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As Fiat Chrysler moves away from its dependence on fleet sales overall sales declined. Jeep sales, once a bright point, are also moving backwards. In May the company’s total units sold equaled 193,040, this included fleet sales. A high point for Fiat Chrysler is Ram. Sales of the truck have been climbing and have risen 18 percent. The Ram is on track to be second only to Chevrolet’s Silverado for truck sales in the U.S.. Dodge overall gained 8.4 percent. The Grand Caravan was the big leader here moving up 58 percent. The Journey and Durango also experienced significant growth. Overall, though Chrysler, Jeep and Fiat all saw sales drops.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fiat Chrysler sales slid for a ninth consecutive month in May as the automaker continues to wean itself off of fleet sales.
  • Ram sales were a bright spot, as they have been for months, rising 18 percent.
  • Dodge brand sales rose 8.4 percent on the strength of its people movers.

“Fiat Chrysler sales slid for a ninth consecutive month in May, easing 0.9 percent, as the automaker continues to wean itself off of fleet sales and the once-unstoppable Jeep sales juggernaut remained stuck in reverse.”

https://www.autonews.com/article/20170601/RETAIL01/170609971/fca-volume-dips-as-jeep-slides

FCA: Volume dips as Jeep slides

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