Ram 1500, Wrangler help Fiat Chrysler deliveries rise 10% in August







Jeep Wrangler’s U.S. sales surged 20 percent in August to 20,168 units.

DETROIT — FCA US sales rose 10 percent in August to193,718 vehicles, powered by record sales for the Ram 1500 and Jeep Wrangler. The company’s fleet mix dropped to 15 percent for the month, from 20 percent a year ago.

Brands: Jeep up 20%; Ram up 27%; Chrysler down 3.4%; Fiat down 35%; Dodge down 18%; Alfa Romeo up 96%.

Notable nameplates: Ram pickup up 33%; Chrysler Pacifica up 20%; Jeep Cherokee up 85%; Jeep Grand Cherokee down 15%; Jeep Wrangler up 20%; Jeep Compass up 76%; Dodge Journey up 28%; Alfa Romeo Stelvio, up 526%.

Incentives: $4,425 per vehicle, down 0.5% from a year earlier, according to ALG.

Average transaction price: $34,576, up 3.1% from a year earlier, ALG says.

Fleet mix: 15%, down from 20% a year ago. Retail deliveries up 17%.

Inventory: 632,004 vehicles, an 88-day supply, up from 86 in August.

Did you know? Sales of the Jeep Wrangler topped 20,000 units for the sixth consecutive month, while sales of the Ram 1500 reached 36,798 units, the high-water mark for the light duty since the Ram brand was calved off from Dodge in 2009.

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