10 Things to Toot About August Auto Sales

In reading all of the positive auto sales news yesterday, did you know about these nuggets?

  1. While August marked our 41st consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains, it also marked our 30th consecutive month of 100,000+ sales totals. Just as recently as 2010, we only had three months when sales topped 100,000.
  2. While August truck/SUV sales nipped car sales growth (12% vs 11%), for the year car sales are +18% while truck/SUV sales are +6% in 2013. Five of our six car models (currently in production) have a year-to-date sales increase.
  3. Our Belvidere, Ill., Assembly Plant is home to three of our six vehicles that set August sales records: Dodge Dart, Jeep® Compass and Jeep Patriot.
  4. Dodge Journey (+12% sales growth, up to 8,890 sold) had its. best. month. ever.
  5. Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan were the two top-selling minivans, according to Allpar.com.
  6. Chrysler 300 (+27% sales growth, up to 5,909 sold and pictured above) had its best sales month of 2013, and its best August since 2007.
  7. Ram pickups grew 31%, the fastest rate of any other pickup truck sold last month. Also per TruckTrend.com, it’s gaining market share.
  8. Fiat 500L gave a strong boost to overall FIAT USA sales, accounting for 29% of total brand sales.
  9. Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Journey were among the top 20 best-selling SUVs/crossovers last month, according to GoodCarBadCar.net. No other automaker had more than three.
  10. Through 67% of 2013, our year-to-date sales totals are 74% of 2012 totals and 89% of 2011 total sales.

As read on: http://blog.chryslerllc.com/blog.do?p=entry&id=2159

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