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Dodge Sales Increase 10% in March, While Chrysler Continues to Struggle

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Dodge made a comeback in March with a sales increase of 10%, while Chrysler sales remained on a steady decline with a sales decrease of 33%

2016 Dodge Journey Capabilities

The Dodge Journey experienced some incredible sales increases last month

For the second month in a row, Ram was able to achieve a sales increase compared to a year ago. However, Dodge joined Ram in March by achieving impressive sales increases of its own.

After enduring a 7% decrease in sales in February, Dodge made quite the comeback last month, as Dodge sales were up 10% compared to March of 2016.


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Leading the charge for Dodge was the Dodge Journey, which experienced an incredible 100% increase in sales compared to a year ago, reaching a metric of 11,858 units sold. Strong sales for the Dodge Challenger, which experienced a 17% increase in units sold, also provided more support for Dodge.

Similarly to February, the Ram brand experienced an increase in sales compared to 2016. March Ram sales were up 6%, totaling 51,749 units sold.

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Ram continues to remain profitable for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

484 Alfa Romeo Giulia vehicles were sold last month, providing some support for the revived Alfa Romeo brand. Fiat, meanwhile, experienced a slight 5% decrease in sales during March.

News was not quite as good for the Jeep family. In March, Jeep experienced an 11% decrease in sales compared to the year before, with the Jeep Grand Cherokee being the only model that experienced an increase in sales.

2016 Chrysler Town & Country Side View

The Chrysler Town & Country was more popular this time last year than the Pacifica is currently

Chrysler was even more negatively affected by March sales, experiencing a 33% decrease compared to a year ago. While an impressive 9,340 Pacifica units were sold last month, it couldn’t quite match the 14,200 units of the now-cancelled Chrysler Town & Country that were sold in March of 2016.

Overall, Ram and Alfa Romeo remain the only brands under the Fiat Chrysler umbrella that have retained an increased level of year-to-date sales. By the end of the first sales quarter, Ram has experienced a 5% increase in year-to-date sales thus far.


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Dodge improved its year-to-date standings from a decrease of 12% to a decrease of only 5%. Jeep and Chrysler’s year-to-date sales standings remain unchanged compared to February at -11% and -33% respectively.

The March sales figures for all of the Fiat Chrysler brands are available in the chart below:

FCA March 2017 Sales

  • Bubbles

    Chrysler needs to work on basic blocking and tackling. Build a great compact sell it for less with 5 year warranties like Hyundai did to get their brand going. Then do the same with a mid level car. Then do the same with a subcompact. Then improve their larger cars. As things stand, Chryslers a recession away from collapsing.