Chrysler Canada reports best September in 10 years


Chrysler Canada announced the company's 22nd month of consecutive sales growth, reporting sales of 19,255 last month, compared with 16,135 in September 2010.

September sales were up 19 per cent versus one year ago, representing the company's best September sales since 2001.

“July 2011 marked our best July ever and now we have our strongest September in 10 years. What can I say, business is good,” said Reid Bigland, president and CEO of Chrysler Canada.

Passenger car sales doubled for the Pentastar brand in September. The automaker said sales were led by the Chrysler 200, which enjoyed 866 sales last month compared to 484 for August, 2011.

Other highlights included the Chrysler 300 up 76 per cent to 346 versus 197 from the same period a year ago and the Fiat 500 with 508 units sold.

Ram pickup truck sales continue their torrid pace with sales of 6,047 this month, representing a September sales record, as well as an increase of 35 per cent over 2010.

The only disappointing sales sector for Chrysler came in its Dodge car brand, which saw sales dip roughly 5 per cent compared to the same period a year ago.