As Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne said, the company’s vision and aspiration is not to be the biggest automaker, “just the best.”
Still, it’s nice to see how fantastic our sales were for May –when practically every other OEM declined or was flat. Chrysler Group LLC was among the Big 3 again, and we’re hard at work to continue the growth we’ve seen the past year.
Looking at gains, Chrysler Group is leading the industry in a handful of segments. Those segments are:
• Standard Mid-Size Sedan
• Compact SUV
• Mid-Size SUV
• Full-Size SUV
• Large Pickup
Through the end of May, we’ve been growing and improving — faster than the U.S. auto industry has combined. And, in cases like Compact SUVs, the Jeep® brand is driving the growth.
The two tables below look at the five segments noted above. The first table compares May 2011 to May 2010, and the second one compares the first five months of 2011 to the first five months of 2010. The data is from our Demand & Order Management group. You can find similar information at places like the Wall Street Journal’s Market Data Center.
As you can see from below, year-to-date sales for Chrysler Group in the U.S. continue to grow, compared to the same period for 2010.
In the U.S. for all of 2010, Chrysler Group had three months of 100,000+ sales. Through the first five months of 2011, we’ve already had three.
Source: Chrysler Group LLC