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FCA US Reports 2017 December and Full-year Sales

  • Chrysler Pacifica minivan posts best December sales ever
  • Ram Truck brand records full-year sales increase in 2017 versus 2016
  • A 42 percent year-over-year decline in fleet sales for December is in line with the FCA US strategy to reduce sales to the daily rental segment

January 3, 2018 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported sales of 171,946 units, an 11 percent decrease compared with sales in December 2016 (192,519 units).
 
In December, retail sales of 150,772 units were down 3 percent compared with the same month in 2016 and represented 88 percent of total sales. In line with FCA’s strategy to reduce sales to the daily rental segment, fleet sales of 21,174 units were down, as expected, 42 percent year over year. The largest planned volume reduction in December fleet sales came from the Jeep® brand, which reduced its fleet sales number by 75 percent year over year. Fleet sales represented 12 percent of total FCA US December sales.
 
The Chrysler Pacifica minivan posted an 8 percent year-over-year increase for its best December sales ever. The Fiat 124 Spider recorded its best December sales as well. Other FCA US vehicles posting year-over-year sales increases in the month of December were the Chrysler 300, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Compass and Ram ProMaster City.
 
Chrysler Brand
Chrysler brand sales were up 3 percent in December, compared with the same month a year ago. Both the Chrysler Pacifica minivan and the Chrysler 300 full-size sedan posted sales increases in December. Sales of the 300 were up 60 percent for its best December sales since 2012. For the second-consecutive year, the Pacifica captured both the Minivan and Family Vehicle Best Buy awards from the automotive editors at Consumer Guide Automotive.
 
Jeep Brand
Jeep Compass, Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee delivered year over year increases for December. Sales of the Cherokee were up 18 percent in December, compared with the same month a year ago. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler has earned a Residual Value Award from ALG, the industry benchmark for residual values and depreciation data, in the Off-road Utility segment. 
 
For the full year, Jeep Grand Cherokee sales increased 13 percent, compared with sales in 2016.
 
FIAT Brand
Sales of the Fiat 124 Spider were up 15 percent year over year for its best December sales ever. For the second-consecutive year, the 124 Spider took home a Best Buy award in the Sporty Performance Car category from Consumer Guide Automotive.
 
Dodge Brand
The Dodge Durango full-size SUV posted its best full year of sales since 2006. The Durango – for the sixth-consecutive year – earned the Best Buy award in the Large SUV category from Consumer Guide Automotive. In addition, Strategic Vision named the Dodge Charger to its “Most Loved Vehicles in America” list for the fourth-consecutive year. 
  
Ram Truck Brand
Ram Truck brand sales were up year over year in 2017 versus 2016. In addition, sales of the Ram pickup truck edged up year over year in 2017 versus the previous year. For the 10th-consecutive year, the Ram pickup captured the Best Buy award for Large Pickup Truck from Consumer Guide Automotive.
 
Alfa Romeo Brand
Alfa Romeo brand sales of 2,034 units were up significantly compared with the same month a year ago and recorded its strongest monthly sales of 2017. Furthermore, Motor Trend named the Alfa Romeo Giulia as its 2018 Car of the Year, best representing exceptional value, superiority in its class and impact on the automotive scene.

FCA US LLC Sales Summary December 2017

               
   

Month Sales

Vol %

CYTD Sales

Vol %

 

Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

 

Compass

8,743

7,954

10%

83,253

94,061

-11%

 

Patriot

240

7,809

-97%

40,735

121,926

-67%

 

Wrangler

13,700

15,721

-13%

190,522

191,774

-1%

 

Cherokee

19,358

16,380

18%

169,882

199,736

-15%

 

Grand Cherokee

23,622

23,250

2%

240,696

212,273

13%

 

Renegade

7,542

12,045

-37%

103,434

106,606

-3%

 

JEEP BRAND

73,205

83,159

-12%

828,522

926,376

-11%

 

200

332

2,643

-87%

18,457

57,294

-68%

 

300

5,726

3,584

60%

51,237

53,241

-4%

 

Town & Country

6

266

-98%

577

59,071

-99%

 

Pacifica

11,144

10,283

8%

118,274

62,366

90%

 

CHRYSLER BRAND

17,208

16,776

3%

188,545

231,972

-19%

 

Dart

139

1,525

-91%

10,082

43,402

-77%

 

Charger

6,830

7,237

-6%

88,351

95,437

-7%

 

Challenger

4,508

5,257

-14%

64,537

64,433

0%

 

Viper

9

59

-85%

585

630

-7%

 

Journey

4,227

9,768

-57%

89,470

106,759

-16%

 

Caravan

6,623

6,687

-1%

125,196

127,678

-2%

 

Durango

5,547

5,796

-4%

68,761

68,474

0%

 

DODGE  BRAND

27,885

36,329

-23%

446,996

506,858

-12%

 

Ram P/U

44,907

47,556

-6%

500,723

489,418

2%

 

ProMaster Van

3,352

4,694

-29%

40,483

40,440

0%

 

ProMaster City

1,617

1,347

20%

15,584

15,972

-2%

 

RAM BRAND

49,876

53,597

-7%

556,790

545,851

2%

 

500

667

1,411

-53%

12,685

15,437

-18%

 

500L

111

102

9%

1,664

3,118

-47%

 

500X

673

843

-20%

7,665

11,712

-35%

 

Spider

287

250

15%

4,478

2,475

81%

 

FIAT BRAND

1,738

2,606

-33%

26,492

32,742

-19%

 

Giulia

1,011

29

3386%

8,903

36

24631%

 

Alfa 4C 

26

23

13%

407

480

-15%

 

Stelvio

997

0

New

2,721

0

New

 

ALFA ROMEO

2,034

52

3812%

12,031

516

2232%

 

FCA US LLC

171,946

192,519

-11%

2,059,376

2,244,315

-8%

             

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Not much here to write home about.

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Fiat and Alfa bring nothing to the party but bleeding money for which the ignored American brands are expected to make up. One has to wonder how long FCA can continue on this pathetic path of CEO stupidity.

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Long enough, apparently.

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The Stelvio just came out and the Giulia sales are pretty well par for the course.  Fiat is either older (out years before they hit the US) or versions of something else so they aren't really losing anything.  Jeep was down some, mainly on the heels of the loss of the Patriot.  Ram sales are great considering it is the oldest fullsize on the block next to the Tundra with a new one coming this year. 

Also looked at Ford and GM now, um, Challenger still outsold the Camaro and Buick and  Cadillac seem to be on life support.

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