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FCA US LLC Reports June 2015 U.S. Sales Increased 8 Percent; Best June Sales Since 2006

  • 63rd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
  • Jeep® brand sales up 25 percent; best June sales ever
  • Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Patriot record their best June sales ever
  • Chrysler 200 sales up 153 percent; best June sales ever
  • Dodge Journey records best monthly sales ever
  • Seven FCA US vehicles post sales records in June

July 1, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -  FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 185,035 units, an 8 percent increase compared with sales in June 2014 (171,086 units), and the group’s best June sales since 2006.

 

The Chrysler, Jeep® and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in June compared with the same month a year ago. The Chrysler brand’s 28 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month. The group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 63-consecutive months.

 

“June represented another strong month for our company with sales up 8 percent and our 63rd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “Our all-new Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X inventory started to arrive at dealerships in greater volume during June positioning us well for the summer-selling season.”

 

Seven FCA US vehicles set records in the month of June, including the Chrysler 200, which posted the largest percentage increase of any FCA US vehicle in the month. Sales of the 200 were up 153 percent, the mid-size sedan’s best June sales ever. The Dodge Journey crossover recorded its best monthly sales ever, while the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot, Dodge Challenger and Ram ProMaster each recorded their best June sales ever.

 

FCA US finished the month of June with a 78-day supply of inventory (577,522 units). U.S. industry sales figures for June are internally projected at an estimated 17.5 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).

 

Chrysler Brand

Chrysler brand sales were up 28 percent, the brand’s best June sales since 2007 and its 12th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Sales of the Chrysler 200 were up 153 percent in June, the mid-size sedan’s best June sales ever and the largest year-over-year percentage gain of any FCA US vehicle in the month. It was the 10th-consecutive month that the 200 posted a sales record. Sales of the Chrysler 300 were up 11 percent in June, the flagship sedan’s best June sales since 2013. The 300 ranked the highest in the Large Car segment in J.D. Power’s 2015 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) last month. The study is based on responses from more than 84,000 owners of new 2015 model year vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership.

 

Jeep® Brand

Jeep brand sales increased 25 percent, the brand’s best June sales ever and its 21st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in every month dating back to November 2013. Three Jeep brand vehicles set records in June. The Wrangler, Cherokee, and Patriot each posted their best June sales ever. The Wrangler, with its 17 percent increase, recorded its second-best sales month this year. The Patriot’s 41 percent year-over-year increase was the largest sales percentage gain of any Jeep brand model for the month. The all-new Jeep Renegade, the most capable small sport-utility vehicle (SUV), had sales of 4,858 units in its third full month in the market, up 10 percent compared with sales in the previous month of May. The Wrangler was the winner of the Edmunds.com 2015 Best Retained Value® Awards in the Midsize Traditional SUV category last month.

 

Ram Truck Brand

Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup truck, Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City, and Ram Cargo Van, were up 2 percent, the brand’s best June sales since 2007. Sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 1 percent in June, the pickup’s best June sales in 11 years. Sales of the Ram ProMaster van increased 97 percent, its best June sales since the full-size van was launched in October 2013. The ProMaster was the winner in the Edmunds.com 2015 Best Retained Value Awards last month. The ProMaster won in the Large Commercial Van segment.

 

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I didn't realize Ford fleet sales were 35% overall. Chrysler has really come a long way, so why is Marchionne acting like the company is on the brink? Is that because of the european operations?

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Mopar has an interesting choice to make with the Ram: do they roll the dice on gaining production capacity somehow, or they dial back the incentives and hold the line on their current sales numbers? In a perfect world they'd use a hired gun like Magna to do more trucks for them like Porsche used to do (still does?) with the Boxster.

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My guess is that the Fiat 500X will be the first of the Fiats to really make it big in the US.   It checks all the right boxes and it is in the right place at the right time in the hot new mini-crossover segment.   It won't get the sales of its Renegade brother, but it will do better than any Fiat before it. 

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My guess is that the Fiat 500X will be the first of the Fiats to really make it big in the US.   It checks all the right boxes and it is in the right place at the right time in the hot new mini-crossover segment.   It won't get the sales of its Renegade brother, but it will do better than any Fiat before it. 

 

Just out of curiosity, what annual sales would it need for you to consider it making it big for Fiat?  I actually like it better than the Renegade but the option packages seem oddly put together to me and there aren't really any stand alone options.  I think that may cause some lost sales.  Why no 1.4 turbo with AWD, especially since you can get it on the Renegade?  That also seems like an odd omission.  If I was going to get one of these two it would probably the Renegade in the most loaded config I could get it with the 1.4t and AWD.

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I didn't realize Ford fleet sales were 35% overall. Chrysler has really come a long way, so why is Marchionne acting like the company is on the brink? Is that because of the european operations?

More or less, Europe is a mess right now. 

 

Mopar has an interesting choice to make with the Ram: do they roll the dice on gaining production capacity somehow, or they dial back the incentives and hold the line on their current sales numbers? In a perfect world they'd use a hired gun like Magna to do more trucks for them like Porsche used to do (still does?) with the Boxster.

2 very interesting choices or sure.  Boast the sales numbers or the profit per truck?

 

My guess is that the Fiat 500X will be the first of the Fiats to really make it big in the US.   It checks all the right boxes and it is in the right place at the right time in the hot new mini-crossover segment.   It won't get the sales of its Renegade brother, but it will do better than any Fiat before it. 

I agree here.  Tiny cars are pretty well not what the US population is after LOL.  now, a good looking small crossover?  In Fiat terms this could be the closest they have gotten to their first hit. 

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With cars like the 200 filling a void that was ever present for so long; it's no surprise that all of FCA's newest and heavily revised models deliver surprising results. 

