mileage, 33 - 35mpg is the norm on the highway in the LX cars... I've done it many times in many locations.

     

    I agree you that the Dart has been left for dead.  They need to MCE it soon.  However, the Chrysler 200 seems to have finally gained traction. 

     

    I've driven a number of the FWD vehicles with the 9-speed auto and they finally seem to have the 9-speed auto figured out, but I think they still need to work on throttle control. 

     

    I feel that Sergio is FCA's biggest liability. Period.  His ego and his pet projects are what going to hurt the whole organization.  Alfa is a "nice to have" but not a necessity for paying the bills... but he'll sacrifice the entire organization to save Alfa and Fiat.

    on the vans, like i said, they spent a few months out of production while the factory was retooled for the next gen.  they just came back online late last month.  The local dealerships haven't had any minivans to sell for a few months now and probably will not get any for a month or so longer.   that is the single and whole reason why their sales have dropped so much.  otherwise they are still competitive with good room, nice interiors, great powertrains and features such as blue-ray and class exclusive stow and go seating.  I also like the fact they haven't went swoopy "yet" and still look like a proper van. 

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    I see that they were out of production for a bit... but I still feel that they've fallen too far behind.  Aside from some minor visual updates, it is an 8 year old vehicle now. 

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    True, but most vehicles realistically have a 10 year lifespan.  5 years, then was is really a major refresh for the next 5.  They got a very major refresh in 11, though the exterior was more refined than all new. 

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      Dodge brand sales were up 5 percent in August compared with the same month a year ago, as Dodge cars and trucks had a strong sales month. The Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger each posted year-over-year sales gains in August. Charger sales were up 24 percent, while the Challenger turned in a 5 percent sales gain in August. Sales of the Dodge Durango full-size SUV, the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan, the Dodge Journey crossover and the Dodge Viper were all up in August as well. The Dodge brand last month used the famed Woodward Dream Cruise to debut its new 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona – two performance-upgraded models infused with heritage style. Production for both models will begin this fall with Charger Daytona models available for order in September, followed by Challenger T/A models this October.
       
      Ram Truck Brand
      Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City, were up 2 percent in August versus the same month a year ago. Both the ProMaster and ProMaster City vans turned in double-digit percentage sales gains in August, led by the ProMaster City’s 32 percent increase. The ProMaster City – America’s most efficient work van – is the newest addition to the brand’s commercial vehicle lineup and contributes to the expanding, purpose-built van segment with a number of best-in-class, functional elements tied directly to commercial customer demand. Sales of the Ram pickup truck were flat in August.
       
