Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) Reports 0.9% Drop in U.S. Light- Vehicle Sales for Sept. 2016; Est. Down 5.1%

October 3, 2016 9:46 AM EDT
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FCA US LLC reported U.S. sales of 192,883 units, a 1 percent decrease compared with sales in September 2015 (194,666 units).

FCA US retail sales were 146,453 units in September, while fleet sales were 46,430 units. Retail sales represented 76 percent of total sales, while fleet sales were 24 percent.

The Ram Truck brand posted a 27 percent sales gain in September compared with the same month a year ago as pickup truck sales increased 29 percent year-over-year. Both the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger turned in double-digit percentage increases in September while the Jeep® Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever – posted an 18 percent sales gain.

Sales of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan increased 23 percent in September, versus sales in the previous month of August. Sales of the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, the latest addition to the FIAT brand product lineup, were up 7 percent in September, compared with the previous month of August.

Ram Truck BrandRam Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City, were up 27 percent in September versus the same month a year ago. The brand's increase was driven by the strong 29 percent increase in Ram pickup truck sales. The Ram 1500 Rebel was named "Best Pickup Truck" at the 2016 Ruedas ESPN Awards at last month's Miami International Auto Show. For 2017, Ram will introduce a new special-edition Night package for the 1500 model that gives truck enthusiasts straight-from-the-factory customized looks. In addition, Ram ProMaster sales were up 17 percent year over year. Ram Truck brand sales are up 11 percent calendar-year-to-date, compared with the same nine months in 2015.

Jeep® BrandJeep brand sales were down 3 percent in September compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep Grand Cherokee – the vehicle that has long defined what a premium SUV should be – posted an 18 percent sales gain in September, compared with the same month in 2015. In addition, Jeep Patriot sales were up a strong 33 percent versus September a year ago. Jeep brand sales are up 12 percent calendar-year-to-date, compared with the first three-quarters of 2015.

Dodge BrandDodge brand sales were down 6 percent in September compared with the same month a year ago. But the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger each posted year-over-year sales gains in September. Charger sales were up 35 percent, while the Challenger turned in a 19 percent sales gain in the month. In addition, the Dodge Journey crossover recorded a 6 percent year-over-year increase. Dodge brand sales are up 2 percent calendar year to date compared with the first nine months in 2015.

Chrysler BrandChrysler brand sales were down 27 percent in September versus the same month in 2015. The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan posted 9,172 units in sales in September, up 23 percent compared with the previous month of August. Launched in April this year, the Pacifica just earned a rating of Top Safety Pick+ for 2016 from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Pacifica achieved a "good" rating – the highest possible score – in each of five tests used by IIHS to evaluate crashworthiness. The Pacifica also earned the 2016 "Vehicle of the Year" and "Best Minivan" awards at the Ruedas ESPN Awards presented in September as part of the Miami International Auto Show.

FIAT BrandFIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X and Fiat 124 Spider, were down 30 percent in September. In its third month on sale, the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider logged 490 units in sales in September, up 7 percent versus the previous month of August. The Spider earned a "Best Convertible" award last month in the 2016 Ruedas ESPN Awards at the Miami International Auto Show.

FCA US LLC Sales Summary September 2016

Reflects New Methodology*

Month Sales

Vol %

CYTD Sales

Vol %

Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Compass

6,482

7,701

-16%

72,916

48,192

51%

Patriot

12,316

9,280

33%

96,039

89,666

7%

Wrangler

14,255

17,486

-18%

148,627

157,255

-5%

Cherokee

17,995

20,484

-12%

158,346

160,341

-1%

Grand Cherokee

18,507

15,715

18%

153,926

141,679

9%

Renegade

6,776

7,774

-13%

77,252

36,513

112%

JEEP BRAND

76,331

78,440

-3%

707,106

633,646

12%

200

3,185

9,944

-68%

48,959

138,536

-65%

300

5,459

6,606

-17%

44,040

39,810

11%

Town & Country

981

9,249

-89%

57,926

62,085

-7%

Pacifica

9,172

0

New

35,572

0

New

CHRYSLER BRAND

18,797

25,799

-27%

186,497

240,431

-22%

Dart

2,597

7,096

-63%

37,267

68,320

-45%

Avenger

2

38

-95%

44

1,257

-96%

Charger

10,056

7,466

35%

72,270

72,583

0%

Challenger

5,698

4,771

19%

51,141

52,228

-2%

Viper

38

50

-24%

447

521

-14%

Journey

12,091

11,442

6%

77,946

82,035

-5%

Caravan

8,179

9,941

-18%

102,732

65,383

57%

Durango

4,274

4,703

-9%

53,093

46,119

15%

DODGE BRAND

42,935

45,507

-6%

394,940

388,446

2%

Ram P/U

47,792

37,004

29%

361,086

333,537

8%

Cargo Van

0

9

-100%

21

2,146

-99%

ProMaster Van

3,218

2,762

17%

26,544

19,225

38%

ProMaster City

856

920

-7%

12,649

5,369

136%

RAM BRAND

51,866

40,695

27%

400,300

360,277

11%

Giulia

7

0

New

7

0

New

Alfa 4C

34

56

-39%

411

511

-20%

ALFA BRAND

41

56

-27%

418

511

-18%

500

1,481

1,981

-25%

11,603

20,089

-42%

500L

103

332

-69%

2,801

6,754

-59%

500X

839

1,856

-55%

9,264

4,170

122%

Spider

490

0

New

1,431

0

New

FIAT BRAND

2,913

4,169

-30%

25,099

31,013

-19%

TOTAL FCA US LLC

192,883

194,666

-1%

1,714,360

1,654,324

4%

Total Car & MPV

47,482

57,530

-17%

466,651

528,077

-12%

Total UV's

93,535

96,441

-3%

847,409

765,970

11%

Total Truck & LCV

51,866

40,695

27%

400,300

360,277

11%



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