Thanks to brand such as Chrysler, Jeep and Ram, Chrysler Group was able to post a 30 percent increase in May sales. Chrysler brand appears to be the most popular in May as its sales surged 81 percent. Jeep sales increased 24 percent, while Ram posted a 23 percent increase. The Fiat 500 becomes more popular in the United States, as sales increased 128 percent to 4,000 units.
Sales of the Chrysler 200 mid-sized sedan also increased by 87 percent to 13,250 units. "In spite of a tremendous amount of global economic uncertainty, the U.S. vehicle sales industry continues to power ahead," said Reid Bigland, the head of Chrysler's U.S. sales operations, said in a statement. Chrysler's U.S. sales have increased 33 percent this year to 689,257 units.
According to Autonews, Chrysler has also been helped in May by vehicles such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV, as well as fleet orders and some of the industry's highest retail discounts. And the games are starting to be even harder as the Japanese competitors are back fully in the marketplace. According to Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, it is comething that Chrysler have not had to deal effectively with over the last 12 months.