November sales figures leave Chrysler with plenty to brag about


Twelve consecutive months of year-over-year growth. Total sales up 34 per cent in November. The highest November retail sales since 2002. Jeep brand sales up 41 per cent. Retail sales up 80 per cent making this the best November sales results since 2002.

In short, the automaker says its sales were up and due to get even better.

“We are on the home stretch of very good year,” said Reid Bigland, Chrysler Canada president in a release. “Production at our Canadian plants is up 76 per cent. Sales are up 28 per cent.”

Bigland was optimistic that with 14 new models soon to appear in Chrysler dealer showrooms, sales would get even better.

The automaker says year-to-date sales (165,993) are up 40 per cent over the same time period (117,965) in 2009, a black year for the automaker when plants were closed dues to the bankruptcy of its American parent.

The automaker went on to say that Ram Heavy Duty truck sales “surged” 296 per cent in the 11th month.

“The diesel technology we invested in the Ram Heavy Duty is really paying off,” said David Buckingham, V-P of sales. “Unlike our competitors, our truck buyers don’t have the expense of inconvenience of having to fill a separate urea tank in their vehicle.”