 

I think the 200 has nailed technology and comfort in the segment for sure. With so much recently refreshed competition; it's gonna be like that for a while.

 

Jeep is a juggernaut during a recovering and booming economy. It's Alfa's revival and complete restructuring of European operation that are padding the results. Mopar can continue to squeeze out a few more years out of the current RAM really.

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most of FCA's product line is still ancient.  thus it goes for "a good deal"  that's why i have a Chrysler van now.  Not because it was top of the line.  The 200 is doing admirably also being new, but i do think Chrysler is smart and is knowing you gotta keep the payment book low on those rigs to move em.  Jeep really props Chrysler up is the real truth when it comes down to it.

 

If GM had nuts, they could put a $h!load of resources into GMC and become as much of a juggernaut in that way.

 

500x will keep Fiat from shutting its doors here but at some point Fiat needs a volume model aside from that.  Trust me i can tell you all about a brand not surviving one or two products.

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most of FCA's product line is still ancient.  thus it goes for "a good deal"  that's why i have a Chrysler van now.  Not because it was top of the line.  The 200 is doing admirably also being new, but i do think Chrysler is smart and is knowing you gotta keep the payment book low on those rigs to move em.  Jeep really props Chrysler up is the real truth when it comes down to it.

 

If GM had nuts, they could put a $h!load of resources into GMC and become as much of a juggernaut in that way.

 

500x will keep Fiat from shutting its doors here but at some point Fiat needs a volume model aside from that.  Trust me i can tell you all about a brand not surviving one or two products.

How are most of their products old?  the LX platform may be old in it's beginnings but was majorly refreshed for 15.  The Dart was new in 13, 200 in 15, GC and Durango in 11 with major refreshes in 14, even the journey got a major refresh in 11 that changed everything from the interior to powertrains, even the Patriot and Compass which were new in 07 got a major refresh in 11 and get continual improvements every year.  And no, they are not surviving simply on cheap payments and huge discounts, in fact their discounts are pretty daggone low, even on the Patriot which is arguably the oldest in the pack with the fewest changes and it sold almost 10k units last month and 12k the month before..  Most car platforms go 10-12 years with 1 major and a few minor refreshes in between.  heck, a LOT of Ford's lineup is based on an old Volvo platform they started using in 06.  The minivans are still amazingly competitive too, though a new one is just around he corner.

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Kudos to FCA and their growth, which is excellent and well deserved, but let's put it into perspective in that they merged several companies to only match Ford brand (not corporation) in sales one month, and only in America, and only retail, and as Ford is hardly hitting on all cylinders with truck sales lagging.  Ford prides itself on their commercial fleet too which sells in huge numbers, whereas Chrysler fleet is primarily rental.  Just not as good. 

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Kudos to FCA and their growth, which is excellent and well deserved, but let's put it into perspective in that they merged several companies to only match Ford brand (not corporation) in sales one month, and only in America, and only retail, and as Ford is hardly hitting on all cylinders with truck sales lagging.  Ford prides itself on their commercial fleet too which sells in huge numbers, whereas Chrysler fleet is primarily rental.  Just not as good. 

 

Show me the numbers!  Seriously. I am curious what everybody's fleet percentages are.  Did you see this information somewhere or are you rehashing old info from when the old fleet whore 200 and Avenger were in production?

 

I know FCA fleets a pretty high percentage of minivans and Compass/Patriot but what else?  Fiat and Maserati will never be big volume adders in the U.S.  The vast, vast majority of Chrysler's sales are of the pre-bankruptcy brands.

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Kudos to FCA and their growth, which is excellent and well deserved, but let's put it into perspective in that they merged several companies to only match Ford brand (not corporation) in sales one month, and only in America, and only retail, and as Ford is hardly hitting on all cylinders with truck sales lagging.  Ford prides itself on their commercial fleet too which sells in huge numbers, whereas Chrysler fleet is primarily rental.  Just not as good.

 

Show me the numbers!  Seriously. I am curious what everybody's fleet percentages are.  Did you see this information somewhere or are you rehashing old info from when the old fleet whore 200 and Avenger were in production?

 

I know FCA fleets a pretty high percentage of minivans and Compass/Patriot but what else?  Fiat and Maserati will never be big volume adders in the U.S.  The vast, vast majority of Chrysler's sales are of the pre-bankruptcy brands.

You can try and spin the numbers any way you want.

Bottom line is that Sergio's hodgepodge of brands put more vehicles in garages than Ford did last month. There's NO way to sugarcoat that for Ford.

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Kudos to FCA and their growth, which is excellent and well deserved, but let's put it into perspective in that they merged several companies to only match Ford brand (not corporation) in sales one month, and only in America, and only retail, and as Ford is hardly hitting on all cylinders with truck sales lagging.  Ford prides itself on their commercial fleet too which sells in huge numbers, whereas Chrysler fleet is primarily rental.  Just not as good.

 

Show me the numbers!  Seriously. I am curious what everybody's fleet percentages are.  Did you see this information somewhere or are you rehashing old info from when the old fleet whore 200 and Avenger were in production?

 

I know FCA fleets a pretty high percentage of minivans and Compass/Patriot but what else?  Fiat and Maserati will never be big volume adders in the U.S.  The vast, vast majority of Chrysler's sales are of the pre-bankruptcy brands.

You can try and spin the numbers any way you want.

Bottom line is that Sergio's hodgepodge of brands put more vehicles in garages than Ford did last month. There's NO way to sugarcoat that for Ford.

 

 

 

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I really am curious what the fleet numbers are.  I have not seen those posted in a while.  It looks like Automotive News has that data but I don't have a subscription.  Hopefully it is broken down between rental, government and corporate fleets as well.  If some one has a subscription and can post the top one or two fleet percentage vehicles by OEM, that would be great.

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