Consumer confidence in both Chrysler Group LLC and the economy helped fuel an April U.S. sales increase of 25 percent, marking Chrysler Group’s best year-over-year sales increase in nearly five years. Contributing to the jump was another steady month-over-month sales incline; Chrysler Group sold 95,703 units last month compared with 76,682 in April 2009.
“April was a very positive month for Chrysler Group, with concrete results that highlight the company is on-track and gaining momentum,” said Fred Diaz, Lead Sales Executive for the Sales Organization.
While several different sized vehicles sold well last month, midsize cars really lead the boost in sales. The following highlights compare April 2010 to April 2009.
-Dodge Brand sales were up 61 percent, with increases for the Dodge Challenger (42 percent), Dodge Grand Caravan (56 percent), Dodge Avenger (triple digit percent), Dodge Charger (90 percent), and Dodge Caliber (44 percent).
-Chrysler Brand sales increased 61 percent, with increases for the Chrysler Sebring (sedan and Convertible) of triple digits percent, Chrysler 300 (40 percent), Chrysler Town and Country minivan (80 percent).
-Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck sales increased 13%.
Today’s numbers, while exciting, are just one sign of the company’s determination, Diaz said.
“We aren’t resting on this month’s results,” he said. “We are hungry to continue building on the sales improvements – we are just getting started.”
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