Chrysler Group January 2014 Sales Report: 8 Percent Increase
Chrysler Group has just reported its best January sales since 2008, with four brands reporting year-over-year sales gains. In total, Chrysler Group moved 127,183 units this January. According to the Chrysler Group January 2014 sales report, this is an 8 percent increase over last January, when the automaker moved just 117,731 units.
Chrysler, Jeep, Ram Truck, and FIAT all posted gains over last year. Specifically, Jeep experienced a 38 percent increase (the largest among all Chrysler brands for that month), achieving its best ever January sales. FIAT also experienced its best ever January sales, up 29 percent. Ram Truck sales were up 22 percent while Chrysler managed a 2 percent sales increase over last January. This successful month extended Chrysler Groups’ year-over-year sales gain to a 46-month streak.
“The bad weather only seemed to affect our competitors’ stores as we had a great January with sales up 8 percent and achieved our 46th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases,” commented Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “In addition to a strong sales start to the year, last month we also reported 2013 full-year profits and unveiled the all-new Chrysler 200, our strongest entry yet in the mid-size sedan segment.”
But the record-breaking doesn’t stop there. Four vehicles from the Chrysler Group also set sales records in January, and three of them were from the Jeep brand, hinting at good things to come from the car manufacturer known for its rugged lineup. The Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Wrangler, and Chrysler 200 were the big winners last month, with Compass sales up 31 percent.
Dodge was not left out of the victories, either. Its Grand Caravan recorded the largest percentage increase of any Chrysler Group vehicle in January, up a whopping 47 percent.
For a complete look at the Chrysler Group January 2014 sales report, visit the official press release.