Chrysler Group U.S. Sales Up 5 Percent for January
DETROIT – Positioned to launch a company record of 10 new products this year, the Chrysler Group reported that January 2006 U.S. sales increased five percent to 155,465 units. Gary Dilts, senior vice president – sales, said, “Our car business is up 20 percent, and our LX products are up 62 percent.” Sales of the Chrysler 300 were up 26 percent compared with January 2005, and it marks the 20th month that the Chrysler 300 has surpassed the 10,000 units-sold mark since its introduction in 2004. Sales of the Chrysler PT Cruiser increased 45 percent compared with a year ago; Jeep brand sales rose eight percent; Dodge Caravan sales increased 18 percent compared with January 2005 sales; and Dodge Charger sales rose 26 percent month-over-month compared with December 2005.