Chrysler posts 45 percent increase in November sales image

Chrysler Group LLC announced its 20th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains today, with sales increasing 45 percent over the same month last year, to 107,172 vehicles.

Growth has been driven by retail sales, which increased by 51 percent. Chrysler brand sales were up 92 percent, giving them the highest percentage sales increase of all Chrysler Group brands. Partially that is due to the new Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan, with its sales up 496 percent compared to sales of its predecessor (the Sebring) a year ago. Deliveries of the Chrysler 200 midsize sedan increased to 8,065 in November, almost six times the year-earlier sales of the Sebring.

The Dodge brand saw its best November sales since 2007, with the Dodge Charger gaining a 160 percent year-over-year sales increase. Jeep brand sales rose 50 percent in November, with Jeep Grand Cherokee recording its best sales month since August 2006 and best November sales since 2005. Both the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Compass set a new sales record for the month of November, the sixth and eighth month of record sales, respectively.

Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck brands each posted sales increases in November versus the same month a year ago, resulting in Chrysler Group LLC’s best year-over-year sales gain thus far for 2011.