FCA US REPORTS FEBRUARY 2017 U.S. SALES

  • Ram Truck brand sales up 4 percent compared with same month a year ago
  • Three Jeep® brand vehicles record sales increases in February; Jeep Grand Cherokee sales up 11 percent
  • Three Dodge brand vehicles post sales increases in February; Dodge Journey sales up 55 percent
February 1, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 168,326 units, a 10 percent decrease compared with sales in February 2016 (187,318 units).

In February, fleet sales of 44,898 units were down 26 percent year over year as FCA US continues its strategy of reducing its sales to the daily rental segment. Fleet sales represented 27 percent of total FCA US sales in February. FCA US retail sales of 123,428 units were down 3 percent for the month, and represented 73 percent of total February sales.

Ram Truck brand sales were up 4 percent in February, compared with the same month a year ago. Three Jeep® brand vehicles topped February sales from a year ago, including the Jeep Renegade with an 11 percent increase. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the brand’s volume leader in February, were up 11 percent as well. Three Dodge brand vehicles recorded year-over-year sales increases in February led by the Dodge Journey’s 55 percent sales gain. Sales of the Fiat 500 and the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan were up year over year as well.

Ram Truck Brand
Ram Truck brand sales were up 4 percent in February, compared with the same month a year ago. Sales of the Ram pickup truck increased 5 percent year over year in the month. The brand introduced new special-edition Night packages for Ram 2500 and 3500 HD pickup trucks at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show in February. The new Night editions further expand the Ram factory-custom truck family from the half-ton Ram 1500 announced in September 2016 to the brand’s three-quarter and one-ton models. Production of the 2017 Ram HD Night models began in early February.

Dodge Brand
The Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey, and Dodge Viper each posted sales gains in February, led by the Journey’s 55 percent year-over-year increase. The Challenger turned in a 19 percent increase, while Viper sales were up 23 percent in the month. The Dodge brand unveiled the new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT – America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV – at last month’s 2017 Chicago Auto Show. In addition, Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com announced at the show that the Grand Caravan earned its 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the minivan category for the third time in four years. The awards honor the vehicles and brands (luxury and non-luxury) with the lowest projected ownership costs, based on Kelley Blue Book’s 5-Year Cost to Own data for new cars for the initial five-year ownership period.

Jeep Brand
Three Jeep brand models recorded sales increases in February. Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee – the brand’s volume leader for the month – and the Jeep Renegade posted 11 percent year-over-year sales increases. In addition, the Jeep Wrangler logged a 2 percent increase in February. Jeep brand retail sales were up year over year in February. The latest Wrangler – the new 2017Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon – debuted at the Chicago Auto Show last month, featuring improved off-road prowess with a stronger front axle, enhanced rock rails and heavy-duty cast differential covers. Also last month, KBB.com announced at the Chicago Auto Show that the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited earned its 5-Year Cost to Own Award in the Mid-size SUV/Crossover category for a third-consecutive year.

FIAT Brand
Sales of the Fiat 500 were up 1 percent in February, compared with the same month a year ago. Sales of the new Fiat 124 Spider were up 26 percent compared with the previous month of January. The 124 Spider was named in February as one of the Best Cars for the Money in the Sports Car category by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth, according to the valuation experts at Hagerty, is one of 10 vehicles this year that stand out as the likeliest to grow in value and appeal to classic car enthusiasts. That puts the 124 Spider Abarth on the “Hagerty Hot List” for 2017.

Chrysler Brand
Sales of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – were up in its second month of year-over-year comparisons, and increased 36 percent compared with sales in the previous month of January. The Pacifica continues to earn a plethora of awards and accolades in 2017. In February, the Pacifica was named Best Minivan for the Money by U.S. News & World Report, 2017 Family Vehicle of the Year by the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), and MotorWeek’s 2017 Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Minivan. The Chrysler 300 full-size sedan turned in a 2 percent year-over-year increase in February.

Alfa Romeo Brand
Alfa Romeo brand sales of 443 units were up 843 percent compared with the same month in 2016.

Maserati Brand1
Maserati brand sales of 1,087 units were up 49 percent compared with the same month a year ago.

