Chrysler Group LLC enjoyed a gain in retail sales and market share in every state of the union during 2011.
Even more remarkable, the increase in retail sales was 30% or higher in 46 of the 50 states.
“We’re seeing the kind of growth that transcends geography and demographics in our showroom,” noted David Kelleher, chairman of the Chrysler Group National Dealer Council and dealer principal at David Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Glen Mills, Pa.
“This universal acceptance of our product stems from the quality of our vehicles and the reception our products are getting from third parties.”
In digging into our retail numbers, final 2011 registration data from R.L. Polk & Co. shows that Chrysler Group’s retail sales grew 42% last year, and that Chrysler Group sales were up in all 50 states.
The state-by-state Polk data reveals the magnitude of Chrysler Group’s increase in 2011. Of the 46 states with retail sales increases of 30% or higher:
- 35 of them had increases of at least 40%, and
- in 11 states, the sales gain was more than 50%.
The 10 states logging the largest year-over-year percentage gains in retail sales during 2011 were, in descending order
- North Dakota
- New York
- New Jersey
To put Chrysler Group’s sizeable increase into perspective, the company’s retail sales increase in 2011 followed a year in which its retail sales declined in 26 states and it lost share in all but four states.
What a difference a year can make -- and a revitalized line up of 16 all-new and significantly-refreshed models. Chrysler Group’s increase in retail sales was accompanied in 2011 by a surge in market share. The company’s market share grew in every state during 2011 compared with its share in 2010.
In 28 of 50 states, Chrysler Group’s share of retail sales grew by at least 2 percentage points last year. In two of those 28 states – Alaska and Colorado – the share increase was 3.1 percentage points each.
In the wake of its starring role in the 2011 “Born of Fire” Super Bowl commercial, sales of the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan (one of the scenes shown in the image) soared in 2011, compared with sales of its predecessor the Chrysler Sebring in 2010. Sales of the Chrysler 200 increased 127% in 2011 compared with sales of the Sebring in 2010.