      FIAT Brand
      FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X and Fiat 124 Spider, were down 21 percent in August. In its second month on sale, the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider logged 460 sales in August. Last sold in the U.S. in 1985, the 124 Spider brings classic Italian styling and proven performance to a new generation of buyers. The all-new 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic design.
      Chrysler Brand
      Chrysler brand sales were down 22 percent in August compared with the same month a year ago. Sales of the Chrysler 300 full-size sedan were up 22 percent compared with the same month a year ago. The all-new Chrysler Pacifica logged 7,459 in sales in August. The Pacifica reinvents the minivan segment with its unprecedented level of functionality, versatility and technology. With nearly 40 innovations not offered by any others in its class, the Pacifica is the new benchmark in the segment that Chrysler invented more than 30 years ago.
      FCA US LLC Sales Summary August 2016
      Reflects Restated Sales
                             Month Sales
      Vol %
      CYTD Sales
      Vol %
      Model
      Curr Yr
      Pr Yr
      Change
      Curr Yr
      Pr Yr
      Change
      Compass
      8,867
      6,891
      29%
      69,462
      40,418
      72%
      Patriot
      11,789
      10,690
      10%
      86,632
      80,328
      8%
      Wrangler
      15,290
      18,264
      -16%
      135,338
      139,536
      -3%
      Cherokee
      23,932
      17,014
      41%
      142,498
      139,582
      2%
      Grand Cherokee
      18,409
      16,477
      12%
      134,135
      125,653
      7%
      Renegade
      8,181
      7,941
      3%
      71,328
      27,861
      156%
      JEEP BRAND
      86,468
      77,277
      12%
      639,393
      553,378
      16%
      200
      4,210
      12,538
      -66%
      45,983
      128,673
      -64%
      300
      5,275
      4,339
      22%
      39,291
      33,069
      19%
      Town & Country
      1,809
      7,255
      -75%
      56,607
      53,469
      6%
      Pacifica
      7,459
      0
      New
      26,893
      0
      New
      CHRYSLER BRAND
      18,753
      24,132
      -22%
      168,774
      215,211
      -22%
      Dart
      2,898
      6,343
      -54%
      34,540
      61,102
      -43%
      Avenger
      0
      45
      -100%
      0
      1,197
      -100%
      Charger
      8,614
      6,964
      24%
      67,402
      67,802
      -1%
      Challenger
      5,262
      5,014
      5%
      45,489
      47,346
      -4%
      Viper
      58
      37
      57%
      406
      456
      -11%
      Journey
      11,732
      8,351
      40%
      66,415
      70,359
      -6%
      Caravan
      10,572
      10,330
      2%
      93,349
      56,218
      66%
      Durango
      5,204
      5,111
      2%
      49,059
      41,416
      18%
      DODGE  BRAND
      44,340
      42,195
      5%
      356,660
      345,896
      3%
      Ram P/U
      40,202
      40,341
      0%
      308,970
      295,243
      5%
      Cargo Van
      0
      29
      -100%
      21
      2,144
      -99%
      ProMaster Van
      3,234
      2,587
      25%
      23,206
      16,812
      38%
      ProMaster City
      990
      752
      32%
      11,832
      4,434
      167%
      RAM BRAND
      44,426
      43,709
      2%
      344,029
      318,633
      8%
      Alfa 4C 
      37
      97
      -62%
      376
      451
      -17%
      ALFA BRAND
      37
      97
      -62%
      376
      451
      -17%
      500
      1,243
      2,102
      -41%
      10,095
      17,982
      -44%
      500L
      131
      314
      -58%
      2,687
      6,334
      -58%
      500X
      898
      1,061
      -15%
      8,348
      2,279
      266%
      Spider
      460
      0
      New
      885
      0
      New
      FIAT BRAND
      2,732
      3,477
      -21%
      22,015
      26,595
      -17%
      TOTAL FCA US LLC
      196,756
      190,887
      3%
      1,531,247
      1,460,164
      5%
                        Total Car & MPV
      48,028
      55,378
      -13%
      424,003
      474,099
      -11%
          Total UV's
      104,302
      91,800
      14%
      763,215
      667,432
      14%
          Total Truck & LCV
      44,426
      43,709
      2%
      344,029
      318,633
      8%
                   
    • By William Maley
      FCA US Reports Increase in July 2016 U.S. Sales  Jeep® and Ram Truck brands both up 5 percent year-over-year Sales of Jeep Renegade up 57 percent in July versus same month in 2015 Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans drive brand increase in July All-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider posts 480 sales in its first full month in the marketplace Sales of all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica up month-over-month as launch momentum continues to build  August 2, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 180,727 units, up 0.3 percent compared with sales in July 2015 (180,124 units).   FCA US retail sales of 155,885 were down 2 percent in July, while fleet sales of 24,842 were up 22 percent year-over-year.   Both the Jeep® and Ram Truck brands were up 5 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep Renegade, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot posted sales gains in July versus July 2015, as did the Ram pickup truck and the Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans. Two Dodge brand models – the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Dodge Challenger – also turned in year-over-year sales gains in July. Sales of the Fiat 500X were up year-over-year as well.   Jeep Brand Jeep brand sales were up 5 percent in July versus the same month in 2015. The Jeep Renegade’s 57 percent increase was the largest percentage increase of any Jeep brand model in July. In addition, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Compass and the Jeep Patriot each logged a year-over-year sales gain. Last month, the Jeep Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever – won AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Award for the Mid-Size SUV segment for the sixth consecutive year.   Ram Truck Brand Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City, were up 5 percent in July versus the same month a year ago. The increase was driven in part by double-digit percentage increases by the Ram ProMaster and the Ram ProMaster City vans. In addition, sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 2 percent compared with the same month a year ago. FCA US announced in July that it will invest $1.48 billion in its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (Mich.) to retool it to build the next-generation Ram 1500 and support the future growth of the Ram Truck brand.   Chrysler Brand Chrysler brand sales were down 4 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago. The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica continues to build momentum in the marketplace. Sales of the Pacifica were up 1 percent in July compared with the previous month of June. July was the minivan’s fourth month in the marketplace. The Pacifica earned an Editor’s Choice pick in July from Roadshow by CNET, in part for the “nicest interior and smart, family-minded technology.”   Dodge Brand Dodge brand sales were down 10 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago. The Dodge Grand Caravan and the Dodge Challenger each posted year-over-year increases in July versus the same month a year ago. Sales of the Grand Caravan were up 28 percent, while sales of the Challenger muscle car increased 7 percent in July. For the fourth year, the Challenger won AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Award in the Sporty Car segment, having the “Most Ideal Sporty Car” in its segment.    FIAT Brand FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L and 500X, were down 14 percent in July. In its first month on sale, the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider posted 480 in sales in July. The 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider nearly 50 years after its introduction, the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic design. In July, sales of the Fiat 500X were up 1 percent compared with the same month a year ago.    FCA US LLC Sales Summary July 2016
      Reflects Restated Sales
                      Month Sales
      Vol %
      CYTD Sales
      Vol %
      Model
      Curr Yr
      Pr Yr
      Change
      Curr Yr
      Pr Yr
      Change
      Compass
      7,005
      5,359
      31%
      57,565
      33,527
      72%
      Patriot
      11,288
      10,211
      11%
      71,926
      69,638
      3%
      Wrangler
      18,741
      19,828
      -5%
      119,042
      121,272
      -2%
      Cherokee
      15,451
      17,460
      -12%
      116,424
      122,568
      -5%
      Grand Cherokee
      16,704
      16,191
      3%
      116,850
      109,176
      7%
      Renegade
      10,057
      6,410
      57%
      61,907
      19,920
      211%
        JEEP BRAND
      79,246
      75,459
      5%
      543,714
      476,101
      14%
      200
      5,474
      9,526
      -43%
      41,676
      116,135
      -64%
      300
      2,369
      3,820
      -38%
      33,154
      28,730
      15%
      Town & Country
      3,341
      6,561
      -49%
      54,826
      46,214
      19%
      Pacifica
      7,911
      0
      New
      18,742
      0
      New
        CHRYSLER BRAND
      19,095
      19,907
      -4%
      148,398
      191,079
      -22%
      Dart
      3,341
      5,797
      -42%
      31,602
      54,759
      -42%
      Avenger
      0
      90
      -100%
      0
      1,152
      -100%
      Charger
      4,949
      5,936
      -17%
      57,852
      60,838
      -5%
      Challenger
      5,619
      5,241
      7%
      39,998
      42,332
      -6%
      Viper
      49
      57
      -14%
      350
      419
      -16%
      Journey
      6,376
      9,255
      -31%
      54,051
      62,008
      -13%
      Caravan
      10,055
      7,846
      28%
      84,140
      45,888
      83%
      Durango
      5,131
      5,270
      -3%
      43,665
      36,305
      20%
        DODGE  BRAND
      35,520
      39,492
      -10%
      311,658
      303,701
      3%
      Ram P/U
      39,827
      39,159
      2%
      270,637
      254,902
      6%
      Cargo Van
      0
      59
      -100%
      21
      2,115
      -99%
      ProMaster Van
      3,055
      2,167
      41%
      20,527
      14,225
      44%
      ProMaster City
      1,187
      636
      87%
      10,897
      3,682
      196%
        RAM BRAND
      44,069
      42,021
      5%
      302,082
      274,924
      10%
      Alfa 4C 
      43
      49
      -12%
      338
      354
      -5%
        ALFA BRAND
      43
      49
      -12%
      338
      354
      -5%
      500
      1,097
      1,940
      -43%
      8,857
      15,880
      -44%
      500L
      227
      314
      -28%
      2,527
      6,020
      -58%
      500X
      950
      942
      1%
      7,481
      1,218
      514%
      Spider
      480
      0
      New
      481
      0
      New
        FIAT BRAND
      2,754
      3,196
      -14%
      19,346
      23,118
      -16%
        TOTAL FCA US LLC
      180,727
      180,124
      0%
      1,325,536
      1,269,277
      4%
                          Total Car & MPV
      44,955
      47,177
      -5%
      374,543
      418,721
      -11%
            Total UV's
      91,703
      90,926
      1%
      648,911
      575,632
      13%
            Total Truck & LCV
      44,069
      42,021
      5%
      302,082
      274,924
      10%
       
       
    • By William Maley
      Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is considering whether or not to do a large SUV. This model would take on the likes of the Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon and Ford Expedition. Large SUVs are also big money makers. According to analysts, GM makes $10,000 or more on their large SUVs.
       
      "While crossovers are all anyone wants to talk about, the money is still in pickups and SUVs. FCA needs to enter this segment. FCA is chasing profit-driving vehicles and they are missing out on a major one, just as Ford is getting ready to launch an all-aluminum Expedition," said Dave Sullivan, an automotive analyst for Auto Pacific to the Detroit Free Press.
       
      Mike Manley, head of Jeep and Ram brands told the paper last month they are putting some thought into doing a large SUV. This possible new model might use the platform for the next-generation Ram truck - due out in 2018.
       
      "You have the opportunity with a new frame for the next-generation Ram. You have the opportunity to take a large SUV off of it because we already have a very, very capable frame today that is going to be upgraded," said Manley.
       
      One item Manley made very clear was this new SUV wouldn't be wearing a Ram badge. If FCA was to go forward with this, it would be part of the Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep.
       
      Source: Detroit Free Press
    • By William Maley
      FCA US LLC Reports June 2016 U.S. Sales Increased 7 Percent; Best June Sales Since 2005
      Jeep® brand sales up 17 percent; best June sales ever Four Jeep brand vehicles record their best June sales ever Ram Truck brand sales up 14 percent; best June sales in a decade Dodge brand sales up 3 percent for best June sales in two years July 1, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 197,073 units, a 7 percent increase compared with sales in June 2015 (185,035 units), and the group’s best June sales in 11 years.The Jeep®, Dodge and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in June compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand’s 17 percent increase was the brand’s best June sales ever, while Ram achieved its best June sales in a decade.
       
      “Strong Jeep and Ram Truck brand sales fueled our best June sales in 11 years,” said Reid Bigland, Senior Vice President – Sales, FCA – North America. “In spite of some severe stock market volatility in June, the American consumer stayed focus on buying new vehicles and propelled FCA to six vehicle sales records last month.”
       
      Four of the six sales records in June were set by Jeep brand models. The Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade each posted their best June sales ever. The Jeep brand continues to set records by logging its best June sales ever. In addition, the Ram ProMaster City van and the Fiat 500X each turned in their best June sales ever.
      Jeep® Brand
      Jeep brand sales were up 17 percent for its best June sales ever and its 33rd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in every month dating back to November 2013. Four Jeep brand vehicles set June sales records. The Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade each posted their best June sales ever. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee were up 9 percent for its best June sales since 2005. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the Grand Cherokee each won their segments last month in Strategic Vision’s annual Total Quality Impact™ (TQI). The Grand Cherokee won in the Mid-size SUV category while Wrangler Unlimited topped the Entry SUV classification.
       
      Ram Truck Brand
      Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City, were up 14 percent for its best June sales in a decade. Ram pickup truck sales increased 14 percent in June, the pickup’s best June sales since 2004. In addition, the Ram ProMaster City van recorded its best June sales ever. Last month, the Ram Truck and Mopar brands introduced the Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel, the most recent limited-edition vehicle created using a unique selection of performance parts and accessories from the service, parts and customer-care brand of FCA US. The Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel will feature a limited production of just 500 vehicles, upgraded with Mopar Custom Shop options. Additional parts and accessories are available at the dealership for even further customization.
      Dodge Brand
      Dodge brand sales were up 3 percent in June compared with the same month a year ago. Sales of the Dodge Grand Caravan were up 79 percent last month for the minivan’s best June sales since 2008. In addition, sales of the Dodge Durango increased 38 percent for the full-size SUV’s best June sales in a decade. The Dodge brand is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dodge Viper with five limited-edition models that commemorate the final year of Viper production and highlight several of the most iconic special edition Vipers of the past. Also last month, the Dodge Challenger led the Specialty Coupe segment for total quality in Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Impact™ (TQI).
       
      FIAT Brand
      Sales of the 500X – in its second month of year-over-year comparisons – were up significantly in June compared with the same month a year ago. FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L and 500X, were down 19 percent in June, compared with the same month a year ago. For the second-consecutive year, the 500 was tops in total quality in the Micro Car segment in Strategic Vision’s annual Total Quality Impact™ (TQI).
      Chrysler Brand
      The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica continues to gain momentum in the marketplace. In its third month on sale, the Pacifica minivan posted sales of 7,207 units, up significantly from its sales in the previous month of May. U.S. News & World Report recently announced the Pacifica as the No. 1 ranked minivan in the industry, highlighting Pacifica’s innovative features and technology. Chrysler brand sales were down 20 percent in June compared with the same month a year ago.
       
      FCA US LLC Sales Summary June 2016
                      Month Sales
      Vol %
      CYTD Sales
      Vol %
      Model
      Curr Yr
      Pr Yr
      Change
      Curr Yr
      Pr Yr
      Change
      Compass
      8,840
      3,885
      128%
      48,033
      26,667
      80%
      Patriot
      12,050
      9,691
      24%
      64,117
      59,635
      8%
      Wrangler
      20,060
      19,159
      5%
      100,355
      102,450
      -2%
      Cherokee
      16,243
      18,472
      -12%
      102,652
      105,426
      -3%
      Grand Cherokee
      16,810
      15,464
      9%
      100,737
      93,080
      8%
      Renegade
      9,688
      4,858
      99%
      52,237
      14,431
      262%
      JEEP BRAND
      83,691
      71,529
      17%
      468,131
      401,689
      17%
      200
      7,817
      18,560
      -58%
      40,981
      106,569
      -62%
      300
      3,669
      3,965
      -7%
      30,754
      24,715
      24%
      Town & Country
      6,054
      8,284
      -27%
      55,448
      38,964
      42%
      Pacifica
      7,207
      0
      New
      10,189
      0
      New
      CHRYSLER BRAND
      24,747
      30,809
      -20%
      137,372
      170,248
      -19%
      Dart
      3,305
      6,702
      -51%
      29,079
      49,055
      -41%
      Avenger
      0
      113
      -100%
      0
      1,011
      -100%
      Charger
      6,223
      7,703
      -19%
      50,324
      50,761
      -1%
      Challenger
      5,479
      6,845
      -20%
      34,607
      37,011
      -6%
      Viper
      57
      62
      -8%
      298
      351
      -15%
      Journey
      9,785
      9,827
      0%
      47,208
      51,283
      -8%
      Caravan
      13,473
      7,512
      79%
      71,523
      36,876
      94%
      Durango
      6,497
      4,693
      38%
      38,701
      30,794
      26%
      DODGE  BRAND
      44,819
      43,457
      3%
      271,740
      257,142
      6%
      Ram P/U
      38,126
      33,332
      14%
      231,405
      212,716
      9%
      Cargo Van
      0
      79
      -100%
      1
      3,075
      -100%
      ProMaster Van
      2,113
      2,223
      -5%
      16,288
      12,077
      35%
      ProMaster City
      997
      444
      125%
      9,261
      3,078
      201%
      RAM BRAND
      41,236
      36,078
      14%
      256,972
      230,946
      11%
      Alfa 4C 
      36
      25
      44%
      309
      320
      -3%
      ALFA BRAND
      36
      25
      44%
      309
      320
      -3%
      500
      1,113
      2,283
      -51%
      7,932
      15,390
      -48%
      500L
      274
      530
      -48%
      2,338
      6,076
      -62%
      500X
      1,156
      324
      257%
      7,464
      332
      2148%
      Spider
      1
      0
      New
      1
      0
      New
      FIAT BRAND
      2,544
      3,137
      -19%
      17,735
      21,798
      -19%
                    TOTAL FCA US LLC
      197,073
      185,035
      7%
      1,152,259
      1,082,143
      6%
                        Total Car & MPV
      54,707
      62,584
      -13%
      333,782
      367,099
      -9%
          Total UV's
      101,129
      86,373
      17%
      561,504
      484,098
      16%
          Total Truck & LCV
      41,236
      36,078
      14%
      256,972
      230,946
      11%
                       
    • By William Maley
      FCA US LLC Reports May 2016 U.S. Sales Increased 1 Percent; Best May Sales Since 2005
      Jeep® brand sales up 14 percent; best monthly sales ever Jeep Renegade and Jeep Patriot each posts their best monthly sales ever Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans record their best May sales ever June 1, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 204,452 units, a 1 percent increase compared with sales in May 2015 (202,227 units), and the group’s best May sales in 11 years.
       
      The Jeep® and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in May compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand’s 14 percent increase was the brand’s best monthly sales ever.
       
