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FCA US Reports August 2017 Sales

  • Jeep® Compass and Jeep Renegade record their best August sales ever
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee posts best August sales since 2000
  • Dodge Challenger records best August sales ever
  • Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans each post their best August sales ever
  • A 23 percent year-over-year decline in fleet sales is in line with the FCA US strategy to reduce sales to the daily rental segment

September 1, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported sales of 176,033 units, an 11 percent decrease compared with sales in August 2016 (196,805 units).

In August, retail sales of 140,379 units were down 7 percent compared with the same month in 2016 and represented 80 percent of total sales. In line with FCA’s strategy to reduce sales to the daily rental segment, fleet sales of 35,654 units were down, as expected, 23 percent year over year. The largest planned volume reduction in August fleet sales came from the Jeep® brand, which reduced its fleet sales number by 66 percent year over year. Fleet sales represented 20 percent of total August sales.
 
Six FCA US vehicles recorded their best August sales ever, including the Dodge Challenger and Chrysler Pacifica. The Jeep Compass, Jeep Renegade, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City also posted their best ever August sales. The Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Wrangler turned in double-digit percentage increases in August, compared with the same month a year ago. The Dodge Grand Caravan posted a 62 percent year-over-year sales increase for its best August sales since 2004.
 
Dodge Brand
The Dodge Challenger recorded its best ever August sales. Challenger sales were up 19 percent, its third record sales month this year. Dodge Charger sales increased 11 percent compared with the same month in 2016. The Charger had its best August sales since 2006. Sales of the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan were up 62 percent, its best August sales since 2004.
 
Jeep® Brand
The Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade each recorded their best ever August sales. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee – the most-awarded SUV ever – were up 28 percent for its best August sales since the year 2000. For the seventh-consecutive year, the Grand Cherokee last month won AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) for the mid-size SUV segment. The Jeep Wrangler posted a 10 percent year-over-year sales gain.
 
Ram Truck Brand
The Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City each turned in their best August sales ever. ProMaster sales were up 45 percent year over year, while ProMaster City sales increased 14 percent. With the start of 2018 model-year production, the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup truck will offer a segment-dominating 930 lb.-ft. of torque and the exclusive ability to tow 30,000 lbs. with a fifth-wheel hitch.
 
FIAT Brand
Sales of the Fiat 500L were up 8 percent in August, compared with the same month in 2016. The 500L expands the Cinquecento’s appeal by offering 42 percent extra interior space with comfortable seating for five, engaging driving dynamics and a 160-horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine, all wrapped in contemporary Italian design.
 
Chrysler Brand
Sales of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica – the most-awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – were up 2 percent in August for its best August since launch last year. The Pacifica bested the competition last month by winning AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Award for the minivan segment.
 
Alfa Romeo Brand
Alfa Romeo brand sales of 1,140 units were up significantly compared with the same month a year ago as the all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio begins to arrive at U.S. dealerships.

FCA US LLC Sales Summary August 2017

 
                 
   

Month Sales

Vol %

CYTD Sales

Vol %

 
 

Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

 
 

Compass

9,305

8,871

5%

42,579

66,434

-36%

 
 

Patriot

2,658

11,808

-77%

36,932

83,723

-56%

 
 

Wrangler

16,808

15,298

10%

134,428

134,372

0%

 
 

Cherokee

11,874

23,938

-50%

105,060

140,351

-25%

 
 

Grand Cherokee

23,572

18,403

28%

158,975

135,419

17%

 
 

Renegade

8,974

8,178

10%

70,859

70,476

1%

 
 

JEEP BRAND

73,191

86,496

-15%

548,833

630,775

-13%

 
 

200

941

4,213

-78%

16,562

45,774

-64%

 
 

300

4,073

5,283

-23%

35,436

38,581

-8%

 
 

Town & Country

17

1,811

-99%

545

56,945

-99%

 
 

Pacifica

7,621

7,459

2%

75,507

26,400

New

 
 

CHRYSLER BRAND

12,652

18,766

-33%

128,050

167,700

-24%

 
 

Dart

430

2,906

-85%

9,385

34,670

-73%

 
 

Avenger

1

1

0%

11

42

-74%

 
 

Charger

9,569

8,611

11%

58,148

62,214

-7%

 
 

Challenger

6,253

5,262

19%

47,496

45,443

5%

 
 

Viper

59

58

2%

517

409

26%

 
 

Journey

5,665

11,739

-52%

69,342

65,855

5%

 
 

Caravan

17,109

10,572

62%

104,479

94,553

10%

 
 

Durango

4,522

5,202

-13%

46,474

48,819

-5%

 
 

DODGE  BRAND

43,608

44,351

-2%

335,852

352,005

-5%

 
 

Ram P/U

37,608

40,265

-7%

327,759

313,294

5%

 
 

Cargo Van

0

0

0%

0

21

-100%

 
 

ProMaster Van

4,589

3,169

45%

28,332

23,326

21%

 
 

ProMaster City

1,125

985

14%

10,916

11,793

-7%

 
 

RAM BRAND

43,322

44,419

-2%

367,007

348,434

5%

 
 

500

937

1,246

-25%

9,419

10,122

-7%

 
 

500L

141

131

8%

1,058

2,698

-61%

 
 

500X

660

899

-27%

5,237

8,425

-38%

 
 

Spider

382

460

New

3,332

941

New

 
 

FIAT BRAND

2,120

2,736

-23%

19,046

22,186

-14%

 
 

Giulia

916

0

New

5,494

0

New

 
 

Alfa 4C 

21

37

-43%

286

377

-24%

 
 

Stelvio

203

0

New

304

0

New

 
 

ALFA ROMEO

1,140

37

2981%

6,084

377

1514%

 
 

FCA US LLC

176,033

196,805

-11%

1,404,872

1,521,477

-8%

 
                 

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To be expected numbers considering they are cutting way back on fleet sales.

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Good to see the GC still doing well.  I notice is says best August since 2000.  August 3, 2000 was when I bought my '00 GC in Colorado Springs....

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I have never really paid attention to FCA / Chrysler numbers. I see all this talk about Dodge going bye-bye and here it is moving triple Mercedes' U.S. volume.  87K/mnth (Dodge + Ram) is considerable volume! 'Wha! The Charger is on an old platform!' - sells 10K units/mnth.

Fiat on the other hand- 4 models barely cracking 2K/mnth?? Terrible.

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On 9/1/2017 at 6:38 PM, balthazar said:

I have never really paid attention to FCA / Chrysler numbers. I see all this talk about Dodge going bye-bye and here it is moving triple Mercedes' U.S. volume.  87K/mnth (Dodge + Ram) is considerable volume! 'Wha! The Charger is on an old platform!' - sells 10K units/mnth.

Fiat on the other hand- 4 models barely cracking 2K/mnth?? Terrible.

Exactly.  People don't actually pay attention to the actual numbers.  A lot of what dragged sales down were the vehicles lost, the Patriot, 200, and Dart.  The Cherokee is ready for a refresh.  I think the Compass will continue to gain sales.  they might as well kill the Cherokee off and make the V6 an option on the Compass because, while it is smaller, it actually has more interior and cargo room than the Cherokee.  Charger is basically the best selling fullsize mainline car with it and the 200 together outselling other brands combined fullsizers such as the Impala and lacrosse combined. 

Fiat was an interesting experiment, but at this point it needs to go or be redone with more desirable vehicles. 

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