The Chrysler Group grows by 20% and the Dart arrives in June 2012
The Fiat brand was the top performer for the Chrysler Group in June 2012 in terms of growth and with an improvement of 122% over the same month last year – Fiat was also the top brand in the entire US auto industry in terms of growth. Fiat sold 4,004 examples of their compact 500 coupe and convertible last month compared to just 1,803 units one year ago. With 4,004 Fiat 500 models sold last month, the Fiat brand beat Porsche, Land Rover, Suzuki, Jaguar and Smart in terms of sales volume. This is especially impressive considering that Fiat only sells three variants of a single car (500 coupe, convertible, and Abarth). Things could continue to improve for Fiat in the US with more variants of the 500 expected to arrive over the next year. On the year, Fiat has sold 319% more 500 models than they did through the first half of 2011 with 20,706 units sold.