Chrysler Sales Up 7 Percent In August

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Chrysler was one of the few firms that didn’t see much of a bump from last August’s Cash-for-Clunkers programs (due, it claimed at the time, to inventory shortages), and as a result it’s one of the few firms that actually increased sales this August. The Chrysler brand still dropped 4 percent, with only Sebring (+79%, 4,498 units) and T&C (+26%, 9,472) posting year-over-year gains. Jeep saw improvements across its nameplates (for a total volume increase of 17 percent), with only Grand Cherokee (-17%, 6,393) and Commander (-74%, 348) failing to beat their August 2009 numbers. Dodge was up 8 percent, with Caliber (+32%, 5,347), Nitro (+66%, 2,505) and sportscars leading the way. Both Ram (+8%, 18,995) and Dakota (+55%, 1,583) were up, but declines in Sprinter sales dragged Ram-brand sales down to a mere five percent increase. Unlike GM however, Chrysler did not release its fleet sales numbers. On the other hand, Chrysler Group did finally meet its 95k monthly “survival volume,” selling a total of 99,611 vehicles. By Chrysler standards, that’s as good as sales news gets. Full numbers after the jump…

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  • Richard Poore Sure, as the article itself notes (hence my ire) California has mandated that all new vehicles sold in state be EV by 2035. They require EV or hybrid by 2026. Since the author admits to this mandate it seems that the article title is clickbait... was really hoping that there was some sort of changes in the CA position since the state is sorely behind on where they need to be with charging stations for this sort of requirement.
  • NotMyCircusNotMyMonkeys PRESIDENT HARRISS, THE YOUNGEST FEMALE OF COLOR PRESIDENT WILL SCALE BACK EV REQUIREMENTS. FAT ORANGE WILL BE DOING TIME
  • VoGhost When will Audi eliminate the fake, oversized grills that impede aerodynamics?
  • Kelley It's about time! I was so discouraged to see those poor Chevy Bolts stuck at the charging station receiving level 2 speeds after 80%, it was ridiculous. It would be nice if EA would had more level 2 chargers, also, at the same locations for people to top off above 80% on the fast chargers.
  • Tane94 Carmela Harris is supportive of EV adoption, so government incentives will be continuing under her watch.
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