Chrysler Group LLC today reported U.S. sales of 198,379 units, a 20 percent increase compared with sales in August 2013 (165,552 units), and the group’s best August sales since 2002.
The Chrysler, Jeep®, and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in August compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand’s 49 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand during August and its best ever sales in the month of August. Chrysler Group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 53-consecutive months.
“Chrysler Group sales soared 20 percent last month resulting in our strongest August sales in 12 years” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “Our Jeep brand continued its torrid sales pace recording its best August sales ever and our Ram Truck brand contributed with a massive 39 percent sales increase, both helping Chrysler Group achieve its 53rd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth”
Seven Chrysler Group vehicles set sales records in August, including best monthly sales ever by the Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot and Dodge Journey. This was the Journey’s seventh-consecutive sales record this year. The Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Dart, Chrysler Town & Country, and Ram Cargo Van each recorded their best ever sales in the month of August. The Jeep and Ram Truck brands logged the largest percentage sales gains of any Chrysler Group brands during the month. Sales of the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan were up 39 percent in August compared with the previous month of July.
Chrysler Group finished the month of August with a 64 days supply of inventory (471,930 units). U.S. industry sales figures for August are internally projected at an estimated 17.4 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).