Chrysler Follows Trend, Posts Strong April Sales
The American-Italian carmaker sold 95,703 units, much fewer than GM (183,091 vehicles), Ford (162,996 units) and Toyota (157,439 vehicles). Still, the figure and the percentage that goes with it represents the best year-over-year percentage sales improvement for Chrysler in the last five years.
"April was a very positive month for Chrysler Group, with concrete results that highlight the company is on-track and gaining momentum," Fred Diaz, Ram Truck Brand CEO said. "Today we reported sales increased 25 percent compared with April 2009, building on the news from April 21 that the company posted an operating profit of $143 million for the first quarter 2010."
Taken brand by brand, all of the carmaker's badges contributed to the growth. Dodge Brand sold 38,795 units (61 percent up compared with April 2009) and the Chrysler Brand sales stood at 22,386 units (61 percent more than in April 2009).
"We are proud of our Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram truck dealers, who supported the new company from day one," added Diaz. "They are as excited about our future as we are, and their enthusiasm is spreading to consumers, resulting in increasing showroom traffic and sales."
The carmaker also announced it will make public the incentives for the current month later on today.