April Jeep Sales Show Improvement

Date 2005/5/3 0:00:00 | Topic: Sales

Grand Cherokee sales up 16%, overall Jeep sales up 1%
(from a DaimlerChrysler press release)

Chrysler Group reported U.S. Sales for April were 206,546 units, an increase of 5 percent (9 percent increase unadjusted) over April 2004 sales of 189,011 units.  April marks the thirteenth consecutive month of positive sales gains for the Chrysler Group and 18 of the past 19 months the company has achieved year-over-year monthly sales gains.  Retail sales of Chrysler Group vehicles increased 8 percent compared to last year.  All sales are reported on a day-rate adjusted basis unless otherwise indicated.

Jeep brand sales improved 1 percent to 40,547 units, compared to sales of 38,667 units during April 2004.  Sales of the Jeep brand were powered by the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee which posted sales of 18,436 units, an increase of 16 percent compared to previous year sales of 15,301.

        DaimlerChrysler Corporation U.S. Sales Summary Thru April 2005

                                               Month Sales       DR %    Vol %
                    Model                   Curr Yr    Pr Yr    Change  Change
    Wrangler                                 7,882     9,001    -16%    -12%
    Liberty                                 14,229    14,375     -5%     -1%
    Grand Cherokee                          18,436    15,301     16%     20%
        JEEP BRAND                          40,547    38,677      1%      5%


                                               Sales CYTD       DR %     Vol %
                    Model                   Curr Yr    Pr Yr   Change  Change
    Wrangler                                23,571    29,396    -20%    -20%
    Liberty                                 55,138    57,326     -4%     -4%
    Grand Cherokee                          65,550    64,200      2%      2%
        JEEP BRAND                         144,259   150,922     -4%     -4%




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