November Sales Up 3 Percent; Best in Five Years

  • Sales in November establish five-year November record
  • Jeep® Wrangler sales surge 95 percent year-over-year; Dealers place orders for 62,000 units of Jeep Wrangler
  • Dodge Nitro sales increase 80 percent over October 2006 sales; Dealer orders exceed 50,000 units
  • Sales of Dodge Ram Pickup rise 8 percent
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    Auburn Hills, Mich.,

    Dec 1, 2006

     – 

    Chrysler Group reported that unadjusted sales in November 2006 rose 3 percent to 164,556 units, compared to November 2005 sales of 159,898 units. November 2006 sales establish a five-year November record.

    “Chrysler Group sales in November were up 3 percent over last year, marking the best November in five years,” said Steven Landry, Vice President, Sales and Field Operations – Chrysler Group. “Our new product lineup continues its customer appeal as they arrive at our dealerships and drive a big part of the sales improvement for the Chrysler Group.”


    The company has launched nearly all of the 10 new products that were announced at the beginning of the year, and those products are generating customer and media praise while driving traffic into Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge showrooms.

    Sales of the Jeep Wrangler, a direct descendant of the original Jeep vehicle, rose 95 percent to 8,735 units, setting a new November sales record. Previous year sales of the Jeep Wrangler totaled 4,482 units. The Jeep Wrangler has received in excess of 62,000 dealer orders, which exceeds three-quarters of total Jeep Wrangler sales in calendar year 2005.

    The all-new Dodge Nitro, the first mid-sized SUV for the Dodge brand continues to distinguish itself in the retail marketplace with consumers. Sales of the Dodge Nitro totaled 5,489 units for November 2006, 80 percent higher than October 2006 sales of 3,044 units. Customer response to the Dodge Nitro has been very strong and Dodge dealers nationwide are responding by placing orders for more than 50,000 units.

    Sales of the Chrysler Group’s best selling product, the Dodge Ram Pickup, rose 8 percent in November, posting sales of 27,826 units. Previous year sales totaled 25,667 units.

    Chrysler Group finished the month with 499,036 units of dealer inventory, or a 76-day supply.

    DaimlerChrysler Corporation U.S. Sales Summary Through November 2006

     

          Month Sales

    DR %

    Vol %

          Sales CYTD

    DR %

    Vol %

    Model

    Curr Yr

    Pr Yr

    Change

    Change

    Curr Yr

    Pr Yr

    Change

    Change

    Sebring

    7,582

    6,538

    16%

    16%

    57,200

    84,660

    -32%

    -32%

    Concorde

    0

    0

    0%

    0%

    0

    210

    -100%

    -100%

    300

    10,772

    12,647

    -15%

    -15%

    127,397

    131,866

    -3%

    -3%

    Crossfire

    62

    1,009

    -94%

    -94%

    8,206

    13,611

    -40%

    -40%

    PT Cruiser

    13,629

    11,193

    22%

    22%

    130,435

    123,573

    6%

    6%

    Aspen

    2,365

    0

    0%

    0%

    4,623

    0

    0%

    0%

    Pacifica

    6,483

    5,306

    22%

    22%

    72,946

    78,329

    -7%

    -7%

    Town & Country

    11,507

    13,224

    -13%

    -13%

    148,228

    164,836

    -10%

    -10%

    CHRYSLER BRAND

    52,400

    49,917

    5%

    5%

    549,035

    597,085

    -8%

    -8%

    Compass

    3,723

    0

    0%

    0%

    13,513

    0

    0%

    0%

    Wrangler

    8,735

    4,482

    95%

    95%

    71,648

    73,654

    -3%

    -3%

    Liberty

    7,360

    7,815

    -6%

    -6%

    121,578

    149,218

    -19%

    -19%

    Grand Cherokee

    7,944

    13,733

    -42%

    -42%

    126,295

    191,852

    -34%

    -34%

    Commander

    8,023

    3,825

    110%

    110%

    80,931

    8,590

    842%

    842%

    JEEP BRAND

    35,785

    29,855

    20%

    20%

    413,965

    423,314

    -2%

    -2%

    Neon

    0

    4,103

    -100%

    -100%

    17,239

    108,954

    -84%

    -84%

    Caliber

    7,008

    0

    0%

    0%

    82,799

    0

    0%

    0%

    Stratus

    287

    7,501

    -96%

    -96%

    50,934

    95,795

    -47%

    -47%

    Intrepid

    0

    0

    0%

    0%

    0

    298

    -100%

    -100%

    Charger

    7,247

    6,827

    6%

    6%

    103,634

    37,667

    175%

    175%

    Viper

    76

    178

    -57%

    -57%

    1,387

    1,489

    -7%

    -7%

    Magnum

    2,138

    3,949

    -46%

    -46%

    37,360

    49,586

    -25%

    -25%

    Dakota

    4,538

    5,898

    -23%

    -23%

    70,954

    96,742

    -27%

    -27%

    Ram P/U

    27,826

    25,667

    8%

    8%

    331,302

    369,565

    -10%

    -10%

    Caravan

    14,240

    13,324

    7%

    7%

    197,045

    207,732

    -5%

    -5%

    Durango

    5,935

    11,143

    -47%

    -47%

    66,284

    109,024

    -39%

    -39%

    Nitro

    5,489

    0

    0%

    0%

    9,499

    0

    0%

    0%

    Ram Van/Wagon

    0

    0

    0%

    0%

    0

    405

    -100%

    -100%

    Sprinter Van

    1,587

    1,536

    3%

    3%

    20,653

    17,728

    16%

    16%

    DODGE BRAND

    76,371

    80,126

    -5%

    -5%

    989,090

    1,094,985

    -10%

    -10%

     

     

     

    TOTAL CHRYSLER GROUP

    164,556

    159,898

    3%

    3%

    1,952,090

    2,115,384

    -8%

    -8%

     

     

     

    TOTAL CG CAR

    33,760

    39,375

    -14%

    -14%

    460,536

    491,489

    -6%

    -6%

    TOTAL CG TRUCK

    130,796

    120,523

    9%

    9%

    1,491,554

    1,623,895

    -8%

    -8%

    Selling Days

    25

    25

     

     

    280

    280

     

     

    Global Sales Reporting & Analysis
    December 1, 2006

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