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FCA US LLC Reports January 2015 U.S. Sales Increased 14 Percent; Best January Sales Since 2007

58th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains

Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each post sales gains in January compared with same month a year ago

Jeep brand records best ever January sales; Jeep Cherokee sales up 44 percent

Dodge Challenger sales up 87 percent; best January sales ever

Chrysler 200 turns in best January sales ever

10 FCA US vehicles set sales records in January


February 3, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -



FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 145,007 units, a 14 percent increase compared with sales in January 2014 (127,183 units), and the group’s best January sales since 2007.

The Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in January compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand’s 23 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand and its best January sales ever. The group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 58-consecutive months.


“We kicked off 2015 with a 14 percent increase in sales and extended our year-over-year sales streak to 58-consecutive months,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “In spite of some tough 2015 comparisons, we remain confident in our ability to post year-over-year sales increases on the back of strong retail demand for our products.”

Ten FCA US vehicles set records in the month of January, including four of the five Jeep brand vehicles. The Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Patriot, and Jeep Compass each recorded their best ever sales in the month of January. Likewise, the Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart, Dodge Challenger, Ram ProMaster, Ram Cargo Van and Fiat 500L each logged their best ever January sales.

FCA US finished the month of January with a 101-day supply of inventory (563,575 units). U.S. industry sales figures for January are internally projected at an estimated 17.0 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).

Jeep Brand
Jeep brand sales were up 23 percent, the brand’s best sales performance ever in the month of January and its 16th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in each month dating back to November 2013. The Jeep Cherokee, Wrangler, Patriot and Compass each logged their best ever sales in the month of January. Sales of the Cherokee were up 44 percent, the largest percentage year-over-year sales gain of any Jeep brand model in January. The Cherokee Trailhawk – the most capable mid-size sport utility vehicle – was named “Four Wheeler of the Year” by Four Wheeler magazine in January, while the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel was named “2015 Green SUV of the Year” by the Green Car Journal. The Grand Cherokee had its best January sales since 2004.

Ram Truck Brand
Sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 14 percent in January; its 57th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. It was the pickup truck’s best January sales since 1999. Ram Light Duty pickup sales increased 17 percent in January while Ram Heavy Duty pickups were up 1 percent. Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City, and Ram Cargo Van, were up 21 percent, the brand’s best January sales since 2004. The ProMaster and the Cargo Van each recorded their best ever sales in the month of January. Sales of the ProMaster City, the newest addition to the Ram Truck brand product lineup, began in Ram Truck dealerships in January.

The Ram Truck brand unveiled the new 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in January. The Rebel brings a one-of-a-kind off-road design to the full-size truck segment. The brand also announced that it will add a new, more fuel-efficient model to its half-ton truck lineup – the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE – which will deliver the highest fuel economy among all full-size truck competitors.

Chrysler Brand
Chrysler brand sales increased 11 percent, the brand’s best January sales since 2008. The year-over-year increase was driven by the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan. Sales of the 200 were up 30 percent, the mid-size sedan’s best ever sales in the month of January and its seventh-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Sales of the new 2015 Chrysler 300 sedan began in January as the first shipments from the Brampton (Ontario) Assembly Plant in Canada began reaching U.S. dealerships. The new 300 sedan’s iconic and unmistakable exterior proportions are now crafted with even more sculptural and expressive style for 2015, with a bolder “face of Chrysler” front grille, signature LED lighting, unique finishes and new wheel designs. Sales of the 300 were up 1 percent in January, its best January sales in two years.

Dodge Brand
Dodge brand sales were up 1 percent in January, compared with the same month a year ago. Two Dodge brand vehicles set sales records to start the year. Sales of the Challenger were up 87 percent, the muscle car’s best ever sales in the month of January and the largest percentage sales gain of any Dodge brand model in the month. Likewise, the Dart logged its best ever January sales with a 61 percent year-over-year sales gain. The Dodge Charger recorded its best January sales since 2008 with its 35 percent increase. The new 2015 Charger received a Best Resale Value Award in the Full-Size Car category in January from Kelley Blue Book.

FIAT Brand
FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500 and 500L, were up 1 percent in January, the brand’s best ever sales in the month of January. Sales of the Fiat 500L were up 19 percent in January compared with the same month a year ago. It was the 500L’s best January sales since the model was launched in the U.S. in June 2013. The FIAT brand is coming off of a record year in 2014. The FIAT brand’s full-year sales were up 7 percent in 2014, compared with sales in 2013. It was the FIAT brand’s best annual sales since the brand was re-introduced in the U.S. in 2011.


FCA US LLC Sales Summary January 2015

Month Sales Vol % Sales CYTD Vol %
Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Curr Yr Pr Yr Change

Alfa 4C 97 0 New 97 0 New
ALFA BRAND 97 0 New 97 0 New

500 2,386 2,493 -4% 2,386 2,493 -4%
500L 869 729 19% 869 729 19%
FIAT BRAND 3,255 3,222 1% 3,255 3,222 1%

200 14,157 10,912 30% 14,157 10,912 30%
300 3,192 3,145 1% 3,192 3,145 1%
Town & Country 6,044 7,056 -14% 6,044 7,056 -14%
CHRYSLER BRAND 23,393 21,113 11% 23,393 21,113 11%

Compass 4,317 4,068 6% 4,317 4,068 6%
Patriot 7,563 5,577 36% 7,563 5,577 36%
Wrangler 11,683 9,553 22% 11,683 9,553 22%
Cherokee 15,154 10,505 44% 15,154 10,505 44%
Grand Cherokee 12,806 12,207 5% 12,806 12,207 5%
JEEP BRAND 51,523 41,910 23% 51,523 41,910 23%

