Special Report: 2016 FCA US LLC U.S. Sales Archive

FCA US LLC Reports May 2016 U.S. Sales Increased 1 Percent; Best May Sales Since 2005

  • Jeep® brand sales up 14 percent; best monthly sales ever
  • Jeep Renegade and Jeep Patriot each posts their best monthly sales ever
  • Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans record their best May sales ever
Auburn Hills, Mich. June 1, 2016 FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 204,452 units, a 1 percent increase compared with sales in May 2015 (202,227 units), and the group’s best May sales in 11 years.

The Jeep® and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in May compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand’s 14 percent increase was the brand’s best monthly sales ever.

“Notwithstanding a challenging calendar, we managed to muscle our way to our strongest May sales in over 10 years,” said Reid Bigland, Senior Vice President - Sales, FCA - North America. “Initial sales of our all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan are brisk and we expect further sales growth from this vehicle over the next few months as dealer inventory continues to build.”
 
Five FCA US vehicles set records in the month of May. The Jeep Renegade and Jeep Patriot each recorded their best monthly sales ever, while the Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans posted their best May sales ever. In addition, the Jeep Compass turned in its best May sales ever. On the brand side, the Jeep brand continues to set records with its best monthly sales ever.

Jeep® Brand
Jeep brand sales were up 14 percent in May for its best monthly sales ever and its 32nd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in every month dating back to November 2013. Both the Jeep Renegade – the newest entry to the Jeep product lineup – and the Jeep Patriot turned in their best monthly sales ever. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee were up 4 percent for its best May sales since the year 2000. The Renegade last month made Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000.
 
Ram Truck Brand
Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City, were up slightly in May for its best May sales since 2005. Both the Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City vans each recorded their best May sales ever. The 2016 Ram 1500 took home the “Best Family Pickup Truck” award last month from the Family Car Challenge hosted by the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA).

Dodge Brand
Dodge Grand Caravan sales were up 76 percent last month for its best May sales since 2014, while Dodge Durango sales increased 2 percent for its best May sales performance since 2005. In addition, Dodge Charger sales were up 5 percent for its best May in two years. Dodge brand sales were down 5 percent in May compared with the same month a year ago. The Dodge brand earned three major awards last month during the Texas Auto Roundup hosted by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). Dodge collected the Full-size Sedan of Texas (2016 Charger R/T Scat Pack), Performance Sedan of Texas (2016 Charger SRT Hellcat) and Super Car of Texas (2016 Viper GTC) during the annual competition.
 
Chrysler Brand
In its second month on sale, the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan posted sales of 2,495 units, up significantly from the 487 units sold in its initial month on sale in April. The Pacifica last month was honored as the Family Car of Texas at TAWA’s Texas Auto Roundup. But the accolades didn’t stop there. The Pacifica also took home TAWA awards for Minivan of Texas, Best New Interior, and Best New Feature for its Uconnect Theater. Greater volumes of the new minivan will continue to arrive at dealerships just in time for the busy summer-selling season. Sales of the Chrysler 300 full-size sedan were up 38 percent for its best May sales since 2012. In addition, Chrysler Town & Country sales were up 49 percent for its best May in two years. Chrysler brand sales were down 19 percent in May compared with the same month a year ago.
 
FIAT Brand
FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L and 500X, were down 19 percent in May, compared with the same month a year ago. Sales of the 500X were up in May compared with the same month a year ago, in its first month of year-over-year comparisons. The 500 last month made Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 list of the 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000. Deliveries of the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider are expected to begin arriving in FIAT studios this month. The 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation of vehicles and buyers. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider nearly 50 years after its introduction, the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design. 

 

FCA US LLC Sales Summary May 2016

               
   

Month Sales

Vol %

CYTD Sales

Vol %

 

Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

 

Compass

9,198

4,252

116%

39,193

22,782

72%

 

Patriot

12,864

10,782

19%

52,067

49,944

4%

 

Wrangler

19,551

22,324

-12%

80,295

83,291

-4%

 

Cherokee

19,208

19,669

-2%

86,409

86,954

-1%

 

Grand Cherokee

18,856

18,209

4%

83,927

77,616

8%

 

Renegade

10,868

4,416

146%

42,549

9,573

344%

 

JEEP BRAND

90,545

79,652

14%

384,440

330,160

16%

 

200

7,600

20,007

-62%

33,164

88,009

-62%

 

300

5,598

4,042

38%

27,085

20,750

31%

 

Town & Country

8,583

5,753

49%

49,394

30,680

61%

 

Pacifica

2,495

0

New

2,982

0

New

 

CHRYSLER BRAND

24,276

29,802

-19%

112,625

139,439

-19%

 

Dart

4,514

8,667

-48%

25,774

42,353

-39%

 

Avenger

0

111

-100%

0

898

-100%

 

Charger

8,142

7,777

5%

44,101

43,058

2%

 

Challenger

6,677

7,438

-10%

29,128

30,166

-3%

 

Viper

47

58

-19%

241

289

-17%

 

Journey

6,137

8,813

-30%

37,423

41,456

-10%

 

Caravan

11,135

6,320

76%

58,050

29,364

98%

 

Durango

6,185

6,084

2%

32,204

26,101

23%

 

DODGE  BRAND

42,837

45,268

-5%

226,921

213,685

6%

 

Ram P/U

38,833

39,952

-3%

193,279

179,384

8%

 

Cargo Van

1

191

-99%

1

2,996

-100%

 

ProMaster Van

2,946

2,541

16%

14,175

9,854

44%

 

ProMaster City

1,833

914

101%

8,264

2,634

214%

 

RAM BRAND

43,613

43,598

0%

215,736

194,868

11%

 

Alfa 4C 

44

40

10%

273

295

-7%

 

ALFA BRAND

44

40

10%

273

295

-7%

 

500

1,553

2,614

-41%

6,819

13,107

-48%

 

500L

334

1,245

-73%

2,064

5,546

-63%

 

500X

1,250

8

15525%

6,308

8

78750%

 

FIAT BRAND

3,137

3,867

-19%

15,191

18,661

-19%

               
 

TOTAL FCA US LLC

204,452

202,227

1%

955,186

897,108

6%

               
 

    Total Car & MPV

56,722

64,072

-11%

279,075

304,515

-8%

 

    Total UV's

104,117

94,557

10%

460,375

397,725

16%

 

    Total Truck & LCV

43,613

43,598

0%

215,736

194,868

11%

               

Method of Determining Monthly Sales. FCA US reported vehicle sales represent sales of its vehicles to retail and fleet customers, as well as limited deliveries of vehicles to its officers, directors, employees and retirees. Sales from dealers to customers are reported to FCA US by dealers as sales are made on an ongoing basis through a new vehicle delivery reporting system that then compiles the reported data as of the end of each month. Sales through dealers do not necessarily correspond to reported revenues, which are based on the sale and delivery of vehicles to the dealers. In certain limited circumstances where sales are made directly by FCA US, such sales are reported through its management reporting system. 
 
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About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”

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