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Chrysler Group May US sales up 11%, best May sales in 6 years

Chrysler Group LLC reported US sales in May of 166,596 units, an 11% increase year-on-year, and the group’s best May sales since 2007. The Ram Truck brand’s 24% increase to 32,649 units—97% of which was the pickup truck—was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand in May.

Eight Chrysler Group vehicles set sales records in the month of May. The Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Compass SUVs each recorded their best sales ever. In addition, the Dodge Avenger and Dodge Challenger, the Fiat 500, the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan, and the Ram pickup truck were among the Chrysler Group vehicles that registered their best sales for the month of May.

The Fiat 500 set a sales record for the month of May with a 1% increase to 4,051 units. It was the vehicle’s 15th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and its best sales month so far this year. In addition, the FIAT brand reached a new milestone in May as it surpassed 100,000 units sold in North America since its reintroduction in 2011.

The FIAT brand’s product lineup expands this month as the 2014 Fiat 500L begins arriving in FIAT studios. Also coming this summer to the state of California is the all-new 2013 Fiat 500e electric vehicle.

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