Chrysler’s U.S. sales chief Reid Bigland will try to duplicate gains he achieved in Canada

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 15, 2011

Reid Bigland, who is responsible for the U.S. sales of Chrysler Group LLC, will attempt to duplicate the gains he achieved in Canada for the automaker. Bigland, who was named to this new job last June, had made great strides in Canada, where Chrysler has nearly matched the sales figures of the No. 2 automaker and whose market-share targets for 2014 have already been surpassed.

Bigland retained his role as chief executive of Canada operations and has additional oversight of the Dodge brand.

Sales in Canada posted a 26% gain last year while it has so far recorded a 13% increase this year. Bill Johnston, a Chrysler franchise owner and dealer council president in Canada, said that Bigland will bring what he’s done in Canada to the U.S. In particular, Johnston believes that what Bigland brings is “aggressiveness.” Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Chrysler and Fiat S.p.A., wants Chrysler U.S. sales to increase by 45% in 2011.

The rate of Chrysler’s climb through July is lower than the target. Bigland took over as the head of U.S. sales as Chrysler is preparing to bring a new small car derived from Fiat technology to showrooms next year.

Autodata Corp. said that Chrysler U.S. sales this year through July increased by 21% compared with last year. Its market share increased to 10.2% in that time from 9.3% a year ago. Under Marchionne’s November 2009 business plan, Chrysler is expected to have a market share in the U.S. of more than 13% in 2014.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Nearly all details have been set with regards to the upcoming market introduction of the new Jaguar I-Pace. Its production version was recently previewed at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto...
by - December 8, 2016
WM Motor, a new China-based automaker, recently revealed its forthcoming lineup consisting of affordable electric vehicles. While there is a company is the U.S. that has the same name, they...
by - December 8, 2016
Even when Aston Martin has been mum about the upcoming AM-RB 001 hypercar, Marek Reichman at least has something new to say. In a recent interview with Australia’s Motoring, the...
by - December 8, 2016
The people at Mercedes-Benz are rejoicing. This is simply because for the first time since 1979, Mercedes-Benz has assembled 20,000 – and still counting – examples of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class....
by - December 8, 2016
When Donkervoort Automobielen BV unveiled its Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS limited edition in May 2016, customer interest has been so overwhelming that the Lelystad, Netherlands-based carmaker sold out this one-of-a-kind vehicle...
by - December 8, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries