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FCA US LLC Reports August 2015 U.S. Sales Increased 2 Percent; Best August Sales Since 2002

65th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
FCA US tops 200,000 units for second time this year
Jeep® brand sales up 18 percent; best sales month ever
Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass set sales records
Ram pickup truck logs best August sales ever
Eight FCA US vehicles post sales records in August


September 1, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 201,672 units, a 2 percent increase compared with sales in August 2014 (198,379 units), and the group’s best August sales since 2002.


The Jeep® and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in August compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand’s 18 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month. The group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 65-consecutive months.

“In spite of a tough 2014 comparison and extreme stock market volatility, our dealer’s competitive spirit kicked in and propelled us to our 65th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “Our Jeep brand turned in a double-digit increase while eight individual models, including four Jeep brand vehicles, set sales records. FCA US topped the 200,000-unit threshold in August for the second time this year.”

Eight FCA US vehicles set records in the month of August, including the Jeep Compass which posted the largest percentage year-over-year increase of any Jeep brand vehicle in the month. Sales of the Compass were up 58 percent, the compact SUV’s best sales month ever. In addition, the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey, Ram pickup truck and Ram ProMaster van each recorded their best August sales ever.

FCA US finished the month of August with a 74-day supply of inventory (571,290 units). U.S. industry sales figures for August are internally projected at an estimated 17.8 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).

Jeep® Brand
Jeep brand sales increased 18 percent, the brand’s best sales month ever and its 23rd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The brand’s August sales toppled the previous brand record set in May of this year. The Jeep brand continues to roll, having set a sales record in every month dating back to November 2013. Four Jeep brand vehicles set records last month. The Compass’ 58 percent increase was the largest year-over-year percentage gain of any Jeep brand model for the month. In addition, the Wrangler, Cherokee and Patriot each posted their best August sales ever. Sales of the all-new Jeep Renegade, the most capable small sport-utility vehicle (SUV), were up 29 percent compared with sales in the previous month of July.

Ram Truck Brand
Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup truck, ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City and Ram Cargo Van, were up 6 percent in August, the brand’s best August sales since 2005. Sales of the pickup truck increased 4 percent, the pickup’s best August sales ever. ProMaster sales were up 91 percent, the full-size van’s best August sales since it was launched in October 2013, while ProMaster City sales were up 51 percent compared with the previous month of July.

FIAT Brand
Sales of the all-new 2016 Fiat 500X, the newest addition to the FIAT brand vehicle lineup, increased 7 percent in August compared with the previous month of July. FIAT dealers sold 1,029 units of the new crossover last month as greater numbers reached FIAT studios across the country. In addition, Fiat 500L sales were up year-over-year. FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, and 500X, were up 1 percent in August compared with the same month a year ago.

Dodge Brand
Both the Challenger and Journey posted their best August sales ever. Challenger sales were up 25 percent as the muscle car logged its seventh sales record this year. Journey sales increased 2 percent, the mid-size crossover’s fifth sales record this year. Dodge brand sales were down 15 percent in August, compared with the same month a year ago. Back for a limited-production run, iconic Plum Crazy exterior paint will be made available on 2016 Dodge Challenger and Charger models, including the ultimate-in-performance, 707-horsepower SRT Hellcat models and 485 best-in-class naturally aspirated R/T Scat Pack models. Since 1970, Plum Crazy has been one of the most desired paint colors for the Dodge Challenger and Charger.

Chrysler Brand
Sales of the Chrysler 200 were up 30 percent in August, the mid-size sedan’s best August sales since 2012. Sales of the Chrysler brand, which includes the 200, Chrysler 300 full-size sedan, and the Chrysler Town & Country minivan, were down 14 percent compared with the same month a year ago. The Chrysler brand is celebrating its 90th year by producing limited-edition 90th Anniversary editions that offer more standard equipment and value for customers. The 90th Anniversary 200 and Town & Country are now arriving in dealerships, while the special edition 300 will be arriving in showrooms shortly. The anniversary packages are being offered on the volume models, adding value for the customer who will most appreciate it.
 

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México Reports August 2015 Sales Increase 17 percent

FCA México Reports August 2015 Sales Increase 17 percent

FCA México posted its eighth consecutive month of sales gains with 8,382 units; an increase of 17 percent versus August 2014
Alfa Romeo sales increased 240 percent; best August ever
Chrysler 300 sales improved 25 percent over August 2014
Dodge sales were up 66 percent
Fiat sales increased 13 percent over prior year
Jeep Wrangler set August sales record
Mitsubishi Motors Mexico continued its winning streak in sales, achieving a double-digit increase for 14 consecutive months with 1,280 units sold during August
Ram reported its best August since 2010


September 1, 2015 , Mexico City -

FCA México today reported its eighth consecutive month of sales gains with 8,382 units, a 17 percent increase compared with sales in August 2014.

“Our consistent sales improvement is based on a competitive product portfolio, which continues increasing. Last month, the manual version of the Dodge Vision 2016 started to arrive in dealerships," said Bruno Cattori, President and CEO of FCA México. "This vehicle offers one of the most powerful engines in its segment, as well as safety, space and comfort.

