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February 2017: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC

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FCA US Reports February 2017 U.S. Sales

  • Ram Truck brand sales up 4 percent compared with same month a year ago
  • Three Jeep® brand vehicles record sales increases in February; Jeep Grand Cherokee sales up 11 percent
  • Three Dodge brand vehicles post sales increases in February; Dodge Journey sales up 55 percent 

February 1, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 168,326 units, a 10 percent decrease compared with sales in February 2016 (187,318 units).
 
In February, fleet sales of 44,898 units were down 26 percent year over year as FCA US continues its strategy of reducing its sales to the daily rental segment. Fleet sales represented 27 percent of total FCA US sales in February. FCA US retail sales of 123,428 units were down 3 percent for the month, and represented 73 percent of total February sales.
 
Ram Truck brand sales were up 4 percent in February, compared with the same month a year ago. Three Jeep® brand vehicles topped February sales from a year ago, including the Jeep Renegade with an 11 percent increase. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the brand’s volume leader in February, were up 11 percent as well. Three Dodge brand vehicles recorded year-over-year sales increases in February led by the Dodge Journey’s 55 percent sales gain. Sales of the Fiat 500 and the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan were up year over year as well.
 
Ram Truck Brand
Ram Truck brand sales were up 4 percent in February, compared with the same month a year ago. Sales of the Ram pickup truck increased 5 percent year over year in the month. The brand introduced new special-edition Night packages for Ram 2500 and 3500 HD pickup trucks at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show in February. The new Night editions further expand the Ram factory-custom truck family from the half-ton Ram 1500 announced in September 2016 to the brand’s three-quarter and one-ton models. Production of the 2017 Ram HD Night models began in early February.
 
Dodge Brand
The Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey, and Dodge Viper each posted sales gains in February, led by the Journey’s 55 percent year-over-year increase. The Challenger turned in a 19 percent increase, while Viper sales were up 23 percent in the month. The Dodge brand unveiled the new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT – America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV – at last month’s 2017 Chicago Auto Show. In addition, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com announced at the show that the Grand Caravan earned its 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the minivan category for the third time in four years. The awards honor the vehicles and brands (luxury and non-luxury) with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period.
 
Jeep Brand
Three Jeep brand models recorded sales increases in February. Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee – the brand’s volume leader for the month – and the Jeep Renegade posted 11 percent year-over-year sales increases. In addition, the Jeep Wrangler logged a 2 percent increase in February. Jeep brand retail sales were up year over year in February. The latest Wrangler – the new 2017Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon – debuted at the Chicago Auto Show last month, featuring improved off-road prowess with a stronger front axle, enhanced rock rails and heavy-duty cast differential covers. Also last month, KBB.com announced at the Chicago Auto Show that the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited earned its 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the Mid-size SUV/Crossover category for a third-consecutive year.
 
FIAT Brand
Sales of the Fiat 500 were up 1 percent in February, compared with the same month a year ago. Sales of the new Fiat 124 Spider were up 26 percent compared with the previous month of January. The 124 Spider was named in February as one of the Best Cars for the Money in the Sports Car category by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth, according to the valuation experts at Hagerty, is one of 10 vehicles this year that stand out as the likeliest to grow in value and appeal to classic car enthusiasts. That puts the 124 Spider Abarth on the “Hagerty Hot List” for 2017. 
 
Chrysler Brand
Sales of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – were up in its second month of year-over-year comparisons, and increased 36 percent compared with sales in the previous month of January. The Pacifica continues to earn a plethora of awards and accolades in 2017. In February, the Pacifica was named Best Minivan for the Money by U.S. News & World Report, 2017 Family Vehicle of the Year by the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), and MotorWeek’s 2017 Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Minivan. The Chrysler 300 full-size sedan turned in a 2 percent year-over-year increase in February.
  
Alfa Romeo Brand
Alfa Romeo brand sales of 443 units were up 843 percent compared with the same month in 2016.
 
Maserati Brand
Maserati brand sales of 1,087 units were up 49 percent compared with the same month a year ago.

 

U.S. Sales Summary February 2017

       
 

