Mexico Reports Sales of 7,294 During October 2014
Chrysler de Mexico Reports Sales of 7,294 During October 2014
Chrysler brand sales grew 48 percent versus October 2013; best sales month of the year
Jeep® brand sales improved 26 percent versus October 2013; best sales month of the year
Ram brand sales surged 25 percent versus October 2013
Dodge Challenger sales rose 29 percent over last year
Jeep Cherokee registered sales of 531 units
Ram 700 in its launching phase sold 488 units
Fiat 500 sales improved 51 percent, marking its best October since its launch
November 3, 2014 , Mexico City -
Chrysler de Mexico announced today sales of 7,294 units for the month of October 2014.
“Last month, Chrysler de Mexico had two important launches, the Ram 700 and the 7/100 powertrain warranty, the best in the industry,” said Bruno Cattori, President & CEO of Chrysler de Mexico. “Based on the sales numbers last month, Chrysler and Jeep® brands had their best sales month of the year. Also, three recently unveiled products, the Chrysler 200, 2015 Jeep Cherokee and Ram 700, are having great acceptance among the market, proving the commitment we have to our clients in delivering vehicles with best-in-class characteristics.”
During October, Chrysler brand sold 537 units, representing an increase of 48 percent and the brand's best sales month of the year. The new 2015 Chrysler 200 registered positive sales results of 159 units, marking this its best October since 2011. Chrysler Town & Country reported sales of 365 units; its best sales month of the year and best October since 2008.
Last month, the new 2015 Chrysler 200 earned a five-star overall safety rating from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Jeep brand sales performed well with 2,460 vehicles sold during October 2014, setting a sales record for the year. Jeep Patriot was the vehicle with the highest sales numbers for the brand with 677 cars sold; its best sales month of the year. Jeep Wrangler sales improved 20 percent; its best sales month of the year. Last month, the Jeep Cherokee reported sales of 531 units.
The Jeep brand SUVs were victorious in every category during 2014 Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Texas Truck Rodeo.
Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel was recognized in the “Luxury Off-Road” category in the “Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year” awards by Carspondent.com. Another award that Jeep Grand Cherokee won was "SUV of Texas" for the fifth consecutive year by TAWA.
Other Jeep vehicles that were also awarded by TAWA were Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee.
Dodge brand continues its positive sales stride with 1,340 units. Dodge Challenger increased 29 percent versus October 2013. Dodge Journey and Dodge Durango reported its best sales month of the year with 1,020 units sold and 113 units sold, respectively, during October 2014.
The 2015 Dodge Durango was named a "Must-Shop SUV for Towing" according to AutoTrader.com. Also, this vehicle was named “Best Value Family” in the “Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year” awards by Carspondent.com. Another Dodge vehicle who was also awarded at this competition was the Dodge Journey, which was named “Best Value On-Road.”
Ram Truck Brand
Ram brand’s sales results were 25 percent better than in October 2013. Ram 4000 sold 340 units during October 2014. Ram Crew Cab sales were 225 units. Last month, we launched the Ram 700. This vehicle provides best-in-class cargo area capacity and a segment-exclusive Club Cab, as well as a front locking differential (locker system). In its launching phase, it sold 488 units.
Ram won "Heavy Duty Truck of Texas" for the second consecutive year and Ram Power Wagon scored the "Off-road Truck of Texas" award during 2014 TAWA Texas Truck Rodeo.
FIAT and Alfa Romeo Brands
The FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands together sold 684 units in October 2014. Fiat 500 achieved a sales increase of 51 percent; its best sales month of the year and best October in its history. Fiat Uno improved sales by 11 percent while the Fiat Palio Adventure sold 64 units.
About Chrysler de Mexico
Chrysler de Mexico was established in 1938 and has its headquarters in Santa Fe. It has seven plants located in Toluca and Saltillo, and one automotive engineering center located in Mexico City. Facilities include Toluca Assembly Plant, Toluca Stamping Plant, Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant, Saltillo Engine Plant Ramos Arizpe, Saltillo Stamping Plant, Saltillo South Engine Plant and Saltillo Van Assembly Plant. Since 2009, Chrysler de Mexico has been implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM) — a production methodology designed to reduce waste — that has increased productivity, and has restored dignity to the employees in all of its plants.
The Toluca Complex provides body panels and final assembly for Dodge Journey, Fiat 500 and Fiat Freemont. The Saltillo facilities manufacture the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI® engine, 6.4-liter V-8 HEMI engine and 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine. They also build the Ram 1500, Ram 2500/3500, Ram Mega Cab, Ram 3500 Chassis Cab, Ram 4500/5500, Ram Promaster and DX Chassis Cab (Mexican market), plus related body panels.
The Chrysler Automotive Engineering Center was created to develop, evaluate and test new vehicles to ensure they satisfy government requirements. The Engineering Center includes vehicle testing facilities, pollution/emission labs, material engineering, metrology, and engine & transmission dynamometers.
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