Best July Sales in Nine Years
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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.
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