FCA Report: Best May Sales in Over a Decade
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US) has recently reported that the company’s auto sales for May 2016, are the best they have seen in a little over a decade and in comparison to sales from May 2015 to May 2016, FCA US has seen a large increase in sales across the FCA automobile brands.
Some quick highlights:
– Jeep brand sales’ increased 14 percent, setting a record for their best monthly sales ever. Of the entire Jeep lineup, sales of the Jeep Renegade, Jeep Patriot, and Jeep Compass were some of the best.
– Ram Truck brand also saw its best sales ever in May 2016. This was in large part due to the success of the ProMaster and ProMaster City.
– The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan is expected to grow in its sales moving forward; being that it’s a new model, it set a low baseline in April.
Of those five brands, Jeep continues to outsell the rest, but here’s a little overview of each major brand.
Since 2013, the Jeep brand has been setting sales records. In 2016, Jeep brand sales increased by 14 percent in May, which is impressive given that the newest model to the Jeep lineup, the Jeep Renegade, is included in those sales. The Renegade also got a mention in Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 list of “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000.” Additionally, sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee increased by 4 percent — making May 2016 the best May sales since 2000.
Sales for the Ram pickups, Ram ProMaster, and Ram ProMaster City increased in sales in comparison to May sales in 2005. The two latter models saw their best May sales ever. Among other good news, the 2016 Ram 1500 was awarded the “best Family Pickup Truck” by the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA), host of the Family Car Challenge.
Dodge Grand Caravan sales saw the largest growth — a 76 percent increase in sales since May 2014. The Dodge Durango’s sales increased by two percent since 2005, and the Dodge Charger’s sales increased by 5 percent, surpassing its May sales in 2015 and 2014.
The Dodge brand also won three major awards at the Texas Auto Roundup (hosted by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in May. The awards included 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).
As mentioned above, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan saw a 19 percent increase in sales since sales began in April. The Chrysler 300 full-size sedan saw a sales increase of 38 percent, its best sales since 2012, and the Chrysler Town & Country saw an increase of 49 percent in comparison to its sales over the last two years.
The Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler’s newest model, has earned several awards in the short time it has been on the market. Some of its notable titles include, the Family Car of Texas by TAWA’s Texas Auto Roundup, TAWA awards for Minivan of Texas, Best New Interior, and Best New Feature due to its addition of the Uconnect Theater.