Sales of the Ram pickup truck – Motor Trend’s “Truck of the Year” and first-ever back-to-back champion – were up 17 percent in May, the truck’s best May sales since 2005 and its 49th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.
Ram Light Duty sales increased 14 percent in May, while Ram Heavy Duty pickups were up 34 percent. Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram ProMaster van and Ram Cargo Van, were up 19 percent in May, the brand’s best May sales since 2005.
The Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in May compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand’s 58 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand during May and its best sales month ever. Chrysler Group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 50-consecutive months in May.
Chrysler Group LLC Tuesday reported U.S. sales of 194,421 units, a 17 percent increase compared with sales in May 2013 (166,596 units), and the group’s best May sales since 2007.