Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The New Chrysler Posts Record Highs for July 2007 Certified Pre-owned Vehicle (CPOV) Sales

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The New Chrysler reported that its Five Star(R) dealers sold a new July record of 9,629 Certified Pre-owned Vehicle (CPOV) units, an 11 percent increase from July 2006 sales of 8,689 units. Each of The New Chrysler brands posted sales increases in July; Chrysler brand sales rose 6 percent to 3,123 units, Jeep(R) brand sales accelerated 24 percent to 2,601 units and Dodge brand sales finished the month up 8 percent to 3,905 units.

Year-to-date sales in 2007 also set a record with sales climbing 8 percent to 74,644 units, versus 2006 sales of 69,332 units. Aided by successful year- to-date sales of the Chrysler 300/300C (up 56 percent) and the Dodge Charger (up 246 percent), total Chrysler brand and Dodge brand car sales increased 6 percent and 21 percent, respectively.

"Five Star dealers have delivered another month of record sales for The New Chrysler," said Peter Grady, Director - Remarketing. "This continual dedication and impressive return from our dealers shows their commitment to their customers as well as to the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands."

In addition, The New Chrysler today will announce plans to expand its partnership with leading online used-vehicle search engines to market its "Brand Spankin' Used(R)" Certified Pre-Owned Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles. For further information please see Chrysler's Media Services Web site at

The New Chrysler offers one of the most comprehensive Certified Pre-owned Vehicle programs in the industry. For a vehicle to be certified under The New Chrysler's used-vehicle program, it must be a 2002 through 2007 model pre- owned vehicle with less than 65,000 miles and pass a stringent 125-point inspection. The New Chrysler's CPO vehicles are backed by an eight- year/80,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, 24-hour, 365-day full roadside assistance with a $35 per day rental car allowance and a three-month or 3,000- mile Maximum Care warranty, in addition to a Carfax Vehicle History Report and buyback guarantee.

Marketed as Brand Spankin' Used, The New Chrysler's CPO vehicles are sold only through Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships that have earned the automaker's Five Star certification. Five Star certification is a comprehensive validation of the dealership's facilities, operational processes, salesperson and technician training accreditation as well as customer satisfaction survey ratings. Approximately 2,100 Chrysler dealerships in the United States are certified Five Star dealers.

Chrysler LLC

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