Best July Sales in Nine Years
for the Chrysler Group


2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser cabriolet
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser cabriolet

7th August, 2006

The Chrysler Group has posted its best July result in nine years according to official VFACTS figures.

With 838 retails in July, sales were up 52 per cent over last year’s respective monthly result making it the Group’s best July since 1997. Additionally, it was the fifth month of consecutive growth for the company.

The performance takes year-to-date sales to 5,122, a 21 per cent increase over 2005.

“There is strong demand for our growing range of unique vehicles,” said Gerry Jenkins, managing director, Chrysler Group Australia.

“The arrival of Dodge this month grows our fold to three brands, each bringing their own style and distinction to the market."

“The whole Group is very excited, all cylinders are firing!” said Jenkins.

The Chrysler brand posted another impressive result with 335 registrations for the month, an increase of 119 per cent over July 2005. Chrysler brand sales of 2,178 are up 71 per cent for the year.

The Chrysler 300C spearheaded the performance and for the first time ever claimed year-to-date segment leadership in the large car segment (under $100,000).

With 154 sales for the month and 1,065 sales for the year, the aggressively styled 300C has muscled a 34 per cent share in the segment.

The Chrysler PT Cruiser Cabrio also helped lift brand sales with a solid first full month in the market with 51 deliveries.

The Jeep brand had wins across the board posting 503 registrations, up 26 per cent for the month over last year.

Sales of 172 for the mid-sized Jeep Cherokee were up 26 per cent over last year’s July result.

The Wrangler posted 125 sales, a 17 per cent increase over last year’s monthly performance.

And the new seven-seat Jeep Commander continued to attract new customers to the brand with 62 deliveries.

Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee

Other Chrysler news: here.

Other Dodge news: here.

Other Jeep news: here.

More news:

Fuel Prices And Model Changes Shape Car Market
7th August, 2006
Australian motor vehicle sales in July were down just 1.4 per cent despite record fuel prices ..... more

2007 British International Motor Show
6th August, 2006
Here's a round-up of the stories which related to last month's London Motor Show ..... more

Hummer's Happy Meals!
6th August, 2006
It’s time to rev up the fun as Hummer rolls into McDonald’s American restaurants for a pint-sized promotion ..... more

England's Fourth Historic Motor Sport Show 2007
6th August, 2006
Europe's premier winter show for historic motor sport is back, at the same venue – Stoneleigh Park, near Coventry – but with a new date: 23rd-25th March, 2007 ..... more

Peugeot 207 Super 2000 Breaks Cover
4th August, 2006
The Peugeot 207 ‘R Cup’ Concept Car presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March gave clues to the future 207 Super 2000 ..... more

Ford Takes On a Fuel Challenge
4th August, 2006
How much would it cost to drive a family sedan around mainland Australia? Ford Australia believes it can be done for approximately $1,000 in fuel costs ..... more

Holden To Continue VZ Wagon & Ute Production
3rd August, 2006
The current VZ series utes and wagons will be manufactured alongside the all-new VE Commodore and WM Statesman and Caprice for an unspecified period of time ..... more

Suzuki Launches Grand Vitara Prestige
3rd August, 2006
The 'Prestige' is an extension of the Grand Vitara range launched in August 2005 and compliments the existing variants which include the sporty 3 door with 1.6 litre engine and the 5 door variants available with a 2.0L engine or a 2.7litre V6 engine ..... more

Eos was Germany's Top-Selling Convertible in June
2nd August, 2006
The Eos is the top-seller on the German convertible market. With 1,559 new vehicle registrations in June ..... more

VE Commodore: More Power, More Refinement
1st August, 2006
More power, more torque and more refinement are simple powertrain messages emphatically delivered by the new "VE" range of Holden Commodores ..... more

GM's Global Sales Grow as U.S. Market Stabilises
30th July, 2006
General Motors reported second quarter global sales (April - June) of 2,400,000 vehicles ..... more

Renault Sales Slip
30th July, 2006
In first-half 2006, the Renault group's world-wide sales declined by 3.2% on first-half 2005 to 1,315,351 units ..... more

Volkswagen increases deliveries
30th July, 2006
The Volkswagen Group sold more vehicles, substantially increased sales revenue and improved earnings in the first six months of 2006 ..... more

Nissan's New Global Light Truck Platform
28th July, 2006
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, has developed a new global platform for light duty trucks (LDTs) on which the new Cabstar will be built ..... more

The Top Drive of 2005!
OF 2005!

Review content by Marque/Manufacturer:

Other news:

News by subject:

Receive an automotive news summary periodically and more by e-mail,
SUBSCRIBE to our free newsletter here.
Simply send a blank e-mail to lodge your subscription.

Click the logo for our home page

E-mail Next Car Pty Ltd

Next Car Pty Ltd   (ABN 47106248033)
Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved.