FCA Canada Inc. announced its best April sales month in over a quarter of a century. April 2015 sales were 27,473 compared with 27,212 in April 2014, which represents a 1 percent increase. For the year, FCA Canada remains the number one selling car company in the country.
“Jeep brand sales posted another all-time sales record in April, so it’s clear that Canadian consumers are enthusiastic over what the Jeep brand offers them,” said Dave Buckingham, Chief Operating Officer, FCA Canada. “New product, new powertrains, and legendary offroad capability were key factors in making Jeep the fastest growing brand in Canada in 2014.”
Passenger car sales were up 51 per cent in April 2015 with 4,515 vehicles sold, compared with 2,983 sold in April 2014. Most notably, there were 1,761 sales of the Chrysler 200 in April 2015, marking an increase of 235 per cent over 525 vehicles sold in April of 2014. Chrysler 200 is the most affordable mid-size car in Canada with best-in class horsepower, a classexclusive 9-speed automatic transmission and the most technically advanced all-wheel-drive system in its class.
The Brampton-built trio of Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger sedans each experienced strong year-over-year sales increases in April. Chrysler 300 is Canada’s number one selling full-size car. It was recently named a Ward’s 10 Best Interiors winner for 2015, and achieved a 59 per cent increase in sales with 884 vehicles sold in April 2015, compared with 555 sold in the same month last year. 783 Dodge Charger sedans were sold in April 2015, marking a 239 per cent increase over April 2014 sales results, when there were 231 vehicles sold. Dodge Challenger sales were 185 per cent higher in April 2015 with 488 sales recorded for the month, compared with 171 sold in April 2014.
Jeep brand sales were up 22 percent with 7,486 units sold, marking an April sales record. The Jeep brand, which attracts a primarily fun-loving, free-spirited customer, has set a sales record in each month dating back to February 2014. Leading the pack in sales this month for the Jeep brand is Jeep Cherokee. For the month of April, 2,720 Jeep Cherokee copies were sold, marking an increase of 60 per cent over 1,701 sold in April of 2014. These results also represent an all-time sales record.
FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2015. FCA Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA US LLC, a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers and markets Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan (Windsor), Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development center in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.
FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”