Chrysler Canada posted yet another month of sales growth -- its 17th straight -- for April 2011 with total sales of 23,837, a 16% increase from last April. The strong showing by Chrysler Canada also made it the country's #2 automaker in sales, in close competition with #1 Ford and #3 General Motors. (See details at Reuters.)
As in the U.S., car sales also were strong in Canada with a 45% increase from April 2010.
"At $1.40/litre for gas, Canadian consumers are rapidly discovering the fuel economy improvements we have made to our vehicles such as our 42 mpg compact Jeep® vehicles, the 44 mpg Chrysler 200 and 55 mpg Fiat 500 to name only a few," said President/CEO of Chrysler Canada Reid Bigland.
While the top two selling vehicles -- see below -- were down from April 2010, their automotive siblings more than made up for it with significant gains. For April, the top three sellers were:
- Ram Pickup Truck: 5,009 units, down 4%. Through April, Ram Pickup is the #3 selling vehicle in Canada.
- Dodge Grand Caravan: 4,582 units, down 23%. Through April Grand Caravan is the #2 selling vehicle in Canada.
- Dodge Journey: 3,507, up 75%, and an all-time sales record
Other stars from the month include:
- Jeep Wrangler: 1,901 units, up 86% and an all-time sales
- Chrysler 200: 1,138 units (sedan and convertible) -- compared
to only 665 Chrysler Sebring cars in April 2010
- Jeep Grand Cherokee: 1,060 units, up 245%
- Fiat 500: 889 units
- Dodge Avenger: 866 units, up 72% -- a strong showing in Canada, just like in the U.S.