FCA Canada Inc. has reported that May 2015 was the best sales month in its 90-year history. Having previously sold 31,498 vehicles in May 2014, FCA Canada moved 31,617 in May of 2015. Monthly sales records were set for Jeep, Ram, Jeep Cherokee, and Ram pickups while general sedan sales increased 15%. Overall, it was a benchmark year at FCA, and it’s pretty easy to see why.
The COO of FCA Canada, Dave Buckingham, adds that during this month, the company experienced “temporary constraints” on a few of its “highest-selling products.” This only makes more impressive the fact that May 2015 was the strongest month in FCA Canada’s history. It also, Buckingham says, comes after FCA Canada invested $2 billion in its minivan program, and renovated its Windsor Assembly Plant.
The Details of FCA Canada’s Best-Selling Month
The Jeep brand sold 9,527 units in May 2015, marking its 15 month of overall sales gains. Jeep Cherokee had its best-ever month by selling 3,312 units, a huge jump over the 2,208 units sold in May of the prior year. Additionally, the Jeep Grand Cherokee moved 1,426 units, setting a record for a best-selling full-size SUV in Canada.
May 2015 was also a record month for Ram, selling 10,040 of its versatile and durable trucks. In terms of Ram pickups, 9,418 were sold in FCA’s banner month, an all-times sales record.
As mentioned above, sedan sales increased 15% over May 2014; that’s a total of 4,688 units sold in 2015 over the 4,081 units in 2014. The Chrysler 200 sold the most, sitting at 1,398 units this May, significant;y increasing the 986 in May 2014. The Dodge Challenger was another monthly record-setter with 566 units sold, more than doubling the 204 units in May of the previous year, a massive increase.
Who is FCA Canada?
FCA Canada Inc. was founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925. It is based in Windsor, Ontario, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA US LLC. FCA Canada has around 440 dealers, and its assembly plants produce the Chrysler Town & Country, the Dodge Grand Caravan and Charger, the Chrysler 300, and the Dodge Challenger. It runs an aluminum-casting plant in Etobicoke and an R&D center in Windsor. It is the seventh-largest automaker in the world. It can be found in the NYSE as FCAU.