Posted by mike on 2008/2/7 10:47:54 (2394) reads
From Reuters news service
Chrysler LLC on Thursday said international sales in January rose 12 percent.
The U.S. automaker said sales outside North America rose to 16,784 vehicles, marking the second-best January results in the company's history.
Chrysler, which sells its vehicles in more than 125 countries, said Jeep brand sales grew 11 percent, while Dodge brand sales jumped 39 percent on strong demand in both emerging and established markets.
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Posted: 2008/2/7 11:07 Updated: 2008/2/7 14:02
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From: The Great White North
Re: International Jeep Sales Rise 11%
Percentages vs. numbers & numbers vs. percentages...
16,784 represents little more than ~1.5 months of domestic sales of Wranglers --alone-- last year... inotherwords, a miniscule number. So an 11% increase is not all that impressive. Even if International Sales jumped to 33,000 next year (a near 100% increase!) that would compare to only ~3 months of Wrangler sales in 2007... BFD
Even more ludicrous: 16,784 vehicles sold in 122 countries (outside N.A.... -U.S.-Mex-Can) means an average sale of only 138 per country. I think they sell more than that in Deadwood, SD each year!
Yes, work is slow...
Better bragging rights for Chrysler would be a nice fat U.S. Government contract for a few 100,000 JKs for the Postal Service & the Military... And the Military could sure use some of those J8s, er umm, I mean JTs. So could we!