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Chrysler posts 14 percent increase in sales for January

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/3/2015 Conner Golden

Chrysler reported very positive numbers on the total sales from January 2015, with the best reported sales in January since 2007. Some standout winners this month helped to move total sales growth up to a 14 percent increase overall.

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2015 Dodge Challenger RT Scat Pack© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Dodge Challenger RT Scat Pack Winner: Dodge Challenger/Dodge Charger, 4,592/7,025 units sold, respectively

Bursting out of the gate, sales of the Dodge Challenger are up a whopping 87 percent, with 4,592 sold, compared to January 2014’s 2,458 sold. This may be contributed to the combination of a recent redesign, and the introduction of the high-performance SRT Hellcat Challenger model. The Challenger’s four-door sibling got a sales bump as well, with the Dodge Charger seeing a 35 percent bump year-over-year.

2015 Chrysler 200S AWD© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Chrysler 200S AWD Winner: Dodge Dart/Chrysler, 200, 8,136/14,157 units sold, respectively

Sales of the smaller Dodge Dart shot up 61 percent, likely attributed to the discontinuation of the Dodge Avenger. Chrysler’s 200 saw an admirable 30 percent year-over-year increase, with 14,157 units moved.

2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited© Provided by MotorTrend 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited Winner: Jeep brand, Up 23 Percent, 51,523 total sales

Jeep saw the best January ever, thanks in part to the new Cherokee model, with a 44 percent increase year-over-year, with 15,154 units sold. The Patriot and the Wrangler saw an increase in year-over-year sales as well, with the Patriot climbing 36% with 7,563 units, and the Wrangler posting 22% increase, moving 11,683 units. Overall, Jeep saw a total year-over-year increase of 23%.

2015 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Front Three Quarter 2© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ram 2500 Power Wagon Front Three Quarter 2 Winner: Ram pickup, up 14 Percent, 28,618 units sold

Ram pickup models continued their upward climb, with the best January sales since 1999. Ram saw an overall sales increase of 14 percent, continuing its 57 consecutive months streak of year-over-year sales gains.

2015 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Loser: Dodge Caravan/Chrysler Town & Country, down 36 and 14 percent, respectively

Jeep may have had a record January, but other Chrysler SUVs and minivans took a real hit. The Chrysler Town & Country is down by 14%, with its Dodge twin suffering a 36 percent loss in year-over-year sales.

Source: Chrysler

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Front Three Quarter View In Motion 13© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Front Three Quarter View In Motion 13
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