Chrysler Falls 28.8%

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
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Not unexpectedly, Chrysler's results once again tumbled into terrible. The ailing American automaker's sales fell 28.8 percent overall. Sadly, the sales breakdown doesn't look much different than last month's. But that should come as little surprise; absolutely nothing has changed. Thanks to ChryCo's uninspiring and truck-heavy product mix, the sales chart again lists a whole bunch of double digit percentage drops. Overall, cars were down almost as much as trucks: 28.2 percent for cars vs. 29 percent for trucks. The minivans have switched places – T&C up a few thousand, GC down a few hundred. Dodge's big hair van (the Journey) is selling slightly better than the brand-new Challenger. The smallest cars are again underperforming, with only the Jeep Patriot in positive territory, up a paltry 4 percent. A gaggle of discontinued vehicles– Chrysler Crossfire and Pacifica, and Dodge Magnum– are down in minus 80 percent territory. The Durango, which has not been discontinued (yet), due for [s]Lame Duck[/s] Dual Mode hybridization, is also down 84 percent. Just 384 trucks left the lot. Chrysler's Project D fuel-sipping mid-size sedan can't come soon enough. Literally.

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  • Dan Dan on Aug 01, 2008

    WOW every month it get's worse. Anyone want to guess what August number will be? I will guess 35% drop in sales for the month of August but don't worry since they have lot's of money!LOL

  • Prousa1 Prousa1 on Aug 02, 2008

    maybe the canadians killed the neon i think it was made in the usa. they keep moving their production north as in across the border where many of their upper-management come from. while the uaw fell asleep chrysler became a canadian automaker. i say keep it up there!!!!

  • Nick Nick on Aug 02, 2008

    prousa1, they became a German car maker. You know, in Europe?

  • Windswords Windswords on Aug 02, 2008

    Chrysler has 28 assembly, component, and stamping plants in North America. Three are in Canada and four are in Mexico. The other 21 are in the good ‘ole US of A. They are also building 2 new plants in Michigan, one for rwd axels and one for the new DSG transmisions. I am mystified when I hear comments about Chrysler not making anything in the US. By the way the Neon was made in Belvedere Illinois which now makes the Caliber, Compas, and Patriot. "When is the Commie Chinese made Hornet arriving for them?" If the Hornet is made it will be based off the Nissan Versa (as in Japanese). The small Chinese car will be sold overseas as it's quality is not good and will not pass US/Euro crash tests.