For the year, Chrysler Group sales totaled 1.37 million units, up 26 percent versus sales in 2010, the largest percentage sales gain of any full-line manufacturer. The Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, and Ram Truck brands each posted solid sales gains during 2011 compared with sales in 2010.
“Iverson is a key dealer for us in South Dakota and their overall 69% increase is a testament to the hard work John, Tim, JR and their team put forth,” said Matthew Garbiso, Area Sales Manager for the Chrysler Group. “We’re looking forward to another strong year in 2012 with new products coming starting with the release of the 2013 Dodge Dart in June.”
The year ended strong with December marking Chrysler Group’s 21st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and seventh-consecutive month of sales increases of at least 20 percent.
The group’s 37 percent December increase was driven in part by strong sales of the Chrysler 300 flagship sedan, Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan, Dodge Charger and Avenger sport sedans, Ram pickup truck, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, and Compass.
“Looking back, we were the fastest-growing automaker in the country, increasing our market share 1.3 percentage points during 2011,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Head of US Sales.