The giant auto maker Chrysler Group LLC has just announced its sales for the first six months of this year which have been the best since 2007.
The economic crisis seems to be present in all other domains except the automotive industry where all major car manufacturers are having their best year yet. Or best first six months of the year in this case.
Chrysler Group LLC has sold in the United States 112.026 cars in the first half of 2011, a 20 percent increase compared to the same period of last year, when the giant sold “only” 93.313 units.
An all-time sales record was set by the all-new 2011 Jeep Wrangler, 14.335 customers choosing the iconic vehicle over the completion, the kit from Mopar that can transform the four-door car intro a two-door pick-up playing a big role. Another record was set by the Jeep Compass, with 240 percent sales increase, being the largest year-over-year percentage sales of any Chrysler model.
The Dodge brand had a 9 percent sales increase in the first six months of this year compared to the same period of 2010 and the Challenger, Charger and Durango best sold.
Even the Ram Truck brand went up by 26 percent and the 2011 Ram 1500 was named the best full-size pick-up by US News & World Report.
The Chrysler brand didn’t disappoint and had a 5 percent sales increase in July, the 300 full-size sedan the new 200 mid-size being customers favorites.
“In a market that remains tougher than a cheap steak, we were able to produce our highest retail sales in more than three years. I think that statistic is the ultimate testament to the progress we have made with our product in the areas of fuel economy, quality and design”, said the President and CEO of the Dodge Brand, Reid Bigland.