Special Report: 2015 FCA US LLC U.S. Sales Archive

FCA US LLC Reports February 2015 U.S. Sales Increased 6 Percent; Best February Sales Since 2007

  • 59th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
  • Jeep brand records best February sales ever; Jeep Patriot records best sales month ever
  • Dodge Challenger sales up 42 percent; best February sales ever
  • Chrysler 200 sales up 31 percent; best February sales ever
  • Nine FCA US vehicles achieve their best February sales ever
Auburn Hills, Mich. March 3, 2015 - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 163,586 units, a 6 percent increase compared with sales in February 2014 (154,866 units), and the group’s best February sales since 2007.
 
The Chrysler, Jeep®, and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in February compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand’s 21 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month and its best February sales ever. The group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 59-consecutive months.
 
“In spite of snow and bitter cold that slowed auto sales in many regions of the country, FCA US still turned in a 6 percent sales increase and extended our year-over-year sales streak to 59-consecutive months,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “Even with tougher year-over-year sales comparisons in 2015, our vehicle lineup continues to produce record sales results.”
 
Nine FCA US vehicles set records in the month of February, including four of the five Jeep brand vehicles. The Jeep Patriot turned in its best sales month ever, while the Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, and Jeep Compass each recorded their best ever sales in the month of February. The Dodge Challenger, Fiat 500L, Chrysler 200, Ram ProMaster, and Ram Cargo Van each recorded their best ever sales in the month of February.
 
FCA US finished the month of February with an 85-day supply of inventory (577,277 units). U.S. industry sales figures for February are internally projected at an estimated 16.5 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).

Jeep® Brand
Jeep brand sales were up 21 percent, the brand’s best sales performance ever in the month of February and its 17th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in each month dating back to November 2013. Four of the five Jeep brand vehicles turned in sales records during the month. Sales of the Jeep Patriot were up 59 percent in February, the compact SUV’s best sales month ever and largest percentage increase of any Jeep brand model. The Jeep Cherokee, Wrangler, and Compass each recorded their best ever sales in the month of February. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee were up 8 percent for its best February sales in nine years.
 
For a third-consecutive year, the Patriot was named the winner of Kelley Blue Book’s lowest 5-Year Cost to Own award in the Compact SUV/Crossover category, while the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited earned the same award in the Mid-size SUV/Crossover segment.

Chrysler Brand
Chrysler brand sales increased 13 percent, the brand’s best February sales since 2008 and its eighth-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Sales of the Chrysler 200 were up 31 percent, the mid-size sedan’s best ever sales in the month of February. The 200 was recognized as the Best Family Vehicle by the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) during last month’s Chicago Auto Show. MAMA is a nonprofit group of more than 200 automotive journalists and industry professionals who developed the award to help consumers make a wise purchase decision when it is time to shop for a family vehicle.
 
Ram Truck Brand
Sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 7 percent in February; its 58th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. It was the pickup truck’s best February sales since 2004. Ram Light Duty pickup sales increased 7 percent in February while Ram Heavy Duty pickups were up 3 percent. The Ram 1500 was named by U.S. News & World Report last month as its Best Full-size Truck for the Money. In the site’s ranking of vehicle choices, Ram 1500 scored the highest among full-size pickups available to U.S. buyers. Within its class, the Ram 1500 took top honors for its outstanding value and critical acclaim. This is the second year in a row Ram’s half-ton entry has won the award.
 
Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City, and Ram Cargo Van, were up 12 percent, the brand’s best February sales since 2007. The ProMaster Van and Ram Cargo Van each recorded their best ever sales in the month of February. The ProMaster City, which went on sale in January, is beginning to arrive in Ram Truck dealerships in greater numbers. 

FIAT Brand
Sales of the Fiat 500L were up 19 percent last month, its best sales ever in the month of February. Sales of the 500L have been up year-over-year for four-consecutive months. FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500 and 500L, were down slightly in February compared with the same month a year ago.
 
The 2016 Fiat 500X crossover, the latest addition to the FIAT lineup, will arrive in FIAT studios in the second quarter of 2015. On the heels of the FIAT brand’s return to Super Bowl advertising, FIAT fans can now configure the all-new crossover at www.fiatusa.com. The FIAT brand is coming off of a record year in 2014. The FIAT brand’s full-year sales were up 7 percent in 2014, compared with sales in 2013. It was the FIAT brand’s best annual sales since the brand was re-introduced in the U.S. in 2011.
 
Dodge Brand
Sales of the Dart were up 52 percent, the largest percentage sales gain of any Dodge brand vehicle during the month. The Challenger turned in its best ever February sales with a 42 percent year-over-year sales gain. Dodge brand sales were down 15 percent in February, compared with the same month a year ago, due in part to model changeover at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, where the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country are built. The new 2015 Dodge Charger last month picked up a Driver’s Choice award for “Best Sports Sedan” from MotorWeek, the automotive television magazine program. Charger sales were up 16 percent in February, its best February sales since 2007.
 
 

FCA US LLC Sales Summary February 2015

             
 

Month Sales

Vol %

      CYTD Sales

Vol %

Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Alfa 4C

47

0

New

144

0

New

ALFA BRAND

47

0

New

144

0

New

500

2,333

2,664

-12%

4,719

5,157

-8%

500L

956

801

19%

1,825

1,530

19%

FIAT BRAND

3,289

3,465

-5%

6,544

6,687

-2%

200

15,805

12,046

31%

29,962

22,958

31%

300

4,356

4,488

-3%

7,548

7,633

-1%

Town & Country

8,341

8,696

-4%

14,385

15,752

-9%

CHRYSLER BRAND

28,502

25,230

13%

51,895

46,343

12%

Compass

4,669

4,354

7%

8,986

8,422

7%

Patriot

10,280

6,466

59%

17,843

12,043

48%

Wrangler

12,911

10,640

21%

24,594

20,193

22%

Cherokee

14,026

11,795

19%

29,180

22,300

31%

Grand Cherokee

13,756

12,691

8%

26,562

24,898

7%

JEEP BRAND

55,642

45,946

21%

107,165

87,856

22%

Dart

7,407

4,888

52%

15,543

9,939

56%

Avenger

219

8,189

-97%

461

12,984

-96%

Charger

10,365

8,940

16%

17,390

14,140

23%

Challenger

5,255

3,694

42%

9,847

6,152

60%

Viper

64

44

45%

125

91

37%

Journey

7,719

7,963

-3%

14,760

13,899

6%

Caravan

6,293

10,570

-40%

10,958

17,860

-39%

Durango

4,793

5,456

-12%

8,378

9,584

-13%

DODGE  BRAND

42,115

49,744

-15%

77,462

84,649

-8%

Ram P/U

31,298

29,303

7%

59,916

54,374

10%

Cargo Van

940

581

62%

2,041

936

118%

ProMaster Van

1,627

597

173%

3,207

1,204

166%

ProMaster City

126

0

New

219

0

New

RAM BRAND

33,991

30,481

12%

65,383

56,514

16%

             

TOTAL FCA US LLC

163,586

154,866

6%

308,593

282,049

9%

             

          TOTAL CAR

45,851

44,953

2%

85,739

79,054

8%

          TOTAL TRUCK

117,735

109,913

7%

222,854

202,995

10%