Chrysler Group Reports Record Highs for August 2005 Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle (CPOV) Sales

Chrysler Group Reports Record Highs for August 2005 Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle (CPOV) Sales

Auburn Hills, Mich., Sep 9, 2005 –

Chrysler Group reported that its Five Star dealers sold a new August record of 9,024 units, a 19 percent increase over August 2004 sales of 7,589 units. Record year-to-date sales amounted to 71,996 units for 2005, an increase of 9 percent over year-to-date sales last year.

Chrysler brand pulled ahead of the group with a 27 percent increase to 2,920 units. Dodge sales surged 18 percent to 4,171 units and Jeep® sales increased 9 percent to 1,933 units versus August sales a year ago.

“Sales continue to climb based on the value that only Chrysler Group can offer in the competitive CPOV market,” said Ray Fisher, Chrysler Group Vice President – Sales, Service and Parts Operations. “The complete customer-oriented package we offer of style, service and affordability, attracts new and repeat customers to our Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge products again and again.”

Chrysler Group offers one of the most comprehensive certified pre-owned vehicle programs in the industry. For a vehicle to be certified under the Chrysler Group’s used vehicle program, it must be a 2000 through 2005 model pre-owned vehicle with less than 65,000 miles, and pass a stringent 125 point inspection. Chrysler Group certified pre-owned vehicles are backed by an 8-year/80,000 mile powertrain limited warranty, a 3-month or 3,000 mile maximum care warranty, 24-hour, 365 day full roadside assistance, and $35 per day rental car allowance.

Marketed as “Brand Spankin’ Used,” Chrysler Group’s Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles are sold only through Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships who have earned the Five Star Certification. Five Star Certification is a comprehensive validation of the dealership’s facilities, operational processes, salesperson and technician training accreditation as well as customer satisfaction survey ratings. Approximately 2,400 Chrysler Group dealerships in the U.S. are certified Five Star dealers.

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