Fiat Chrysler Automobiles extended its streak of U.S. sales gains to 70 months in January, as “demand for its Jeep® sport utility vehicles” helped overcome winter weather on the East Coast, Bloomberg News reported.
“The harsh weather didn’t stop the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger” from posting their best first-month sales ever—with both of these large, rear wheel drive cars bucking trends thanks to low gas prices, Torque News said.
The Charger and Challenger, along with the Dodge Journey, were among “nine FCA vehicles that set records” for the month of January, the Detroit News reported. Others were the Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass, and the Ram pickup, Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City, the Detroit News said.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Fiat Chrysler sold 155,037 vehicles in January, compared with 145,007 for the month last year, “extending the Italian-U.S. auto maker’s sales gains streak.” “The red-hot Jeep brand and sales of Ram pickups” helped the automaker keep its impressive monthly sales streak alive, the Detroit Free Press said.
The Associated Press reported that Fiat Chrysler’s January U.S. sales “rose a healthy 7 percent.” USA Today noted that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, in posting its 70th straight month of U.S. sales gains in January,
“outpacing the overall industry and analyst expectations.”
Automotive News reported that FCA’s “Dodge brand saw its sales rise 19 percent” over a year ago, Jeep sales climbed 15 percent and Ram sales rose 5 percent.