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November 2016: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC

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FCA US Reports November 2016 U.S. Sales

  • Ram Truck brand sales up 12 percent compared with same month a year ago; Ram pickup truck sales up 8 percent
  • All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan sales up 13 percent compared with previous month of October
  • Jeep® Renegade sales up 30 percent; all-new 2017 Jeep Compass makes its U.S. debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show

December 1, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 160,827 units, a 14 percent decrease compared with sales in November 2015 (187,731 units).

FCA US retail sales of 126,780 units were down 2 percent year over year in November, representing 79 percent of total sales for the month. Fleet sales of 34,047 units were down 42 percent year over year in November as FCA US continues to reduce its sales to the daily rental segment. Fleet sales represented 21 percent of total FCA US sales in the month.
 
Ram Truck brand sales were up 12 percent in November versus the same month in 2015. Ram ProMaster van sales increased 126 percent in November, while Ram pickup truck sales increased 8 percent. The Jeep® Renegade small SUV had a strong November with a 30 percent sales gain, while sales of the Fiat 500 were up 18 percent compared with the same month a year ago.
 
Sales of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – launched earlier this year – were up 13 percent in November compared with sales in the previous month of October. November sales represented the minivan’s second best sales month this year.
 
Ram Truck brand sales are up 11 percent calendar year to date through November compared with the same 11-month period in 2015. Jeep brand sales are up 8 percent calendar year to date as well.
 
Ram Truck Brand
Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City, increased 12 percent in November versus the same month in 2015. With its 126 percent sales gain, the Ram ProMaster van turned in the largest year-over-year percentage increase of any FCA US vehicle in November. Sales of the Ram pickup truck increased 8 percent in November. The Ram 1500 earned Best Buy awards last month from Consumers Digest and Consumer Guide Automotive. Also last month, the Green Car Journal named the Ram ProMaster City its 2017 Commercial Green Car of the Year for the second consecutive year – the first time a vehicle has won one of the magazine’s titles consecutively. Ram Truck brand sales are up 11 percent calendar year to date compared with the same 11 months in 2015.

Jeep Brand
Jeep brand sales were down 12 percent compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep Renegade turned in a strong 30 percent increase in November compared with the same month in 2015. The Renegade earned Best Buy awards last month from Consumers Digest and Consumer Guide Automotive in the subcompact SUV segment. In addition, the Jeep Grand Cherokee earned a Consumers Digest Best Buy for the seventh consecutive year in the mid-size SUV category. Jeep brand sales are up 8 percent calendar year to date compared with the first 11 months of 2015.
 
The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass made its U.S. debut last month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The global compact SUV delivers unsurpassed 4x4 capability, world-class on-road driving dynamics, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains and premium styling. The Compass will be manufactured in Brazil, China, Mexico and India, for consumers in more than 100 countries around the world.
 
FIAT Brand
FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X and Fiat 124 Spider, were down 15 percent in November. However, sales of the Fiat 500 were up 18 percent year-over-year in November. In its fifth month in the market, the all-new 124 Spider recorded sales of 350 units. The 124 Spider earned a 2017 Best Buy last month in the sporty performance car segment from the automotive editors at Consumer Guide Automotive, who noted that the 124 Spider “represents an impressive amount of fun for the money.” The 124 Spider also took home the award for Best-Looking New Car from readers of The Car Connection in November.

Dodge Brand
Dodge brand sales were down 21 percent in November compared with the same month in 2015. However, Dodge Charger sales increased 34 percent compared with the same month a year ago. Dodge Viper sales were up as well. The Dodge Durango earned a Best Buy last month from Consumer Guide Automotive in the large SUV category – for the fifth consecutive year. In addition, for the third time in three years, the Charger has earned the Residual Value Award in the full-size category from ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data. Also, the Charger and Durango were “most loved” in their respective segments for the third consecutive year making Strategic Vision’s “Most Loved Vehicles in America” list, while the Dodge Challenger earned a spot on the list in the specialty coupe category.
 
Chrysler Brand
Chrysler brand sales were down 47 percent in November compared with the same month a year ago. However, the all-new Chrysler Pacifica posted sales of 8,753 units in November, a 13 percent sales gain versus the previous month of October. The 2017 Pacifica minivan – launched in April – earned Best Buy awards from Consumer Guide Automotive, Consumers Digest and Kelley Blue Book last month. In the Consumer Guide Automotive competition, the Pacifica captured both the Minivan and Family Vehicle Best Buy awards. In addition, the Pacifica earned “Best Car to Buy” and “Best Family Vehicle to Buy” designations from The Car Connection. The Chrysler 300 full-size sedan grabbed an award last month as well, earning its fifth Best Buy award in the luxury car segment from Consumers Digest.

