Chrysler Mexico Sales Grow in First Quarter
April 8, 2008
Mexico City - Chrysler Mexico reported first quarter sales of 31,124 Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge brand vehicles, an increase of three per cent compared to the same period in 2007, marking the best first quarter in more than five years. Sales for the month of March were 9,886 units, a decrease of 11 per cent.
“The Chrysler sales team in Mexico has done an impressive job in achieving sales growth during the first quarter, avoiding the negative industry trend,” said Joseph ChamaSrour, President and Managing Director of Chrysler Mexico. “The strength of our products, especially our trucks and sport utility vehicles, has enabled our team to succeed in a challenging environment, and win new customers for our brands.”
Q1 / March 2008 Sales Highlights
In the first quarter, the Jeep brand sales grew 42 per cent, led by the Jeep Patriot.
The popularity of the Dakota pickup, along with higher demand for Patriot, contributed to the Company’s sales increase for Trucks and Sport Utility Vehicles, which grew 13 per cent and 10 per cent respectively.
Chrysler de Mexico, headquartered in Santa Fe, Mexico, has 1,200 salaried employees and 5,000 hourly employees.
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