Chrysler Group Surpasses Last Year’s Records with September 2005 Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle (CPOV) Sales
Auburn Hills, Mich., Oct 7, 2005 –
Chrysler Group reported that its Five Star dealers sold a new September record of 8,665 Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles (CPOV), an increase of 11 percent over the previous monthly sales record of 7,827 units in September 2004. Third quarter sales also rose 11 percent to 26,538 units, surpassing the third quarter sales record of 23,827 units achieved in 2004. Year-to-date sales totaled 80,638 units, up 9 percent from year-to-date sales last year.
Chrysler brand continues to lead the Chrysler Group trio in September with a 16 percent increase to 2,782 units. Dodge follows with a 12 percent increase to 3,992 units and Jeep® increased one percent to 1,891 units compared to September 2004 sales.
“Chrysler Group vehicles appeal to a wide range of customers in a way that is unparalleled in the CPOV market,” said Ray Fisher, Chrysler Group Vice President – Sales, Service and Parts Operations. “As the customer’s vehicle preference changes, our Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands offer the products they expect, which sets our Five Star dealerships apart from the competition.”
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.