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FCA US Reports February 2018 Sales

  • Jeep® Brand reports best February retail sales ever, up 10 percent
  • Ram Light Duty reports best February retail sales ever, up 8 percent
  • Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Renegade report best February total sales ever
  • Fleet sales reduced by 3 percent

March 1, 2018 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported sales of 165,903 vehicles in February 2018, a 1 percent decrease compared with sales in February 2017 of 168,326 vehicles.
 
Overall sales were bolstered by the Jeep® brand which posted a 12 percent total sales increase. The Jeep brand also reported the best ever February retail sales of 61,122 vehicles.

Meanwhile, fleet sales for the month fell by 3 percent compared with February 2017. Fleet accounted for 26 percent of total sales.
 
Jeep Brand
Jeep brand total sales increased 12 percent in February to 70,020 vehicles The Jeep Renegade and Jeep Wrangler led the portfolio by reporting their best February sales ever. Wrangler sales increased 17 percent to 15,936 vehicles while Renegade rose 4 percent to 8,249 vehicles.
 
Ram Truck Brand
Ram Truck brand sales fell 14 percent to 36,737 vehicles compared with the previous year. Ram fleet sales were cut by 44 percent compared with the prior year. Ram Light Duty pickup retail sales increased 8 percent to 20,384 vehicles. The new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck is slated to begin production by the end of March in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
 
Chrysler Brand
Chrysler brand total sales declined 3 percent in February to 16,150 vehicles compared with the same month a year ago. The Chrysler Pacifica minivan posted a 27 percent sales increase to 11,482 vehicles.
 
Dodge Brand
Dodge brand total sales fell 8 percent to 40,187 vehicles. Sales of the Dodge Charger rose 9 percent to 7,568 vehicles.
     
FIAT Brand
Sales of Fiat declined 42 percent to 1,241 vehicles.  
 
Alfa Romeo Brand
Alfa Romeo brand sales of 1,568 vehicles were up significantly compared with the same month a year ago. Giulia led the brand with 853 sales followed by Stelvio at 695.

FCA US LLC Sales Summary February 2018

             
 

Month Sales

Vol %

CYTD Sales

Vol %

Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Compass

16,026

2,737

486%

26,218

5,901

344%

Patriot

116

5,512

-98%

264

10,212

-97%

Wrangler

15,936

13,641

17%

27,675

24,975

11%

Cherokee

12,225

13,615

-10%

26,846

26,166

3%

Grand Cherokee

17,468

18,925

-8%

33,832

36,226

-7%

Renegade

8,249

7,915

4%

14,888

17,280

-14%

JEEP BRAND

70,020

62,345

12%

129,723

120,760

7%

Ram P/U

33,299

39,046

-15%

62,657

72,815

-14%

Cargo Van

0

0

0%

0

0

 

ProMaster Van

2,235

2,648

-16%

4,006

5,999

-33%

ProMaster City

1,203

1,091

10%

2,113

2,016

5%

RAM BRAND

36,737

42,785

-14%

68,776

80,830

-15%

200

219

2,194

-90%

470

4,055

-88%

300

4,449

5,386

-17%

6,769

10,094

-33%

Town & Country

0

108

-100%

2

246

-99%

Pacifica

11,482

9,042

27%

19,493

15,712

24%

CHRYSLER BRAND

16,150

16,730

-3%

26,734

30,107

-11%

Dart

82

1,683

-95%

165

3,080

-95%

Avenger

0

0

100%

1

0

 

Charger

7,568

6,930

9%

12,761

14,083

-9%

Challenger

6,093

6,107

0%

9,498

9,500

0%

Viper

1

54

-98%

3

107

-97%

Journey

4,782

9,906

-52%

8,144

22,542

-64%

Caravan

16,443

13,682

20%

26,852

24,452

10%

Durango

5,218

5,516

-5%

10,363

10,223

1%

DODGE  BRAND

40,187

43,878

-8%

67,787

83,987

-19%

500

416

1,131

-63%

870

2,349

-63%

500L

118

72

64%

222

178

25%

500X

484

640

-24%

972

1,240

-22%

Spider

223

302

-26%

406

542

-25%

FIAT BRAND

1,241

2,145

-42%

2,470

4,309

-43%

Giulia

853

411

108%

1,801

481

274%

Alfa 4C 

20

32

-38%

32

70

-54%

Stelvio

695

0

New

1,383

0

New

ALFA ROMEO

1,568

443

254%

3,216

551

484%

FCA US LLC

165,903

168,326

-1%

298,706

320,544

-7%

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We have heard it all before, Sergio the Idiot, Moron, Waste of CEO Money, political butt kissing enigma.

Rather than reinvest the profits into the american brands making them better, Chrysler is just about dead. Fiat should have never been brought here and Alfa, wasted effort of trying to resurrect the brand.

I honestly am surprised by how Dodge continues to roll on such dated product lines. Ram hopefully will pick up more with the 2019 models and Jeep is surviving on the cult following with some decent improvements on old platforms.

I really wish I understood the thinking at FCA headquarters on their stupid decisions for the brands.

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What's killing the numbers compared to last year is all the discontinued vehicles.  Dart, 200, Patriot.  Well, those and the Journey which needs to be killed.

Who knows what Sergio is thinking?  He is a war time general, not a peace time general.  He needed to get out as soon as the war was over and the company was on the right track.  That was the time to let the peace time leader take over.

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