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NEW YORK, NY USA
NEW YORK, July 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaimlerChrysler AG (NYSE:
DCX), the third largest U.S. auto maker, today reported total group sales
of 202,936 passenger vehicles in the U.S. for June 2007, a 2 percent
decrease compared to June 2006. All sales figures in this release are on an
unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted.
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Chrysler Group, consisting of the Chrysler, Jeep(R) and Dodge brands,
posted sales of 183,347 vehicles in the U.S., a 1 percent decline in June.
Spurred by the "Maximize Your Miles" ad campaign which highlights the fuel
efficiency of its new cars and small SUVs; Chrysler Group combined car
sales increased 55 percent for the month. In addition, led by the sales
momentum of the Jeep Wrangler, total Jeep brand sales rose 19 percent in
June. Following its most aggressive product launch in company history of 10
all-new vehicles in 2006, Chrysler Group continues its product offensive
with the launch of eight all-new vehicles in 2007.
MBUSA's sales highlights for the month include gains from the
entry-level of the Mercedes portfolio, the C-Class, to its high-end
CL-Class. Compared to June of last year, C-Class sedans posted a 12 percent
increase (4,776 vs. 4,250 units), and CL-Class coupes recorded a 322
percent jump (266 vs. 63 units). Year-to-date, MBUSA recorded its best
first-half of the year ever with 118,240 units sold in the first six months
of the year, a 3 percent increase over the same period last year.
Detailed vehicle sales information for MBUSA and Chrysler Group will be
announced later today in separate press releases issued by the groups. June
2007 had 27 selling days and June 2006 had 26 selling days.
DaimlerChrysler AG U.S. Sales Summary Through June 2007
Month Sales % Sales CYTD %
Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Curr Yr Pr Yr Change
CHRYSLER GROUP 183,347 185,946 -1%
1,113,093 1,129,546 -1%
MERCEDES-BENZ USA 19,589 20,802 -6% 118,240 114,935 3%
DAIMLERCHRYSLER 202,936 206,748 -2%
1,231,333 1,244,481 -1%
Selling Days 27 26 154 152
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