Chrysler Sales Continue Rolling in April
The Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales for April were 206,546 units, an increase of 5 percent (9 percent increase unadjusted) over April 2004 sales of 189,011 units. April marks the 13th consecutive month of positive sales gains for the Chrysler Group and 18 of the past 19 months the company has achieved year-over-year monthly sales gains. Retail sales of Chrysler Group vehicles increased 8 percent compared with last year. Sales of Chrysler Group minivans, which led the industry in sales and include the exclusive Stow ’n Go seating system, increased 8 percent compared with last April. Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravan collectively achieved a 23 percent increase in retail sales compared with April 2004. Chrysler Group truck sales increased 4 percent, led by the company’s volume nameplate leader, the Dodge Ram pickup, which posted sales of 35,986 units, an increase of 4 percent vs. April 2004. Sales of the Dodge Dakota were up 11 percent compared with April 2004.