Dart 8,136 5,051 61% 8,136 5,051 61%
Avenger 242 4,795 -95% 242 4,795 -95%
Charger 7,025 5,200 35% 7,025 5,200 35%
Challenger 4,592 2,458 87% 4,592 2,458 87%
Viper 61 47 30% 61 47 30%
Journey 7,041 5,936 19% 7,041 5,936 19%
Caravan 4,665 7,290 -36% 4,665 7,290 -36%
Durango 3,585 4,128 -13% 3,585 4,128 -13%
DODGE BRAND 35,347 34,905 1% 35,347 34,905 1%

Ram P/U 28,618 25,071 14% 28,618 25,071 14%
Cargo Van 1,101 355 210% 1,101 355 210%
ProMaster Van 1,580 607 160% 1,580 607 160%
ProMaster City 93 0 New 93 0 New
RAM BRAND 31,392 26,033 21% 31,392 26,033 21%

TOTAL FCA US LLC 145,007 127,183 14% 145,007 127,183 14%

TOTAL CAR 39,888 34,101 17% 39,888 34,101 17%
TOTAL TRUCK 105,119 93,082 13% 105,119 93,082 13%

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FCA Mexico Sales Increased 11 Percent in January 2015

FCA Mexico Sales Increased 11 Percent in January 2015

FCA Mexico sales increased 11 percent versus January 2014

Chrysler brand sales improved 41 percent versus January 2014, marking its best January since 2009

Jeep® brand reported sales gains of 29 percent versus January 2014; best January since 2009

Ram brand sales increased 34 percent versus January 2014


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FCA Mexico today reported January total sales of 8,129 units, an increase of 11 percent versus January 2014.

“We started the year right on track by increasing our sales 11 percent thanks to our extensive product portfolio," said Bruno Cattori, President & CEO of FCA Mexico. "We set two sales records: best January since 2009 for the Jeep® and Chrysler brands, and we launched new products. The four launches we had last month were the Dodge Vision, Dodge Attitude, Mitsubishi Mirage and Fiat Uno. All of these vehicles will participate in the largest and fastest-growing segment in our market, and they have something in common — they offer best-in-class fuel economy, best-in-class interior space, state-of-the-art technology, best-in-class safety equipment and they all offer a great driving experience, raising the bar in their segments.”

Chrysler Brand
Chrysler brand sales improved 41 percent compared to January 2014. This brand set a sales record for best January since 2009. Chrysler 300 reported a sales increase of 25 percent. Chrysler 200 sold 177 units; its best January since 2012.

Last month, Chrysler Town & Country won the IHS Automotive Loyalty Award for a record 14th consecutive year. Also, the 2015 Chrysler Town & Country was named “Best Family Hauler” for the 10th year in a row by The Detroit News in its Reader's Choice awards.

Jeep Brand
Jeep brand sales of 2,345 units were 29 percent better than January 2014; the brand's best January since 2009. Jeep Cherokee sold 588 units while Jeep Grand Cherokee sold 491 units during January 2015. Another vehicle with important sales was the Jeep Patriot with 557 units sold. Jeep Compass sales increased 11 percent during January 2015.

In January 2015, the Jeep Grand Cherokee nabbed its sixth award in the Non-Luxury Mid-size SUV category and Jeep Wrangler won the Non-Luxury Compact SUV award for the second consecutive year in the IHS Automotive Loyalty Awards

Also, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler won Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com Best Resale Value Awards

Dodge Brand
The Dodge brand sold 1,790 units, with the Dodge Charger achieving a 64 percent sales increase compared to January last year. Last month, the Charger was honored with Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com Best Resale Value Awards. Dodge Durango had an 18 percent sales increase. Dodge Challenger set a sales record, best January since 2009. This Challenger earned its third IHS Automotive Loyalty Award in its segment. Another Dodge vehicle that was honored last month was the 2015 Dodge Dart, which was recognized as “Best Value” in the The Detroit News Reader's Choice awards. Dodge Journey sales rose 6 percent versus January 2014, making it the best-selling vehicle in the Dodge brand.

Last month, Dodge launched two new vehicles: Dodge Vision and Dodge Attitude.

Dodge Vision offers best-in-class trunk capacity at 520 lt, which is even larger than vehicles offered in superior segments, and has a fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine, an innovative dualogic transmission and equipment not found elsewhere in the segment. In its first month, Dodge Vision sold 274 units.

The all-new 2015 Dodge Attitude offers best-in-class fuel economy at more than 27 km/lt and equipment not found elsewhere in the segment, such as KOS system, which includes FAST-key passive entry system and push button start. It started to arrive in dealerships at the end of last month.

Ram Truck Brand
Ram brand increased sales volume by 34 percent during January 2015. Ram 4000 sales grew 20 percent. Ram Crew cab sales increased 33 percent. Ram 700, which became the leader in its segment in Q4, registered sales of 394 units in January.

FIAT and Alfa Romeo Brands
Fiat and Alfa Romeo brands together showed sales of 768 units. Fiat 500 increased 8 percent compared to last year and posted sales of 422 units; its best January in its history.

Last month, we unveiled the all-new Fiat UNO and it has already sold 225 units. Fiat UNO is equipped with a 1.4 lt. engine, delivers 85 horsepower, 90 lb.-ft. torque and a five-speed manual transmission. Its new interior offers a 3.5” LCD screen on the cluster. It also launched a rugged version called Uno Way, which offers a great interior design and a smart urban mobility.

About FCA Mexico
FCA México, S.A. de C.V. is a Mexican automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Santa Fe, FCA Mexico is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Mexico manufactures and sells vehicles under the Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Mopar, Ram, SRT and Mitsubishi brands. FCA Mexico is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”

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