Chrysler Reports Best August in 6 Years


Chrysler Press Release

Record­ing its best August since 2007, Chrysler Group LLC reports sales up 12 per­cent over­all with record sales in six Chrysler Group vehi­cles plus the Fiat brand.

Get the details on an astound­ing retail sales month for Chrysler.

Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 165,552 units, a 12 per­cent increase com­pared with sales in August 2012 (148,472 units), and the group’s best August sales since 2007.

The Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in August com­pared with the same month a year ago. The Ram Truck brand’s 29 per­cent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand dur­ing the month. Chrysler Group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 41-consecutive months in August.

  • Best August sales since 2007
  • 41st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
  • Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck, and FIAT brands each post sales increases in August com­pared with same month a year ago
  • FIAT brand records its best sales month since launch­ing the Fiat 500 in the U.S. in 2011
  • Six Chrysler Group vehi­cles set sales records in August
  • Ram Truck brand sales up 29 per­cent; largest per­cent­age sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand in August
  • All Jeep brand vehi­cles in pro­duc­tion record double-digit per­cent­age increases
  • Ram Truck brand named “Most Ideal Pop­u­lar Brand” in AutoPacific’s 2013 Ideal Vehi­cle Awards; Jeep Grand Chero­kee and Chrysler Town & Coun­try named “Most Ideal Mid-Size SUV” and “Most Ideal Mini­van” in their respec­tive classes

“Last month we achieved our strongest retail sales in the past 60 months,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “All aspects of our busi­ness con­tinue to improve as evi­denced by our streak of 41-consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains.”

Chrysler Group had six mod­els that set sales records in August. The Dodge Jour­ney mid-size crossover, with its 12 per­cent increase, had its best sales month ever. In addi­tion, the Dodge Chal­lenger, Dodge Dart, Jeep Wran­gler, Jeep Com­pass, and Jeep Patriot each recorded their best sales for the month of August.