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Chrysler Group May Sales Up 17 Percent

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The 2014 Jeep Compass led the charge for Chrysler Group May sales.

The 2014 Jeep Compass led the charge for Chrysler Group May sales.

Yesterday it was announced that Chrysler Group May sales shot up 17 percent over May of last year. This May, the Chrysler Group brands (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, and Ram) moved 194,421 units, compared to 166,596 units last May. These sales reflect Chrysler Group’s best May sales since 2007 and the 50th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains for Chrysler Group.

Specifically, Jeep did exceptionally well. The Jeep brand saw a 58 percent increase, making May 2014 Jeep’s best month of sales on record. In fact, four out of eight of the Chrysler Group vehicles that set sales records last month were from the Jeep brand: the Compass, Patriot, Wrangler, and Cherokee. The Compass saw a 64 percent year-over-year percentage sales gain, which was the largest of all Chrysler Group vehicles.

“Our Jeep sport-utility vehicles and Ram pickups continued to do well in May as our dealers reported brisk May sales over five weekends and the Memorial Day holiday,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “For the third consecutive month, our Jeep brand recorded its best sales month ever helping Chrysler Group to achieve its 50th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Dodge Dart compact car had its best sales month ever, while our Ram pickup truck recorded another double-digit sales increase.”