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    2011-Ram-Logo-30.jpgBeing pulled along by some serious Ram power, the Chrysler Group LLC reported U.S. sales of 127,334, a 27 percent
    increase compared with sales in September 2010 (100,077 units), and the
    best September sales since 2007. Read past the jump for detailed, brand by brand analysis.

    The Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram Truck brands all posted sales
    increases in September. The Ram Truck brand’s 42 percent sales increase
    led the way with the largest percentage gain of all the brands. The Ram Truck brand had its best September since 2007. Sales of the Ram
    pickup truck were up 45 percent, its best sales month of the year and
    best September since 2007.

    All in all, the
    Chrysler brand logged its best sales month since August 2008 and best
    September sales since 2007. Chrysler Group’s 27 percent sales increase was driven by retail sales
    that were up 50 percent. Chrysler Group has beaten the average industry
    sales increase in eight of nine months this year.


    Aside from the Ram pickup truck, models that significantly contributed to the group’s 27 percent increase
    included the Chrysler 200 mid-size and Chrysler 300 full-size sedans,
    Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Compass, Dodge Journey crossover,
    and the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans.

    “Irrespective of the economy, strong products equal strong sales and
    with our retail sales up a whopping 50 percent that is exactly what we
    have,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Head of
    U.S. Sales. “September was also our 18th-consecutive month of
    year-over-year sales growth and we have now gained more retail market
    share than anyone else in the country. There is no double dip downturn
    going on around here.”

    Chrysler Group finished the month with a 54-day supply of inventory
    (277,278 units). U.S. industry sales figures for September are projected
    at an estimated 13.2 million SAAR.

    September 2011 U.S. Sales Highlights by Brand

    Ram Truck Brand

    Ram Truck brand sales increased 42 percent in September, the largest
    percentage increase of any Chrysler Group brand. Ram pickup truck sales
    were up 45 percent, the best sales month of this year and the best
    September sales since 2007. Both the Light Duty and Heavy Duty pickup
    trucks, along with the Chassis Cab, logged double-digit percentage sales
    gains in September.

    IntelliChoice and AutoPacific in September announced their 6th annual
    Motorist Choice Awards, naming the 2011 Ram Heavy Duty in the Popular
    Active Lifestyle Category. The Motorist Choice Awards are an industry
    benchmark for measuring the combination of high consumer satisfaction
    and lower-than-expected ownership costs over time. Ram Heavy Duty has
    earned the Motorist Choice Award two years in a row.

    Editors of PickupTrucks.com in September named the Ram 1500 Best $30,000
    Pickup in their first ever value shootout. The Best $30,000 Pickup
    Truck Shootout pitted a Ram 1500 Quad Cab HEMI against similarly-priced
    entries from Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan, and Toyota. Entries were judged
    on towing capacity, performance, handling, styling and fuel economy.

    Dodge Brand

    The Dodge brand posted a 10 percent sales increase in
    September compared with the same month in 2010. The Dodge Grand Caravan,
    America’s best-selling minivan, and the Dodge Journey, America’s most
    versatile crossover, each posted double-digit percentage sales increases
    in September. Sales of the Dodge Challenger, the iconic Dodge muscle
    car, and the sporty five-seat Dodge Nitro SUV, also contributed with
    sales gains in September. It was the Dodge brand’s best September sales
    since 2008.

    The Dodge brand introduced in September its new American Value Package
    (AVP) for the 2012 Grand Caravan and Journey. The Grand Caravan AVP
    starts at only $20,995 MSRP (excluding destination), making it the most
    affordable minivan in America. The Journey AVP starts at $18,995 MSRP,
    making it the most affordable mid-size crossover in America.

    Also in September, the 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit set new performance
    benchmarks in the police vehicle segment. The new Charger V-6 and V-8
    models set new levels of performance – including the fastest lap time
    ever recorded (1:33.70) – at the Michigan State Police’s annual Police
    Vehicle Evaluation tests in September at Grattan Raceway in Belding,
    Mich. The fastest-ever lap time at Grattan Raceway highlights Dodge
    Charger Pursuit V-8 as the police sedan with the best combination of
    acceleration, braking, handling and dynamics.

    Chrysler Brand

    In September, the Chrysler brand posted its best sales month since
    August 2008 and its best September sales since 2007. The brand’s 36
    percent increase was driven by Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, and Chrysler
    Town & Country sales gains.

    Sales of the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan were up 87 percent compared
    with sales of its predecessor the same month a year ago. Chrysler 300
    full-size sedan sales increased 50 percent versus the same month in
    2010, and sales of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan were up 16
    percent in September.

    The Chrysler brand introduced in September the first eight-speed
    automatic transmission in a domestic luxury sedan. With the available
    state-of-the-art ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, the new
    rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive 2012 Chrysler 300 models deliver added
    refinement and improved fuel economy (EPA estimated 19 City/ 31 Highway
    RWD; 18 City/27 Highway AWD) with the award-winning 292 horsepower
    3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine.

    Jeep Brand

    The Jeep brand’s 24 percent increase in September was driven in part by
    the new Jeep Compass. Sales of the Compass, now offering Trail Rated®
    4×4 capability, were up 306 percent, the largest year-over-year
    percentage sales gain of any Chrysler Group model in September.
    September marked the Jeep brand’s 17th-consecutive month of
    year-over-year sales gains and best September since 2007.

    The Jeep Wrangler, the benchmark off-road vehicle, and the Jeep Liberty
    mid-size SUV each posted double-digit percentage sales increases. The
    Wrangler was the top-selling Jeep model in September, and was second
    only to the Ram pickup truck as the top-selling Chrysler Group model
    during the month. The Wrangler set a new sales record for the month of
    September.

