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2004 May Sales Increase

From the corporate web site:

Chrysler Group May 2004 Sales Improve 5 Percent

Chrysler Group Posts Sales Increases Seven of Past Eight Months

Retail Sales Increase 12 Percent Year-Over-Year

New Chrysler 300 Sales Surge 350 Percent Over Previous Model

Chrysler Brand Posted Its Highest Monthly Sales Total in History

Sales of Dodge Caravan Minivan with Stow 'n Go Seating Increase 12 Percent

Jeep® Brand Sales Increase 10 Percent, Continuing Strong Momentum

Auburn Hills, Mich., Jun 02, 2004 -On the strength of recent product introductions and led by a 12 percent increase in retail sales, Chrysler Group reports sales of 220,131 units for May 2004, a 5 percent increase over May 2003 when 217,411 units were sold.

"We are excited about the response our new products are receiving in the market," said Dieter Zetsche, President and CEO, Chrysler Group. "The strength of our product offensive and consumers' response is what enabled Chrysler Group to post increased sales seven of the last eight months and achieve a strong rise in retail sales."

Chrysler brand posted its highest monthly sales total in history to 57,333 units, an increase of 27 percent. Led by the brand's new flagship sedan, the new Chrysler 300 experienced stellar sales performance, posting sales of 13,079 units, an increase of 350 percent over the previous 300 model. Additional Chrysler brand highlights:

Chrysler Pacifica sales increased 179 percent to 6,633 units; and,

Chrysler Crossfire sets all-time monthly sales record with 1,669 units.

"The last time a Chrysler passenger car sold more than 10,000 retail units in one month was September 1986, when the company sold 10,000 Chrysler LeBarons and 13,000 Chrysler Fifth Avenues," said Gary Dilts, Chrysler Group Senior Vice President - Sales. "Our new products speak for themselves."

Jeep® brand sales increased 10 percent to 41,765 units. Other Jeep vehicle highlights:

Jeep Wrangler posted a sales increase of 15 percent to 8,350 units;

Jeep Liberty sales for May 2004 were 15,414 units, an increase of 1 percent; and,

Jeep Grand Cherokee sales increased 17 percent to 18,001 units.

While the Dodge brand saw a decrease of 4 percent compared to year ago levels, sales highlights for the brand include:

Dodge Durango sales surged 30 percent over year ago totals to 15,817 units;

Dodge Ram pickup was the Dodge brand volume leader with 42,635 units sold, breaking even with year ago levels; and,

Dodge Caravan with Stow 'n Go seating posted sales of 25,695 units, a strong increase of 12 percent compared to year ago levels.

Chrysler Group finished the month with 588,127 units of inventory, a 69 day supply.

Too bad Dodge has to wait until next year to get a car to replace the 'Trep. If they could roll that out with the Magnum they might
get some serious momentum.
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Very nice. It's just going to keep going up.
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sales of 220,131 units for May 2004, a 5 percent increase over May 2003 when 217,411 units were sold.
Must be new math?


I get about 1.25%.
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I would take anything that's on their own website with a grain of salt... it's too easy to play with numbers
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It was 1.3% due to increased incentives.


Sales rise on incentives

The big winners were Toyota,Honda and the best increase was Nissan with a 23.6% increase. WOW.


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Oh yes... god forbid that GM, Ford, and DC make cars that are good enough to sell without huge incentives.

When will they get their sh!t together?

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Yea Chrysler sold 220,000 units, while Nissan sold only 87,000 units. So nice 23.6%.
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That article that adaptabl posted says nothing about DC offering heavy invcentives on the 300 models. It just goes to show how desperate he is to put these cars down even though they are selling really well. I can't wait to see how the sales increase when the Dodge Magnum is officially released.

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The Magnum will sell even better than the 300 because of the lower pricetag and the aggressive stance.



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That article that adaptabl posted says nothing about DC offering heavy invcentives on the 300 models. It just goes to show how desperate he is to put these cars down even though they are selling really well. I can't wait to see how the sales increase when the Dodge Magnum is officially released.

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We won't know how they sell for a few months. Thats when the big incentives will start. Now they need to fill the dealer chain. I doubt the Magnum station wagon will have good sales numbers.
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Yea Chrysler sold 220,000 units, while Nissan sold only 87,000 units. So nice 23.6%.

But Nissan makes good money on each unit. Chrysler is using the lose a little on each sale and make it up on volume approach.

With Honda,Toyota and Nissan taking a bigger share of the market each quarter. It will be interesting to see how long before Toyota takes the number 3 sales spot for good.
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Too bad they are having problems filling the dealer chains because all the 300's the dealers are getting are being sold right away. I guess they will be filling the dealer chains for a long time to come. It will prolly be the same with the Magnums.

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