Ram Truck sales continue to soar

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Sales from its Ram Truck brand continue to stoke revenues for Chrysler Group, LLC. 

The company reported last week U.S. sales of 165,552 units, a 12 percent increase compared with sales in August 2012, and the group’s best August sales since 2007.

Ram led the way with a 29 percent increase compared to last year, and has been a sales leader for Chrysler for much of the year. 

The Ram pickup truck was the highest selling Chrysler vehicle in August, moving 33,009 units. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was a distant second at 17,976.

In August, Chrysler took 11 percent of the market and the average selling price of its Ram-branded trucks were $40,125, up 4.7 percent from last year.