Sep 02, 2011
Wow: Chrysler Group outsells Toyota
Sure, the Chrysler Group bosses knew they could make a comeback, especially with all the new or refreshed vehicles they had on tap for the model year. But outsell Toyota? That would seem like a tough challenge.
Well, Chrysler did it again last month. It topped Toyota by a mere 636 vehicles out of 130,119 it sold. A razor-thin margin, for sure, but the underdogs came out on top.
Ram trucks are pulling for Chrysler Group. So the Jeep Wrangler. After that, it's kind of mix of lots of models.
In order to beat Toyota, Chrysler not only needed to post huge gains of 30.6% compared to the same month lasts year, Autodata reports. But it also needed Toyota to take another slide. It fell 12.7% for the month. Chrysler's ascendency may not last long: Toyota is still suffering from depleted inventories due to the March earthquake. When the pipeline is refilled, it's bye-bye Chrysler.
Or it is. Just when you try to count out Chrysler it always has a way of popping up again. By the way, Chrysler and Toyota now both have the same market share: 12.1%