FCA: Ram rises, but overall sales fall 7.4%


Fiat Chrysler sales fell 7.4 percent in June, although the Ram pickup brand was a bright spot.
The company said it had U.S. sales of 187,348 last month, its tenth consecutive month of year-over-year declines. FCA said fleet sales accounted for 25 percent of its total for the month, and that retail sales were down 5 percent from the same month a year ago,
Ram — which reported its 71st consecutive month of volume increases — saw its sales climb 6.5 percent in June, including a 4.8 percent gain in sales of the Ram lineup, and double-digit increases from its ProMaster and ProMaster City commercial vans, each of which posted their best June sales ever, the company said.
Jeep sales fell for the 10th consecutive month, declining 11 percent. Grand Cherokee sales rose 21 percent in the month, and Renegade sales climbed slightly, but both failed to offset declines from the rest of the brand’s lineup.
Dodge sales fell 14 percent in June. Grand Caravan, Challenger and Viper posted sales gains, while Charger, Durango, Journey and Dart sales fell.
Chrysler sales declined by 15 percent as sales declines from the discontinued 200 sedan overwhelmed strong gains from both the Pacifica minivan and 300 sedan.
Fiat sales fell 3.7 percent in June, while Alfa Romeo sales topped more than 1,000 units in a month for the first time since the brand returned to the U.S.
FCA said it ended the month with 507,556 vehicles in inventory, a 70-day supply.
Fuente: Automotive News

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