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December 2016: FCA US LLC

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FCA US Reports 2016 December and Full-year U.S. Sales

  • Ram Truck brand sales increase 10 percent compared with same month last year
  • Sales of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica up 18 percent compared with previous month of November; the minivan’s best sales month of 2016
  • Four Jeep® brand vehicles record sales increases in December; Jeep Renegade sales up 39 percent
  • Ram Truck and Jeep brands both record full-year sales increases in 2016 versus 2015

January 4, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 192,519 units, a 10 percent decrease compared with sales in December 2015 (213,923 units).
 
For the full year, the Ram Truck and Jeep® brands each recorded year-over-year sales gains versus sales in 2015. FCA US full-year sales were flat in 2016 compared with sales in 2015.

In December, fleet sales of 36,532 units were down 34 percent year over year as FCA US continues its strategy of reducing its sales to the daily rental segment. Fleet sales represented 19 percent of total FCA US sales in the month. FCA US retail sales of 155,987 units were down 2 percent year over year in December, and represented 81 percent of total sales for the month.
 
Ram Truck brand sales were up 10 percent in December as the Ram pickup truck and the Ram ProMaster van posted year-over-year increases. Four Jeep brand models recorded increases in December, led by a 39 percent increase in Jeep Renegade sales. With its 13 percent increase, the Jeep Grand Cherokee turned in its best sales month of the year. The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan posted an 18 percent sales gain compared with the previous month of November.
 
Ram Truck Brand
Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City, were up 10 percent in December versus the same month in 2015. The pickup truck posted a 15 percent year-over-year sales gain while the ProMaster recorded a 13 percent increase in December, the large van’s second best sales month of 2016.
 
For the full year, Ram Truck brand sales were up 11 percent compared with sales in 2015. The pickup truck turned in a 9 percent year-over-year increase in 2016, while the ProMaster and ProMaster City vans each posted a 45 percent increase in 2016 versus 2015.  

Jeep Brand
Jeep brand sales were down 6 percent in December compared with the same month a year ago. However, four Jeep brand models posted sales increases in the month, led by the Jeep Renegade and its 39 percent year-over-year sales gain. The Jeep Grand Cherokee, with its 13 percent increase, turned in its best sales month of 2016. The Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Compass posted December increases as well.
 
For the full year, Jeep brand sales were up 6 percent compared with sales in 2015. Four Jeep brand vehicles – the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, and Jeep Renegade – posted year-over-year increases for the full year. With sales of 212,273 units, the Grand Cherokee was the volume leader of the Jeep brand in 2016.
 
Dodge Brand
Dodge brand sales were down 21 percent in December compared with the same month a year ago. However, Dodge Challenger sales increased 15 percent in December versus the same month in 2015, while Dodge Journey sales were up 25 percent. The Dodge brand last month unveiled the new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT, the world’s first and only all-wheel-drive American muscle coupe. The Challenger GT joins the Dodge Charger AWD to complete the Dodge lineup of all-wheel-drive muscle cars, delivering unparalleled year-round performance.
 
For the full year, the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan and the Dodge Durango full-size SUV each posted sales increases compared with sales in 2015.
 
Chrysler Brand
Chrysler brand sales were down 32 percent in December compared with the same month a year ago. However, sales of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan posted an 18 percent sales increase compared with the previous month of November. It was the Pacifica’s best sales month of the year. In addition, the Pacifica in December landed on the Car and Driver “10Best” list and earned a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In its first year on sale, the Pacifica posted sales of 62,366 units. Also, the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 hybrid propulsion system used in the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid last month made the Wards 10 Best Engines list for 2017.
 
FIAT Brand
FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X and Fiat 124 Spider, were down 54 percent in December. For the full year, the 500X posted a 3 percent sales increase compared with sales in 2015. The 500X delivers the Italian design and engaging driving dynamics that are synonymous with the FIAT brand. The 500X offers an advanced all-wheel-drive system, functionality, and a full array of safety, comfort and convenience features.

FCA US LLC Sales Summary December 2016

Reflects New Methodology

             
 

Month Sales

Vol %

CYTD Sales

Vol %

Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Compass

7,954

7,260

10%

94,061

71,448

32%

Patriot

7,809

12,306

-37%

121,926

121,274

1%

Wrangler

15,721

15,431

2%

191,774

202,266

-5%

Cherokee

16,380

24,652

-34%

199,736

220,744

-10%

Grand Cherokee

23,250

20,566

13%

212,273

196,312

8%

Renegade

12,045

8,653

39%

106,606

60,864

75%

JEEP BRAND

83,159

88,868

-6%

926,376

872,908

6%

200

2,643

9,663

-73%

57,294

167,368

-66%

300

3,584

4,269

-16%

53,241

53,025

0%

Town & Country

266

10,622

-97%

59,071

97,530

-39%

Pacifica

10,283

0

New

62,366

0

New

CHRYSLER BRAND

16,776

24,554

-32%

231,972

317,923

-27%

Dart

1,525

5,867

-74%

43,402

87,908

-51%

Avenger

0

32

-100%

45

1,326

-97%

Charger

7,237

8,309

-13%

95,437

96,633

-1%

Challenger

5,257

4,564

15%

64,433

66,377

-3%

Viper

59

63

-6%

630

690

-9%

Journey

9,768

7,829

25%

106,759

108,085

-1%

Caravan

6,687

11,720

-43%

127,678

101,553

26%

Durango

5,796

7,826

-26%

68,474

64,723

6%

DODGE  BRAND

36,329

46,210

-21%

506,858

527,295

-4%

Ram P/U

47,556

41,398

15%

489,418

450,122

9%

Cargo Van

0

26

-100%

21

2,183

-99%

ProMaster Van

4,694

4,154

13%

40,440

27,812

45%

ProMaster City

1,347

3,038

-56%

15,972

11,053

45%

RAM BRAND

53,597

48,616

10%

545,851

491,170

11%

Giulia

29

0

New

36

0

New

Alfa 4C 

23

56

-59%

480

659

-27%

ALFA BRAND

52

56

-7%

516

659

-22%

500

1,411

1,737

-19%

15,437

23,980

-36%

500L

102

310

-67%

3,118

7,585

-59%

500X

843

3,572

-76%

11,712

11,357

3%

Spider

250

0

New

2,475

0

New

FIAT BRAND

2,606

5,619

-54%

32,742

42,922

-24%

TOTAL FCA US LLC

192,519

213,923

-10%

2,244,315

2,252,877

0%

             

    Total Car & MPV

39,356

57,212

-31%

585,143

704,634

-17%

    Total UV's

99,566

108,095

-8%

1,113,321

1,057,073

5%

    Total Truck & LCV

53,597

48,616

10%

545,851

491,170

11%

             

 

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