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Pacifica and Compass hot, but FCA's overall sales drop 4 percent in November

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) reported overall sales of 154,919 units in November 2017, which represents a 4 percent decrease from November 2016. Retail sales actually grew by 2 percent, but fleet sales were down, which led to the overall decrease.
Among the FCA vehicles with a strong November showing were:
-- Chrysler Pacifica minivan, with sales up 51 percent
-- Jeep Compass, with sales up 34 percent
-- Jeep Grand Cherokee, with its best sales numbers for November since 2003
-- Sales increases were also found on: Chrysler 300, Fiat 500L, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Durango and Ram ProMaster City

Here’s a breakdown by brand, courtesy of FCA:


Chrysler brand sales were up 14 percent in November, compared with the same month a year ago. Both the Chrysler Pacifica minivan and the Chrysler 300 full-size sedan posted sales increases in November. Pacifica sales were up 51 percent, the minivan’s best sales month ever. Sales of the 300 were up 15 percent in November, its best November sales since 2015.

Sales of the all-new Jeep Compass increased 34 percent for its best November sales ever. The Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee each posted year-over-year sales increases. The Grand Cherokee turned in its best November sales since 2003. In addition, Jeep brand retail sales were up 13 percent in November, compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand earlier this week introduced the next-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler at the Los Angeles Auto Show.


Sales of the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Dodge Durango SUV were up year over year in November. Grand Caravan sales increased 28 percent last month, while the Durango posted a 9 percent increase, compared with the same month a year ago. The Dodge brand announced last month that it has begun shipping the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – the most powerful muscle car in history – to its Dodge dealers in the U.S.

Sales of the Ram ProMaster City van were up 21 percent in November, compared with the same month a year ago. In addition, Ram Truck brand retail sales were up 3 percent in November. The Ram Truck brand last month unveiled its new, special-edition 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport. The Hydro Blue Sport will be the final special-edition Sport the brand will offer in the 2017 calendar year. Previously, Ram launched Sublime (Green) and Copper Sport limited-edition trucks earlier this year and an Ignition Orange edition in late 2016.


Sales of the Fiat 500L increased 32 percent last month for its best November sales since 2015.

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo brand sales of 1,440 units were up significantly compared with the same month a year ago as the launch of the all-new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV continues in U.S. dealerships.

Matt M. Myftiu

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