Chrysler Group LLC Tuesday reported U.S. sales of 143,017 units – a 1 percent increase compared with sales in September 2012 (142,041 units), and the group’s best September sales since 2007.
The Chrysler, Dodge and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in September compared with the same month a year ago. The Ram Truck brand’s 8 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand during the month.
“Our dealers had two less selling days in September compared with a year ago, but they still outperformed the industry and extended our sales streak to 42-consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains,” says Reid Bigland, Chrysler’s head of U.S. Sales.
Ram Truck brand sales were up 8 percent (28,569) in September, the brand’s 26th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. It was the brand’s best September sales since 2007 and the largest percentage sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand in the month. Sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 8 percent (28,145), its 41st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and its best September sales since 2007.
The first of the all-new 2014 Ram ProMaster vans began rolling into Ram Truck dealerships across the country in September.
The new 2014 Ram Heavy Duty pickups, with best-in-class towing and best-in-class Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR), begin arriving in dealerships this month.