U.S. Sales Summary February 2017

Month Sales Vol % CYTD Sales Vol %
Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Curr Yr Pr Yr Change
Compass 2,737 8,893 -69% 5,901 15,164 -61%
Patriot 5,512 11,363 -51% 10,212 19,947 -49%
Wrangler 13,641 13,349 2% 24,975 24,336 3%
Cherokee 13,615 15,353 -11% 26,166 32,136 -19%
Grand Cherokee 18,925 16,990 11% 36,226 30,965 17%
Renegade 7,915 7,115 11% 17,280 13,282 30%
JEEP BRAND 62,345 73,063 -15% 120,760 135,830 -11%
200 2,194 6,259 -65% 4,055 10,944 -63%
300 5,386 5,304 2% 10,094 10,969 -8%
Town & Country 108 11,645 -99% 246 23,028 -99%
Pacifica 9,042 71 New 15,712 110 New
CHRYSLER BRAND 16,730 23,279 -28% 30,107 45,051 -33%
Dart 1,683 5,824 -71% 3,080 11,104 -72%
Avenger 0 6 -100% 0 15 -100%
Charger 6,930 8,765 -21% 14,083 17,547 -20%
Challenger 6,107 5,142 19% 9,500 10,803 -12%
Viper 54 44 23% 107 72 49%
Journey 9,906 6,375 55% 22,542 17,961 26%
Caravan 13,682 13,978 -2% 24,452 24,933 -2%
Durango 5,516 6,851 -19% 10,223 12,852 -20%
DODGE  BRAND 43,878 46,985 -7% 83,987 95,287 -12%
Ram P/U 39,046 37,087 5% 72,815 69,651 5%
Cargo Van 0 0 0% 0 2 -100%
ProMaster Van 2,648 2,697 -2% 5,999 5,039 19%
ProMaster City 1,091 1,509 -28% 2,016 2,665 -24%
RAM BRAND 42,785 41,293 4% 80,830 77,357 4%
Giulia 412 0 New 482 0 New
Alfa 4C 31 47 -34% 69 115 -40%
ALFA BRAND 443 47 843% 551 115 379%
500 1,131 1,120 1% 2,349 2,101 12%
500L 72 370 -81% 178 727 -76%
500X 640 1,161 -45% 1,240 2,202 -44%
Spider 302 0 New 542 0 New
FIAT BRAND 2,145 2,651 -19% 4,309 5,030 -14%
TOTAL FCA US LLC 168,326 187,318 -10% 320,544 358,670 -11%
    Total Car & MPV 47,134 58,575 -20% 84,949 112,468 -24%
    Total UV’s 78,407 87,450 -10% 154,765 168,845 -8%
    Total Truck & LCV 42,785 41,293 4% 80,830 77,357 4%
MASERATI BRAND 1,087 728 49% 1,976 1,253 58%
[1] The Maserati Brand is distributed in the United States by Maserati North America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. All other brands listed in this release are distributed by FCA US LLC.

Method of Determining FCA US’s Monthly Sales. FCA US’s reported vehicle sales represent unit sales of vehicles to retail customers, deliveries of vehicles to fleet customers and to others such as FCA US’s employees and retirees as well as vehicles used for marketing.  Most of these reported sales reflect retail sales made by dealers out of their own inventory of vehicles previously purchased by them from FCA US.  Reported vehicle units sales do not correspond to FCA US’s reported revenues, which are based on FCA US’s sale and delivery of vehicles, and typically recognized upon shipment to the dealer or end customer. As announced on July 26, 2016, FCA US has modified its methodology for monthly sales reporting as follows:

  • Sales to retail customers by dealers in the U.S. are derived from the New Vehicle Delivery Report (“NVDR”) system and are determined as the sum of (A) all sales recorded by dealers during the month net of all unwound transactions recorded to the end of that month (whether the original sale was recorded in the current month or any prior month); plus (B) all sales of vehicles during that month attributable to past unwinds that had previously been reversed in determining monthly sales (in the current or prior months).
  • Fleet sales are recorded upon the shipment of the vehicle by FCA US to the customer or end user.
  • Other retail sales are recorded either (A) when the sale is recorded in the NVDR system (for sales by dealers in Puerto Rico and limited sales made through distributors that submit NVDRs in the same manner as for sales by U.S. dealers) or (B) upon receipt of a similar delivery notification (for vehicles for which NVDRs are not entered such as vehicles for FCA employees).

Method of Determining Maserati North America’s U.S. Monthly Sales. Maserati North America Inc.’s (MNA) reported U.S. vehicle sales represent unit sales of vehicles made by dealers out of inventory to retail customers and deliveries of vehicles to fleet customers.  Sales to retail customers by dealers in the U.S. are determined as the sum of all sales recorded by dealers in MNA’s notification system during the month.  Only the first such recorded sale of a vehicle is reported and any subsequent sale of a vehicle previously reported as sold is not counted as a sale by MNA for sales reporting purposes.



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