All five Chrysler Group brands show growth in July 2012
While Ford Motor Company and General Motors both posted declines in overall sales growth – with a handful of brands from those two American automakers showing negative growth – all five of the Chrysler Group brands posted year over year sales gains in July 2012. With an improvement of 13%, the Chrysler Group trailed all of the major foreign automakers in the US market but that 13% was vastly better than the negative growth posted by their cross-town rivals.
The top brand from the Chrysler Group was the luxury models that sport the company name as Chrysler brand posted a 35% increase in July 2012. All three of the current Chrysler models showed strong positive growth with the midsized Chrysler 200 leading the way in both sales volume and growth. The 200 moved 9,287 units last month, up 43% from the same month in 2011. The Chrysler Town & Country minivan was second in sales with 8,106 units sold (up 25%) and the flagship Chrysler 300 sedan was third in total sales with 3,399 units sold – an improvement of 41%. On the year, the Chrysler brand has moved 188,546 vehicles which accounts for an increase of 69% compared to the first seven months of 2011.