|(from a DaimlerChrysler press release)|
Chrysler Group sales gains for the month and quarter were led by key segments such as small cars, pickup trucks, large cars and sport utility vehicles. All three Chrysler Group brands, Chrysler, Jeep(R) and Dodge, enjoyed quarterly sales increases.
Chrysler brand sales posted sales of 151,018 units, an increase of 5 percent over last year establishing a new quarterly record. Jeep(R) brand sales increased 28 percent compared to last year, posting sales of 130,059 units for the quarter. Dodge brand posted sales of 321,710 for the quarter, rising 10 percent compared to previous year results.
Sales of SUVs were led by the entire Jeep(R) brand family of vehicles which posted sales of 33,120 units, an increase of 11 percent over September 2004 sales of 29,768 units. Jeep Wrangler sales set a new quarterly record, posting sales of 24,246 units, an increase of 29 percent over third quarter last year. For September, Jeep Grand Cherokee sales increased 15 percent, posting sales of 14,025 units compared to last year sales of 12,228 units. Quarterly sales of Jeep Grand Cherokee increased 43 percent compared to last year, posting sales of 56,287 units. Third quarter 2004 sales were 39,473 units.
DaimlerChrysler Corporation U.S. Sales Summary Thru September 2005
Month Sales DR % Vol %
Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Change
Wrangler 5,463 5,307 3% 3%
Liberty 12,108 12,233 -1% -1%
Grand Cherokee 14,025 12,228 15% 15%
Commander 1,524 0
JEEP BRAND 33,120 29,768 11% 11%