Jeep August Sales Sales Good and Bad

Date 2006/9/2 7:42:33 | Topic: Sales

Jeeps sales for August, 2006 were a good news / bad news senario for Chrysler Group. While sales were up 4% compared with (the dismal) July 2006 sales, they were down 10% compared to August, 2005. Neither number is a big surprise considering the state of the U.S. economy and recent automotive sales.
Moving in stride with overall industry sales trends this month, Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales for August of 179,165 units, a decrease of 8 percent (4 percent decrease unadjusted) compared to August 2005 sales of 187,085 units. All sales are reported on an adjusted basis unless otherwise indicated.

"Our product portfolio transition continues with the successful launch of the Jeep(R) Compass on the heels of the brisk-selling Dodge Caliber along with eight additional products this year," said Steven Landry, Chrysler Group, Vice President - Sales and Field Operations. "Strong customer demand for the Dodge Caliber and the Jeep Compass has set the standard for our other vehicle launches."

Chrysler Group saw sales strength in several key products during August, including the Chrysler 300, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Charger, Dodge Caliber and the Jeep Compass.

The Jeep brand posted sales of 42,243 units, a slight increase compared to previous year sales of 40,659 units for the brand. The Jeep Commander posted sales of 8,012 units, a 1 percent increase over July 2006 sales of 7,363 units. The Jeep Compass is beginning to arrive at Jeep dealers nationwide and feedback is positive from dealers and customers. Sales of the Jeep Compass totaled 2,061 units this month despite limited availability, as dealers are still receiving shipments.
     DaimlerChrysler Corporation U.S. Sales Summary Thru August 2006

Month Sales DR % Vol %
Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Change
Compass 2,061 0 0% 0%
Wrangler 6,002 7,079 -18% -15%
Liberty 11,039 15,649 -32% -29%
Grand Cherokee 15,129 17,931 -19% -16%
Commander 8,012 0 0% 0%
JEEP BRAND 42,243 40,659 0% 4%

Sales CYTD DR % Vol %
Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Change
Compass 2,768 0 0% 0%
Wrangler 49,202 59,234 -17% -17%
Liberty 90,847 118,878 -24% -24%
Grand Cherokee 98,124 149,796 -34% -34%
Commander 55,049 0 0% 0%
JEEP BRAND 295,990 327,908 -10% -10%

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