Fiat Chrysler reports May U.S. sales up 2% to 218,702 vehicles
It was the best May ever for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the highest level of May sales for the Dodge Charger in six years, Fiat Chrysler said in a statement. Overall, total sales rose 2% to 218,702 vehicles. Fleet represented 31% of total sales during the month. On a year-to-date basis, fleet accounted for 22 percent of sales. "On a year-over-year basis we have increased our average transaction prices by more than $3,000 a vehicle and still managed some notable sales increases," said Reid Bigland, U.S. Head of Sales. "In its first full month on sale, our all new Jeep Gladiator pickup truck delivered more than 2,500 vehicle sales, our Ram pickup truck sales soared 33 percent and the Jeep Grand Cherokee delivered its best May sales ever."