April Sales Still Suck, LaSorda to Retire

Date 2009/5/1 18:59:31 | Topic: Miscellaneous

On the day that Chrysler announced that their April, 2009 sales are about half of what their April, 2008 sales were, there was a bit more downer news: Tom LaSorda (no, not that one), Vice Chairman and President of Chrysler, announced his retirement effective immediately. I'm not sure if his retirement was part of the Fiat "alliance", the bankruptcy, the crappy sales number, a combination of all of the above, or something else.

Did I mention sales are still in the toilet? The Jeep Wrangler is one of the (very) few bright spots - sales were up 7% from April of 2008.

Full sales figures after the jump...



Jeep LLC U.S. Sales Summary Thru April 2009
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Month Sales Vol % Sales CYTD Vol %
Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Curr Yr Pr Yr Change
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Compass 712 2,804 -75% 3,859 13,204 -71%
Patriot 1,983 6,348 -69% 8,386 23,596 -64%
Wrangler 9,336 8,699 7% 34,786 30,513 14%
Liberty 3,301 6,642 -50% 15,275 29,689 -49%
Grand Cherokee 3,600 6,597 -45% 15,987 29,760 -46%
Commander 738 2,643 -72% 3,923 12,291 -68%
JEEP BRAND 19,670 33,733 -42% 82,216 139,053 -41%

Selling Days 26 26 101 102
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