“At FCA México, we know the importance of providing quality service to our customers, so in order to keep offering them a great service, we opened the sixth Mopar Shop in Mexico, where they can get original parts for their vehicles."

Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo brand logged sales of 17 units; best August ever.

Chrysler
Chrysler brand sold 268 units. Chrysler 300 sales rose 25 percent. Chrysler Town & Country sold 189 units.

Dodge
Dodge brand sales continue to be the volume leader for the FCA México with sales of 2,481 units, up 66 percent versus previous year. Another month of strong Dodge Attitude sales (1,087 units) made it the top-selling vehicle of the brand and set a sales record for best August ever. Dodge Charger posted August sales of 135 units. Dodge Journey sales grew 2 percent. Dodge Vision, which is now available in a manual version, posted sales of 200 units.

FIAT
FIAT brand continues its positive sales stride with an increase of 13 percent. Fiat Uno achieved sales of 340 units, best sales month ever, while the Fiat Ducato posted a sales increase of 44 percent over August 2014.

Jeep®
Jeep brand sales for August 2015 were 1,772 units. Jeep Wrangler sales of 317 units were 69 percent better than August 2014 sales. This vehicle posted its best August ever. Jeep Grand Cherokee reported sales of 402 units.

Mitsubishi Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Mexico extended its winning streak in sales, achieving a double-digit increase for 14 consecutive months. The brand reported 1,280 units sold during August, which represents an increase of 41 percent on the registration for the same month in 2014.

Mitsubishi Mirage continues its good reputation in the domestic market and extends its success story in the country by selling 406 units. Mitsubishi L200 achieved an increase in sales of 11 percent, compared to the same period last year, exceeding 307 units sold.

During the month of August, reaffirming the continued commitment of the brand to offer one of the most complete portfolios in the industry, Mitsubishi Motors Mexico introduced the all-new Mitsubishi Outlander 2016, reporting sales of more than 174 units.

Mitsubishi Motors Mexico has sold 10,264 units during 2015, an increase of 45 percent over that recorded in August 2014.

Ram
Ram brand increased sales 5 percent to 1,749 units, led by strong performance of the Ram 700, which reported sales of 661 units. The Ram ProMaster, proudly assembled in Mexico, reported a sales increase of 15 percent. Ram 4000 sales grew 19 percent.

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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Canada Inc. Reports Highest Sales Through August on Record

FCA Canada Inc. Reports Highest Sales Through August on Record

69 consecutive months of year-over-year sales growth – longest growth streak in Company’s history
26,928 vehicles sold, up 0.4 per cent from August 2014
All-time sales record set for Jeep® Cherokee
August sales records set for Jeep Patriot, Dodge Journey, Chrysler 200 and Chrysler Town & Country
Jeep brand breaks August record with 7,853 sales


September 1, 2015 , Windsor, Ontario -

FCA Canada Inc. today reported August 2015 sales of 26,928, compared with 26,825 vehicles sold in August 2014. These results mark a year-over-year increase of 0.4 percent and represent the best year-to-date sales through August in the Company’s history. These sales figures maintain FCA Canada’s position as the number one seller of new vehicles in the country through August.

”We are on pace for 2015 to have the best sales year in our 90-year history,” said Dave Buckingham, Chief Operating Officer, FCA Canada. “The Jeep® brand is delivering extremely strong sales around the globe. Already in Canada, we are nearing our record full-year 2014 results, with another four months of the year yet to go.”

Sales Highlights
The Jeep brand is headed for another record-breaking year, with 2015 calendar-year-to-date sales up 14 per cent over last year’s record total. For the month of August 2015, a new record was set thanks to 7,853 vehicles sold, compared with 7,192 sold in August 2014. These results mark the 18th month of consecutive year-over-year sales gains for the Jeep brand.

Throughout 2015, Jeep Cherokee has been the sales leader within the brand. For the month of August 2015, 3,469 Jeep Cherokee SUVs were sold, compared with 2,038 sold in August 2014. This represents a 70 per cent increase and sets an all-time record for Jeep Cherokee. Also, within the Jeep brand, Patriot sales soared in August with a 92 per cent increase thanks to 1,021 units being sold, compared with 533 sold in August 2014.

Jeep Patriot is the most affordable SUV in Canada and is the most capable off-road vehicle in its class. With legendary Jeep capability and style, fuel economy as good as 7.8 L/100 km (36 mpg) highway, more than 30 available safety and security features and value pricing starting at an MSRP of $18,495, Jeep Patriot delivers exceptional value for consumers.

The Chrysler Town & Country saw its sales rise 10 per cent in August 2015 with 1,585 minivans sold, compared with 1,439 sold in the same month of 2014. After more than 30 years on the market, the Windsor-built Chrysler and Dodge minivans continue to dominate the segment. Canadian consumers value the space, versatility, entertainment options, flexible seating and storage solutions, as well as the value pricing and fuel efficiency these vehicles provide.

Dodge Journey set an August record with 3,020 sales in 2015, compared with 2,008 in August 2014. This represents an increase of 50 per cent and marks an August sales record. Dodge Journey offers Canadian drivers class-leading versatility with a choice of four- or six-cylinder engines, five- or seven-passenger seating and front- (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD).


About FCA Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2015. FCA Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA US LLC, a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers and markets Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan (Windsor), Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development center in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.

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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