    Jeep Grand Cherokee sales are up 78 percent through September this year
    compared with the same nine-month period last year. The 2012 Grand
    Cherokee delivers with even more refinement and features that can be
    appreciated on the road and off. Since its introduction, the 2012 Grand
    Cherokee has captured more than 30 awards from an array of
    opinion-leading organizations making it the most awarded SUV ever.


    September 2011 U.S. Sales Highlights

    • Chrysler brand sales (23,559 units) increased 36 percent in September versus the same month a year ago (17,348 units)
    • Sales of the Chrysler 200 (8,709 units) were up 87 percent
      compared with sales of the model’s previous generation (4,651 units) in
      September a year ago
    • Chrysler 300 sales (4,445 units) increased 50 percent in September versus the same month in 2010 (2,961 units)
    • Sales of the Chrysler Town & Country were up 16 percent compared with September last year (9,001 units)
    • Jeep brand sales (35,565 units) increased 24 percent versus the same month last year (28,603 units)
    • Jeep Wrangler sales (11,388 units) were up 47 percent compared with September 2010 (7,765 units)
    • Jeep Liberty sales (5,363 units) increased 10 percent versus September last year (4,865 units)
    • Sales of the Jeep Compass (4,422 units) were up 306 percent compared with the same month a year ago (1,090 units)
    • Jeep Patriot (3,812 units) posted a 5 percent year-over-year sales increase
    • Dodge brand sales (40,073 units) were up 10 percent in September versus the same month a year ago (36,272 units)
    • Dodge Challenger sales (3,328 units) increased 6 percent compared with the same month a year ago (3,138 units)
    • Dodge Journey sales (5,402 units) were up 29 percent versus September 2010 (4,198 units)
    • Dodge Grand Caravan sales (10,203 units) increased 27 percent compared with September 2010 (8,057 units)
    • Dodge Nitro sales (2,255 units) were up 11 percent versus September 2010 (2,032 units)
    • Ram Truck brand sales (25,364 units) increased 42 percent compared with the same month a year ago (17,854 units)
    • Ram pickup truck sales were up 45 percent in September versus the same month last year (16,887 units)
    • Chrysler Group truck sales (94,117 units) improved 33 percent compared with September 2010 (70,527 units)
    • Chrysler Group car sales (33,217 units) were up 12 percent versus September 2010 (29,550 units)
    Chrysler Group LLC U.S. Sales Summary Thru September 2011
     
    Month Sales
    Vol %
    Sales CYTD
    Vol %
    Model
    Curr Yr
    Pr Yr
    Change
    Curr Yr
    Pr Yr
    Change
    500
    2,773
    0
    New
    13,861
    0
    New
    FIAT BRAND
    2,773
    0
    New
    13,861
    0
    New
    200
    8,709
    0
    New
    58,550
    0
    New
    Sebring
    0
    4,651
    -100%
    2,380
    33,606
    -100%
    300
    4,445
    2,961
    50%
    23,376
    29,111
    -20%
    PT Cruiser
    0
    735
    -100%
    1,328
    7,863
    -83%
    Aspen
    0
    0
    0%
    0
    30
    0%
    Town & Country
    10,405
    9,001
    16%
    71,917
    87,493
    -18%
    CHRYSLER BRAND
    23,559
    17,348
    36%
    157,551
    158,103
    0%
    Compass
    4,422
    1,090
    306%
    34,013
    14,309
    138%
    Patriot
    3,812
    3,641
    5%
    42,653
    28,468
    50%
    Wrangler
    11,388
    7,765
    47%
    91,928
    71,623
    28%
    Liberty
    5,363
    4,865
    10%
    49,325
    37,189
    33%
    Grand Cherokee
    10,580
    10,915
    -3%
    85,769
    48,177
    78%
    Commander
    0
    327
    -100%
    105
    7,780
    -99%
    JEEP BRAND
    35,565
    28,603
    24%
    303,793
    207,546
    46%
    Caliber
    2,552
    4,917
    -48%
    30,590
    36,749
    -17%
    Avenger
    4,610
    5,022
    -8%
    45,028
    41,702
    8%
    Charger
    6,794
    8,812
    -23%
    54,153
    67,206
    -19%
    Challenger
    3,328
    3,138
    6%
    30,157
    27,782
    9%
    Viper
    6
    49
    -88%
    144
    313
    -54%
    Journey
    5,402
    4,198
    29%
    41,706
    38,355
    9%
    Caravan
    10,203
    8,057
    27%
    85,830
    74,954
    15%
    Nitro
    2,255
    2,032
    11%
    18,753
    15,833
    18%
    Durango
    4,923
    47
    10374%
    39,080
    125
    31164%
    DODGE  BRAND
    40,073
    36,272
    10%
    345,441
    303,019
    14%
    Dakota
    708
    960
    -26%
    10,657
    10,410
    2%
    Ram P/U
    24,522
    16,887
    45%
    177,974
    140,889
    26%
    Cargo Van
    134
    0
    New
    134
    0
    New
    Sprinter
    0
    7
    -100%
    0
    253
    -100%
    RAM BRAND
    25,364
    17,854
    42%
    188,765
    151,552
    25%
                 
    TOTAL CHRYSLER GROUP LLC    
    127,334
    100,077
    27%
    1,009,411
    820,220
    23%
                 
             TOTAL CAR
    33,217
    29,550
    12%
    258,239
    236,469
    9%
             TOTAL TRUCK
    94,117
    70,527
    33%
    751,172
    583,751
    29%

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