April Auto Sales: Chrysler Group Posts 20 Percent Increase
Car sales up 37 percent
The Chrysler Group renaissance continued last month, as the automaker rang up 141,165 sales during its best April showing since 2008. The company as a whole enjoyed a 20 percent increase in sales—marking the 11th consecutive month it has grown its business by at least that much—and all divisions recorded double-digit increases in deliveries, thanks mainly to improved sales on the car side: Although the Chrysler Group’s truck sales were up a relatively strong 13 percent in April, its car business almost tripled that performance with a 37 percent jump northward.
“April was another strong month for Chrysler as our sales increased 20 percent, we recorded our 25th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth and we reported our strongest quarterly profit in 13 years,” said Reid Bigland, head of U.S. Sales for the Chrysler Group and president and CEO of the Dodge brand. “This business is all about product and the quality and fuel efficiency of our current vehicle line-up has never been better which is evident in our results.”