Fiat Chrysler Group Maintains Strong Growth During May
SYDNEY – June 5, 2013: Fiat Chrysler Group has continued its strong upward sales trajectory during May with total sales of 2,194 vehicles for the month, a record for the Group as it marks one full year since the Fiat and Alfa Romeo brands were added to its portfolio of products.
“May was another exceptional month for the Fiat Chrysler Group in Australia, with a record sales result reinforcing the strong growth we’ve experienced throughout the first five months of the year,” said Veronica Johns, Fiat Chrysler Group CEO and President.
“This month also marked the first full year of sales since the Group took over the distribution of the Fiat and Alfa Romeo brands in Australia, with Fiat sales increasing by more than 50 per cent during that time, while Alfa Romeo sales have risen by over 20 per cent.”
Fiat has recorded 1,107 retail sales to date in 2013 and is tracking at more than double the sales rate compared to the same period last year, while Alfa Romeo has posted year-to-date sales of 530 units and is showing a year-on-year improvement of around 30 per cent.
Combined year-to-date sales for the Group’s Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands of 9,787 vehicles represents an increase of well over 2,000 units compared to last year, which is an improvement of more than 28 per cent.
While the Jeep Grand Cherokee continued to be the top selling individual model across those the three brands during May, despite dwindling stock levels ahead of the new model arriving next month, it was the Jeep Patriot and Wrangler models that stood out in terms of year-on-year sales gains after posting increases of 46 per cent and 42 per cent respectively.