Chrysler Group Reports Best June Sales Since 2007

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Good times for the Chrysler Group these days - the manufacturer managed to increase June 2014 sales 9 percent over the same month last year (roughly 15,000 more vehicles sold), while the Jeep, Dodge, Ram Trucks and Fiat brands each posted year-over-year gains. Most likely, Chrysler shapes up to be the best sales gains performer in the industry this last month in the U.S.
Overall, the Chrysler Group managed to move 171,086 cars in the United States in June, which is a far better result than the 156,686 vehicles sold in June 2013. It's the carmaker's best June sales since 2007 and the 51st consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Speaking of nameplates, no less than six models managed to set new sales record.

Starting with the Chrysler brand, the best-selling model was, as expected, the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200. Compared to the 595 sold in May 2014, June sales of the mid-size sedan topped 5,000 units as inventory continues to build at dealerships nationwide. Compared with the same month a year ago, Chrysler Town & Country sales hiked a whopping 24 percent, marking the minivan's best June sales since 2006 and the 11th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.

Moving on to the Jeep brand, sales were up 28 percent, translating to the brand's best ever sales month. Three models in particular sold like hot cakes: the Jeep Compass, Patriot and Wrangler each recorded their best ever sales in the month of June. In Dodge's case, Dart sales were up 12 percent, while the Journey hiked 24 percentage points, translating to the largest sales gain of any Dodge nameplate during the month.

Ram Trucks recorded its best June sales in 10 years. Light-duty truck sales were up 4 percent in June, while the Ram HD series soared to a remarkable 31 percent increase in sales. The Fiat-based Ram ProMaster full-size van and Ram C/V Tradesman are responsible for only 2 percent of the overall 14 percent increase.

Finally, sales of the carmaker that "adopted" the once troubled Chrysler Group were up 11 percent this June, the Fiat brand's best ever U.S. sales during the month. The family-friendly and funky Fiat 500L recorded a mind-boggling 113 percent sales increase compared to June 2013 (its first month on sale in the U.S.). However, the Fiat 500 Cabrio Abarth is the real star here, with its 130 percent year-over-year increase. That figure might soar in the following months thanks to the recent introduction of an optional six-speed automatic, new for the 2015 MY.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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