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FCA US Auto Sales September 2017


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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 3, 2017 --

  • FCA US retail sales up year over year in September, compared with same month a year ago
  • Jeep brand and Ram Truck brand retail sales up year over year
  • Jeep® Compass sales up 75 percent; best sales month ever
  • Jeep Renegade, Chrysler Pacifica, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City each post best September sales ever
  • Dodge Durango sales increase 45 percent; best September sales since 2005
  • A 41 percent year-over-year decline in fleet sales is in line with the FCA US strategy to reduce sales to the daily rental segment

FCA US LLC today reported sales of 174,266 units, a 10 percent decrease compared with sales in September 2016 (192,883 units).

In September, retail sales of 146,904 units were up 0.3 percent compared with the same month in 2016 and represented 84 percent of total sales. In line with FCA's strategy to reduce sales to the daily rental segment, fleet sales of 27,362 units were down, as expected, 41 percent year over year. The largest planned volume reduction in September fleet sales came from the Jeep® brand, which reduced its fleet sales number by 67 percent year over year. Fleet sales represented 16 percent of total FCA US September sales.

Five FCA US vehicles posted record sales in September, including the Jeep Compass. Compass sales were up 75 percent in September, the compact SUV's best sales month ever. In addition, the Jeep Renegade, Chrysler Pacifica, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City each recorded their best September sales ever. The Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango and Fiat 500L each posted at least double-digit percentage increases in September, compared with the same month a year ago.

Jeep® Brand
The Jeep Compass posted its best sales month ever, while the Jeep Renegade recorded its best September sales ever. In addition, sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee – the most-awarded SUV ever – were up 20 percent for its best September sales since the year 2000. Jeep Wrangler sales were up 10 percent in September. While Jeep brand total sales were down, due to its planned reduction in fleet sales to daily rental car companies, the brand's retail sales at Jeep dealerships were up 9 percent in September, compared with the same month a year ago.

Ram Truck Brand
The Ram ProMaster full-size van and the Ram ProMaster City van each posted their best September sales ever. The Ram pickup truck recorded its best sales month so far this year. Ram Truck brand sales are up 5 percent calendar year to date, compared with the same nine-month period in 2016. The Ram Truck brand's retail sales were up 3 percent in September, compared with the same month a year ago. The Ram Truck brand unveiled new-for-2018 updates to two of its most popular models at the State Fair of Texas in September. Laramie Longhorn Southfork and Heavy Duty Lone Star Silver models will offer truck buyers an even wider selection of exterior appointments and content.

Chrysler Brand
Sales of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica – the most-awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – were up 18 percent last month for its best September sales since launch last year. Parents magazine and Edmunds have named the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica the "Best Minivan" on their list of the "10 Best Family Cars of 2017."

FIAT Brand
Sales of the Fiat 500L were up 103 percent last month for its best September sales since 2015 and its best sales month this year. Also in September, the FIAT brand announced the addition of the 2017 Fiat 500X Urbana Edition to its Italian-designed, fun-to-drive Fiat 500X lineup, offering customers yet another way to showcase their personality with their FIAT vehicle. The new 500X Urbana Edition takes the brand's top-selling Trekking trim, best known for its rugged exterior and interior appearance, and adds unique content with black and copper accents to create a fresh new personality option for FIAT brand customers. 

Dodge Brand
Dodge Durango sales were up 45 percent in September, compared with the same month a year ago, for its best September sales since 2005. Last month the editors at WardsAuto named the new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT to the Wards 10 Best User Experience List for 2017 in recognition of its advanced technology and ease of use. Offering an array of advanced technology features, the Durango SRT comes equipped with a new Uconnect fourth-generation system that includes performance improvements with quicker startup time and enhanced processing power.

Alfa Romeo Brand
Alfa Romeo brand sales of 1,268 units were up significantly compared with the same month a year ago as the all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV begins to arrive in greater numbers at  U.S. dealerships.  

