Chrysler Reports Best January Sales Since 2008
Feb. 3, 2014—Chrysler Group announced Monday that sales for January were the best since 2008, representing a sales increase of 8 percent.
The month saw a total of 127,183 vehicles sold. The Jeep brand's 38 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler brand during the month.
The Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Wrangler, and Chrysler 200 each posted their best January sales ever. Overall, the Jeep and FIAT brands each posted the best January in their histories. Sales of the Compass compact SUV were up 31 percent in January, the most of any Jeep brand model. With sales up 47 percent, the Dodge Grand Caravan recorded the largest percentage increase of any Chrysler Group vehicle for the month, and the Ram pickup truck had its best January sales in 10 years.
"The bad weather only seemed to affect our competitors' stores as we had a great January with sales up 8 percent and achieved our 46th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases," said Reid Bigland, head of U.S. sales. "In addition to a strong sales start to the year, last month we also reported 2013 full-year profits and unveiled the all-new Chrysler 200, our strongest entry yet in the mid-size sedan segment."