FCA US LLC Sales Summary November 2016

Reflects New Methodology

             
 

Month Sales

Vol %

CYTD Sales

Vol %

Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Compass

6,984

9,209

-24%

86,107

64,188

34%

Patriot

8,568

9,933

-14%

114,117

108,968

5%

Wrangler

12,957

13,948

-7%

176,053

186,835

-6%

Cherokee

11,479

18,218

-37%

183,356

196,092

-6%

Grand Cherokee

17,230

17,662

-2%

189,023

175,746

8%

Renegade

10,067

7,719

30%

94,561

52,211

81%

JEEP BRAND

67,285

76,689

-12%

843,217

784,040

8%

200

2,849

10,103

-72%

54,651

157,705

-65%

300

2,566

4,635

-45%

49,657

48,756

2%

Town & Country

350

12,537

-97%

58,805

86,908

-32%

Pacifica

8,753

0

New

52,083

0

New

CHRYSLER BRAND

14,518

27,275

-47%

215,196

293,369

-27%

Dart

2,203

7,201

-69%

41,877

82,041

-49%

Avenger

1

15

-93%

45

1,294

-97%

Charger

9,138

6,804

34%

88,200

88,323

0%

Challenger

3,908

4,297

-9%

59,176

61,813

-4%

Viper

62

45

38%

571

627

-9%

Journey

7,133

8,023

-11%

96,991

100,256

-3%

Caravan

6,696

10,926

-39%

120,991

89,833

35%

Durango

4,934

5,644

-13%

62,678

56,897

10%

DODGE  BRAND

34,075

42,955

-21%

470,529

481,084

-2%

Ram P/U

36,885

34,145

8%

441,862

408,724

8%

Cargo Van

0

2

-100%

21

2,157

-99%

ProMaster Van

4,702

2,084

126%

35,746

23,658

51%

ProMaster City

924

1,721

-46%

14,625

8,015

82%

RAM BRAND

42,511

37,952

12%

492,254

442,554

11%

Giulia

0

0

New

7

0

New

Alfa 4C 

23

34

-32%

457

603

-24%

ALFA BRAND

23

34

-32%

464

603

-23%

500

1,147

974

18%

14,026

22,243

-37%

500L

96

231

-58%

3,016

7,275

-59%

500X

822

1,621

-49%

10,869

7,785

40%

Spider

350

0

New

2,225

0

New

FIAT BRAND

2,415

2,826

-15%

30,136

37,303

-19%

TOTAL FCA US LLC

160,827

187,731

-14%

2,051,796

2,038,953

1%

             

    Total Car & MPV

38,142

57,802

-34%

545,787

647,421

-16%

    Total UV's

80,174

91,977

-13%

1,013,755

948,978

7%

    Total Truck & LCV

42,511

37,952

12%

492,254

442,554

 

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Renegade is a nice product, glad it is doing well...300 is doing well....Chrysler is like the bright kid in school who doesn't give a rats rear end...when it tries, it comes up with some cool stuff.

Now if we could just get them to invest more heavily in products for the US auto market.

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The 200 and Dart have really fallen off the table, I guess those will be discontinued sooner rather than later.   What should be troubling to FCA is they are advertising the heck out of the Pacifica, and it is selling worse than the Town and Country, and the Caravan is dropping off now too as they clear those out.  So their van sales are down about 50% with a new product.

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54 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

The 200 and Dart have really fallen off the table, I guess those will be discontinued sooner rather than later.   What should be troubling to FCA is they are advertising the heck out of the Pacifica, and it is selling worse than the Town and Country, and the Caravan is dropping off now too as they clear those out.  So their van sales are down about 50% with a new product.

In this case giving up the ghost quickly might be best for all involved.

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I still like the 200, but yes, time to put the investment into what sells and that happens to be CUVs.  It looks like with just a few exceptions, cars were basically down across the board while CUVs are gaining.  I wonder how many people are holding out or the 18 Wrangler and 17 Compass which should both far surpass their predecessors.

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6 hours ago, smk4565 said:

The 200 and Dart have really fallen off the table, I guess those will be discontinued sooner rather than later.   What should be troubling to FCA is they are advertising the heck out of the Pacifica, and it is selling worse than the Town and Country, and the Caravan is dropping off now too as they clear those out.  So their van sales are down about 50% with a new product.

The Dart was actually discontinued back in September.  The 200 only lives for a couple more months IIRC.

Clearly not a good month for FCA.  Supposedly they cut back on fleet sales this month.  Goes to show you how much they fleet.  Probably a good strategy in the long rung but they need to spend some money on their North American product to keep them fresh or it's not going to work.

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