- Solid calendar-year-to-date sales of 210,702
- Jeep(R) Wrangler up 55 per cent; Jeep Liberty up 24 per cent
- Dodge Grand Caravan continues strong showing - up three per cent
- Dodge Journey No. 1-selling crossover in Canada
WINDSOR, ON, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - Chrysler Canada today announced sales of
15,560 for the month of November (November 2007: 18,445), with calendar
year-to-date sales of 210,702 compared to 213,729 in the same period last
year. "With only one month remaining, Chrysler Canada is on track for another
solid year," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO of Chrysler Canada. "The
credit crisis is creating a very challenging economic environment right now.
However our current product line up is well-suited for the Canadian
marketplace and will carry us through this difficult period."
November Sales Highlights
Overall Jeep(R) brand sales were up 11 per cent calendar-year-to-date,
led by strong showings from the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Liberty. Jeep Wrangler
sales increased 55 per cent in November compared to 2007, with unit sales of
1,066 (2007: 690). Jeep Liberty sales rose 24 per cent for the month, to 813
units (2007: 656).
The Dodge Journey once again held leadership of the Canadian crossover
segment, with strong sales of 1,326 units. Carrying up to seven passengers,
the Journey unites the best of the compact car, SUV and minivan segments into
an affordable, fuel-efficient package.
Canada's most popular minivan, the Dodge Grand Caravan, achieved an
increase of three per cent over November 2007 to 3,039 units (2007: 2,942).
For the January through November period, Dodge Grand Caravan has grown sales
by 42 per cent compared to the same timeframe last year.
December Sales Promotions
Chrysler Canada will continue the popular Employee Pricing discount on 27
unique 2008 and 2009 model Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles through January
Zero per cent purchase financing has been expanded to a total of 14
different models, including 0% purchase financing up to 84 months on the 2009
Chrysler 300 and 300C, and the 2009 Dodge Charger.
"Canadians really appreciate the no-haggle quality of Employee Pricing,"
said Dave Buckingham, Vice President of Sales. "Our special zero per cent
purchase financing, together with the Employee Pricing Program, create a
one-two punch that knocks the competitors out of the running in the
The combination of Employee Pricing with cash allowances equals total
discounts of up to $15,000 off the manufacturer's suggested retail price
(MSRP) on vehicles such as the all-new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, winner of AJAC's
2009 Pickup Truck of the Year. Other eligible vehicles include Canada's
best-selling minivan, the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan, including the new 25th
Anniversary Edition of the Dodge Grand Caravan which provides $1,400 of
content for no extra charge; and the 2008.5 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel.
Chrysler Canada now offers 12 vehicles for under $20,000, including the
2009 Dodge Caliber starting as low as $13,489 or $96 bi-weekly. Other vehicles
available for under $20,000 are the Dodge Dakota, Dodge Charger, Dodge
Avenger, Dodge Journey, Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Jeep
Wrangler, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Chrysler Sebring Sedan, and Chrysler Sebring