      “Notwithstanding a challenging calendar, we managed to muscle our way to our strongest May sales in over 10 years,” said Reid Bigland, Senior Vice President - Sales, FCA - North America. “Initial sales of our all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan are brisk and we expect further sales growth from this vehicle over the next few months as dealer inventory continues to build.”
       
      Five FCA US vehicles set records in the month of May. The Jeep Renegade and Jeep Patriot each recorded their best monthly sales ever, while the Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans posted their best May sales ever. In addition, the Jeep Compass turned in its best May sales ever. On the brand side, the Jeep brand continues to set records with its best monthly sales ever.
       
      Jeep® Brand
      Jeep brand sales were up 14 percent in May for its best monthly sales ever and its 32nd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in every month dating back to November 2013. Both the Jeep Renegade – the newest entry to the Jeep product lineup – and the Jeep Patriot turned in their best monthly sales ever. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee were up 4 percent for its best May sales since the year 2000. The Renegade last month made Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000.
       
      Ram Truck Brand
      Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City, were up slightly in May for its best May sales since 2005. Both the Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans each recorded their best May sales ever. The 2016 Ram 1500 took home the “Best Family Pickup Truck” award last month from the Family Car Challenge hosted by the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA).
       
      Dodge Brand
      Dodge Grand Caravan sales were up 76 percent last month for its best May sales since 2014, while Dodge Durango sales increased 2 percent for its best May sales performance since 2005. In addition, Dodge Charger sales were up 5 percent for its best May in two years. Dodge brand sales were down 5 percent in May compared with the same month a year ago. The Dodge brand earned three major awards last month during the Texas Auto Roundup hosted by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). Dodge collected the Full-size Sedan of Texas (2016 Charger R/T Scat Pack), Performance Sedan of Texas (2016 Charger SRT Hellcat) and Super Car of Texas (2016 Viper GTC) during the annual competition.
       
      Chrysler Brand
      In its second month on sale, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan posted sales of 2,495 units, up significantly from the 487 units sold in its initial month on sale in April. The Pacifica last month was honored as the Family Car of Texas at TAWA’s Texas Auto Roundup. But the accolades didn’t stop there. The Pacifica also took home TAWA awards for Minivan of Texas, Best New Interior, and Best New Feature for its Uconnect Theater. Greater volumes of the new minivan will continue to arrive at dealerships just in time for the busy summer-selling season. Sales of the Chrysler 300 full-size sedan were up 38 percent for its best May sales since 2012. In addition, Chrysler Town & Country sales were up 49 percent for its best May in two years. Chrysler brand sales were down 19 percent in May compared with the same month a year ago.
       
      FIAT Brand
      FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L and 500X, were down 19 percent in May, compared with the same month a year ago. Sales of the 500X were up in May compared with the same month a year ago, in its first month of year-over-year comparisons. The 500 last month made Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000. Deliveries of the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider are expected to begin arriving in FIAT studios this month. The 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation of vehicles and buyers. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider nearly 50 years after its introduction, the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design. 
       
        FCA US LLC Sales Summary May 2016
                          Month Sales
      Vol %
      CYTD Sales
      Vol %
        Model
      Curr Yr
      Pr Yr
      Change
      Curr Yr
      Pr Yr
      Change
        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%
        JEEP BRAND
      90,545
      79,652
      14%
      384,440
      330,160
      16%
        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
        CHRYSLER BRAND
      24,276
      29,802
      -19%
      112,625
      139,439
      -19%
        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%
        DODGE  BRAND
      42,837
      45,268
      -5%
      226,921
      213,685
      6%
        Ram P/U
      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%
        RAM BRAND
      43,613
      43,598
      0%
      215,736
      194,868
      11%
        Alfa 4C 
      44
      40
      10%
      273
      295
      -7%
        ALFA BRAND
      44
      40
      10%
      273
      295
      -7%
        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%
        FIAT BRAND
      3,137
      3,867
      -19%
      15,191
      18,661
      -19%
                        TOTAL FCA US LLC
      204,452
      202,227
      1%
      955,186
      897,108
      6%
                            Total Car & MPV
      56,722
      64,072
      -11%
      279,075
      304,515
      -8%
            Total UV's
      104,117
      94,557
      10%
      460,375
      397,725
      16%
            Total Truck & LCV
      43,613
      43,598
      0%
      215,736
      194,868
      11%
                       
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