Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reports that sales increased by 6%.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today reported U.S. sales of 178,027 cars for July. This is a 6 percent increase compared with sales in July 2014 marking the best July sales since 2005.
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The Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in July.
The Jeep brand’s 23 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month.
FCA has extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 64-consecutive months.
“Last week FCA announced a 69 percent increase in second quarter profits and now we post our best July U.S. sales since 2005,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “With Jeep sales up 23 percent, we were also able to achieve our 64th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases.”
Eight FCA US vehicles set records in the month of July, including the Chrysler 200, which posted the largest percentage year-over-year increase of any FCA US vehicle in the month.
Sales of the 200 were up 85 percent, the mid-size sedan’s best July sales ever.
Also, the Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass, and Ram ProMaster each recorded their best July sales ever.
Chrysler had a turbulent decade. The American car maker filed for bankruptcy in 2009. Fiat completed the acquisition of Chrysler in 2014 with the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).
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To compare sales over the past 10 years is not exact science, but it shows that Fiat Chrysler is continuously growing sales.
Over the weekend Fiat Chrysler issued a major recall again. Over 280,000 Dodge Charger are affected.