FCA US LLC Sales Summary September 2017









Month Sales

Vol %

CYTD Sales

Vol %

Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Compass

11,356

6,482

75%

53,935

72,916

-26%

Patriot

1,944

12,316

-84%

38,876

96,039

-60%

Wrangler

15,714

14,255

10%

150,142

148,627

1%

Cherokee

12,775

17,995

-29%

117,835

158,346

-26%

Grand Cherokee

22,270

18,507

20%

181,245

153,926

18%

Renegade

9,350

6,776

38%

80,209

77,252

4%

JEEP BRAND

73,409

76,331

-4%

622,242

707,106

-12%

200

705

3,185

-78%

17,267

48,959

-65%

300

4,207

5,459

-23%

39,643

44,040

-10%

Town & Country

12

981

-99%

557

57,926

-99%

Pacifica

10,835

9,172

18%

86,342

35,572

New

CHRYSLER BRAND

15,759

18,797

-16%

143,809

186,497

-23%

Dart

258

2,597

-90%

9,643

37,267

-74%

Avenger

1

2

-50%

12

44

-73%

Charger

9,230

10,056

-8%

67,378

72,270

-7%

Challenger

4,780

5,698

-16%

52,276

51,141

2%

Viper

35

38

-8%

552

447

23%

Journey

6,314

12,091

-48%

75,656

77,946

-3%

Caravan

3,113

8,179

-62%

107,592

102,732

5%

Durango

6,207

4,274

45%

52,681

53,093

-1%

DODGE  BRAND

29,938

42,935

-30%

365,790

394,940

-7%

Ram P/U

47,142

47,792

-1%

374,901

361,086

4%

Cargo Van

0

0

0%

0

21

-100%

ProMaster Van

3,606

3,218

12%

31,938

26,544

20%

ProMaster City

938

856

10%

11,854

12,649

-6%

RAM BRAND

51,686

51,866

0%

418,693

400,300

5%

500

1,016

1,481

-31%

10,435

11,603

-10%

500L

209

103

103%

1,267

2,801

-55%

500X

638

839

-24%

5,875

9,264

-37%

Spider

343

490

New

3,675

1,431

New

FIAT BRAND

2,206

2,913

-24%

21,252

25,099

-15%

Giulia

916

7

New

6,410

7

New

Alfa 4C 

23

34

-32%

309

411

-25%

Stelvio

329

0

New

633

0

New

ALFA ROMEO

1,268

41

2993%

7,352

418

1659%

FCA US LLC

174,266

192,883

-10%

1,579,138

1,714,360

-8%








Method of Determining FCA US LLC's Monthly Sales. FCA US's reported vehicle sales represent unit sales of vehicles to retail customers, deliveries of vehicles to fleet customers and to others such as FCA US's employees and retirees as well as vehicles used for marketing. Most of these reported sales reflect retail sales made by dealers out of their own inventory of vehicles previously purchased by them from FCA US. Reported vehicle units sales do not correspond to FCA US's reported revenues, which are based on FCA US's sale and delivery of vehicles, and typically recognized upon shipment to the dealer or end customer. As announced on July 26, 2016, FCA US has modified its methodology for monthly sales reporting as follows:

  • Sales to retail customers by dealers in the U.S. are derived from the New Vehicle Delivery Report ("NVDR") system and are determined as the sum of (A) all sales recorded by dealers during the month net of all unwound transactions recorded to the end of that month (whether the original sale was recorded in the current month or any prior month); plus (B) all sales of vehicles during that month attributable to past unwinds that had previously been reversed in determining monthly sales (in the current or prior months).
  • Fleet sales are recorded upon the shipment of the vehicle by FCA US to the customer or end user.
  • Other retail sales are recorded either (A) when the sale is recorded in the NVDR system (for sales by dealers in Puerto Rico and limited sales made through distributors that submit NVDRs in the same manner as for sales by U.S. dealers) or (B) upon receipt of a similar delivery notification (for vehicles for which NVDRs are not entered such as vehicles for FCA employees).

About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles under the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler Corp., established in 1925 by industry visionary Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. .

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol "FCA."