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Jeep April Sales Up 17% to Lead Chrysler 6% Overall Increase



In April 2016, no brand of Fiat Chrysler automobile sold like a Jeep. Jeep saw it sales climb 17% to help lead Chrysler to a 6% increase in sales. Jeep has long been one of the most beloved Chrysler brands. In April 2016 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sold 199,631 vehicles. Not only is that a 6% increase in sales over April 2015, it’s the most vehicles the company has sold in April in the last 11 years. The Jeep brand led the way. The number of Jeeps sold in April 2016 rose 17% over last year. Without a doubt, there is a reason for the rise in popularity, and you should see for yourself at Chapman Chrysler Jeep.

In fact, this is the most Jeeps the company has ever sold in April in its long and illustrious history. Several different models set monthly records. Sales of the Jeep Compass were up 124%. The Jeep Renegade sales gained 131%. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee rose by 12%. However, sales of the Jeep Cherokee fell 7% over April 2015. If you want to check out some of the latest Jeep inventory, you can find what you are looking for.

The significant rise in the sales of Jeep in April 2016 was not a surprise to many. In fact, the analysts for Kelley Blue Book had posted a projected sales figure for Jeep for April 2016 of 201,000 units or a 6.3% increase over last year. The analysts at Edmunds also estimated strong sales for Jeeps in April 2016. Their projected sales figure for April 2016 was 197,759 units. Kelly Blue Book also forecasted that the average selling price for Jeeps for April would be $35,032. This would be a 0.1% increase in price year over year and a month over month increase of 4.8%.

There were 84,298 Jeep vehicles sold in April 2016. The company sold 9,730 units of the all-new Jeep Renegade in April. That brings their year to date total of Jeep Renegades sold to 31,681. With their historically strong sales in April 2016, that makes 31 consecutive months that Jeep vehicles have set a sales record. But Jeeps were not the only vehicle in the Fiat Chrysler Automobile stable to have a great April 2016. The company sold 41,079 units of their popular Ram pickup. In April 2015 the company sold 37, 921 Ram pickup. That’s an 8% rise in sales year over year. Plus the April 2016 Ram pickup sales numbers represents the most Ram pickups sold in April since 2005.

The Chrysler 300 sold well in April 2016 also. Over 5,570 units of the Chrysler 300 were sold for a year over year increase of 47%. It was also a four year high for the automobile in April sales. However, the news in April was not all good for FCA. There was an 18% decline in sales of the Chrysler brand. Chrysler 200 sales in April 2016 was only 7,591. That is a 60% drop in sales from the year before. Dodge sales also fell 3% in April 2016 compared to 2015. The good news for Dodge is 13,203 Dodge Caravans sold in April. That’s a 116% increase.

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