FCA US LLC reported their U.S. sales yesterday, There was a total of 181,310 vehicles sold in November, a 17-percent. That was an increase compared with sales in November 2017 of 154,919 vehicles. Sales were driven by the Jeep® and Ram brands which set a variety of records in total, retail and nameplate sales. Ram led FCA US brands with a 44-percent increase in vehicle sales. FCA US retail sales in November rose 6-percent to 136,704 vehicles. It was the highest November retail sales since 2001 when sales reached 155,706 vehicles. Fleet sales totaled 44,606 vehicles.
“Our dealers saw steady customer traffic throughout the month and especially during the Thanksgiving weekend,” Head of U.S. Sales Reid Bigland said. “We were also honored when Motor Trend named the Jeep Wrangler as the 2019 SUV of the Year and the Ram 1500 as the 2019 Truck of the Year. The awards underscore the hard work our dealers and employees have done to make both of these vehicles a success.”
Jeep brand sales rose 12-percent to 73,784 vehicles. Jeep retail sales increased 4-percent to 65,588, marking a new record. The previous record was November 2017 when sales reached 63,206 vehicles. This is the seventh-straight month Jeep retail sales have set a new record.
The Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Compass all delivered new total sales records for the month of November. Wrangler sales hit 15,963 vehicles while Cherokee rose 23-percent to 20,296 vehicles. The previous November records for both the Wrangler and Cherokee were in 2015 when Wrangler sales hit 13,948 vehicles and Cherokee sales reached 18,218. Compass sales increased 25-percent to 11,665, eclipsing the previous November record of 9,368 vehicles in 2017. Dealerships also sold 4 Jeep Patriot models during November, from left over inventory.
Ram brand sales rose 44-percent to a November record 57,970 vehicles. The previous record was 42,511 vehicles in November 2016. The Ram 1500 drove the performance as total sales climbed 59-percent to 37,637 vehicles for a new November record. The Ram 1500 and Ram brand also delivered record retail sales for November.
Alfa Romeo Brand
Alfa Romeo brand sales rose 36-percent to 1,957 vehicles. The Stelvio SUV accounted for the majority of those sales with 1,034 vehicles sold. Dealers sold 912 Giuila sedans as well as 11 4C sports cars during the month.
Dodge brand sales jumped 15-percent to 33,196. Dodge Challenger sales rose 30-percent for the month. Dodge Grand Caravan continued being the best selling Dodge vehicle with 10,188 vehicles. Journey sales continued to climb with a 16-percent increase over last November with 5,645 vehicles sold. Charger sedan also had a 21-percent increase over the previous November with 7,309 vehicles. Dodge dealers managed to sell 5 Dodge Darts and 1 Dodge Viper during the month in left over inventory.
Chrysler brand sales fell 21-percent to 13,094 vehicles. Pacifica sales fell 35-percent compared to the same time last year. However, the Chrysler 300 Series sedan was up 55-percent over last November with 4,569 vehicles sold. Chrysler dealers were able to sell 11 left over Chrysler 200 models from their inventory.
Sales of Fiat declined 24-percent to 1,309 vehicles. Fiat 500 models were down 10-percent compared to last November with 707 vehicles sold for the month. FCA US showed off the new 2019 Fiat 500X last week at the L.A. Auto Show and it couldn’t be a better time. Sales for the 500X were down 36-percent. It still was the second best selling Fiat vehicle with 358 units sold during the month. The sporty 124 Spider had a decline of 26-percent this past month and only 47 Fiat 500L models were sold nationwide.