As Chrysler Group cars, trucks and SUVs keep rolling on the roadways, our positive sales momentum in the U.S. also keeping motoring along.
For the 31st straight month, Chrysler Group had positive, year-over-year sales growth with October 2012 sales of 126,185 cars, trucks, SUVs and cross-overs. That's a healthy 10% improvement over October 2011.
Already in 2012 -- with our total U.S. vehicle sales through the end of October reaching 1,376,855 -- we've topped all of 2011 sales by almost 10,000 vehicles.
Keeping with our year-long trend, car sales lead the growth with an 18% increase over October 2011, topping 38,455. Year-to-date car sales are up 43%.
Total truck sales grew 7% last month, good for 87,730.
Our top car sales (in raw volume) were:
- Chrysler 200: 8,758, -22%. While off from 2011, the 200 was still Chrysler Group's #5 selling vehicle and Chrysler brand's top-selling vehicle.
- Dodge Avenger: 7,639, +7%, for a record October
- Dodge Dart: 5,455, up by 220 from September
- Chrysler 300: 5,183, +40%
- Dodge Charger: 4,924, +36%
- Ram pickup: 25,222, +20%
- Jeep Grand Cherokee: 11,919, +8%
- Jeep Wrangler: 11,310, +14%
- Dodge Grand Caravan: 10,603, +49%
As in the U.S., Chrysler Canada continued its sales momentum -- spurred on by car sales -- with October 2012 sales of 17,504. That’s +3% better than October 2011, the 35th straight month of year-over-year sales growth, and the best October sales since 2002.
While Ram pickup, Dodge Grand Caravan and Dodge Journey were tops in volume (see below), Chrysler Canada’s car sales grew nearly 15%, and the company was the #1 mid-size car sales leader last month in Canada, thanks to the Chrysler 200 (878 sold, +116%) and Dodge Avenger (231, -29%).
- Ram Pickups: 5,431 sold, +3% for a record-setting October
- Dodge Grand Caravan: 3,351 sold, +13%
- Dodge Journey: 2,198 sold, +11%