Month Sales

Vol %

CYTD Sales

Vol %

Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Compass

2,737

8,893

-69%

5,901

15,164

-61%

Patriot

5,512

11,363

-51%

10,212

19,947

-49%

Wrangler

13,641

13,349

2%

24,975

24,336

3%

Cherokee

13,615

15,353

-11%

26,166

32,136

-19%

Grand Cherokee

18,925

16,990

11%

36,226

30,965

17%

Renegade

7,915

7,115

11%

17,280

13,282

30%

JEEP BRAND

62,345

73,063

-15%

120,760

135,830

-11%

200

2,194

6,259

-65%

4,055

10,944

-63%

300

5,386

5,304

2%

10,094

10,969

-8%

Town & Country

108

11,645

-99%

246

23,028

-99%

Pacifica

9,042

71

New

15,712

110

New

CHRYSLER BRAND

16,730

23,279

-28%

30,107

45,051

-33%

Dart

1,683

5,824

-71%

3,080

11,104

-72%

Avenger

0

6

-100%

0

15

-100%

Charger

6,930

8,765

-21%

14,083

17,547

-20%

Challenger

6,107

5,142

19%

9,500

10,803

-12%

Viper

54

44

23%

107

72

49%

Journey

9,906

6,375

55%

22,542

17,961

26%

Caravan

13,682

13,978

-2%

24,452

24,933

-2%

Durango

5,516

6,851

-19%

10,223

12,852

-20%

DODGE  BRAND

43,878

46,985

-7%

83,987

95,287

-12%

Ram P/U

39,046

37,087

5%

72,815

69,651

5%

Cargo Van

0

0

0%

0

2

-100%

ProMaster Van

2,648

2,697

-2%

5,999

5,039

19%

ProMaster City

1,091

1,509

-28%

2,016

2,665

-24%

RAM BRAND

42,785

41,293

4%

80,830

77,357

4%

Giulia

412

0

New

482

0

New

Alfa 4C 

31

47

-34%

69

115

-40%

ALFA BRAND

443

47

843%

551

115

379%

500

1,131

1,120

1%

2,349

2,101

12%

500L

72

370

-81%

178

727

-76%

500X

640

1,161

-45%

1,240

2,202

-44%

Spider

302

0

New

542

0

New

FIAT BRAND

2,145

2,651

-19%

4,309

5,030

-14%

TOTAL FCA US LLC

168,326

187,318

-10%

320,544

358,670

-11%

    Total Car & MPV

47,134

58,575

-20%

84,949

112,468

-24%

    Total UV's

78,407

87,450

-10%

154,765

168,845

-8%

    Total Truck & LCV

42,785

41,293

4%

80,830

77,357

4%

             

MASERATI BRAND

1,087

728

49%

1,976

1,253

58%

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      Inside, distinctive Abarth-styled front performance seats feature a one-piece design with large side bolsters, a racing-harness pass through, accent stitching around the perimeter and integrated side-thorax air bags. Below the instrument panel, Abarth-designed aluminum pedal covers feature Nero (black) rubber trim for a decidedly racing look.
       
      Should the driver choose to switch to Sport mode in a Fiat 500 Abarth, the turbo-boost gauge, mounted left of the instrument cluster, illuminates “Sport” and an up-shift light integrated in the cluster alerts the driver when engine speed is approaching the redline, giving the immediate feedback needed on the track or during high-performance driving.
       
      Customers who purchase or lease a Fiat 500 Abarth also receive – for no additional charge – a one-day high-performance driving session at the legendary Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.
       
      The 500 lineup also features three new colors for 2018 (late availability) – Brillante Red, Mezzanotte Blue Pearl and Vesuvio Black Pearl – for a total of 11 exterior paint color choices. Any 2018 Fiat 500 model is also available as a Cabrio, delivering open-air freedom across the 500 lineup. 2018 Fiat 500 vehicles are available to order this month, with cars arriving at FIAT studios in the second quarter of this year.
    • By William Maley
      Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 31.33% (8,480 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Toyota Motor North America - Up 16.8% (167,056 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Mazda North American Operations - Up 15% (24,962 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Nissan Group - Up 10% (123,538 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Audi of America - Up 9.9% (14,511 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Maserati North America, Inc. - Up 8.7% (966 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Volkswagen of America - Up 5.2% (24,744 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 4.7% (4,816 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      BMW Group U.S. - Up 3.5% (21,953 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      General Motors Co. - Up 1.3% (198,548 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 1.1% (44,357 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Kia Motors America - Up 0.01% (35,628 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Jaguar Land Rover North America - Down 1% (9,050 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Mercedes-Benz USA - Down 1.1% (27,603 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      American Honda Motor Co. - Down 1.7% (104,542 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Ford Motor Company -  Down 6.6% (161,143 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Hyundai Motor America - Down 11.3% (41,243 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      FCA US LLC - Down 13% (132,803 Vehicles Sold This Month)

      Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - 

      Brands:
      Acura - Down 3.2% (8,908 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Alfa Romeo - Up 1,426% (1,648 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Audi - Up 9.9% (14,511 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      BMW - Up 5% (19,016 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Buick - Up 4% (13,648 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Cadillac - Down 3.9% (9,895 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Chevrolet - Up 5% (141,947 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Chrysler - Down 21% (10,584 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Dodge - Down 31% (27,600 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Fiat - Down 43% (1,229 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Ford - Down 5.6% (154,733 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Genesis - Down 11.3% (1,613 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      GMC - Down 11.4% (33,058 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Honda - Down 1.6% (95,634 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Hyundai - Down 11.3% (39,629 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Infiniti - Down 8% (10,635 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Jaguar - Down 11% (2,604 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Jeep - Up 2% (59,703 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Kia - Up 0.01% (35,628 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Land Rover - Up 5% (6,446 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Lexus - Up 15% (17,914 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Lincoln - Down 27% (6,410 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Maserati - Up 8.7% (966 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Mazda - Up 15% (24,962 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Mercedes-Benz - Down 1% (25,307 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 6.9% (2,191 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      MINI - Down 5.6% (2,937 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Mitsubishi - Up 31.33% (8,480 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Nissan - Up 12.1% (112,903 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Porsche - Up 4.7% (4,816 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Ram Trucks - Down 16% (32,039 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Smart - Down 67.6% (105 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Subaru - Up 1.1% (44,357 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Toyota - Up 17% (149,142 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Volkswagen - Up 5.2% (24,744 Vehicles Sold This Month)
      Volvo - 

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