Jeep Sales Drop 11% in June, FCA Sales Dip 7% Overall

Year over year, sales dropped 7% at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) in June to 187,348 units. The Jeep brand posted a sales drop of 11% year over year as the Jeep Patriot showed a year-over-year sales decline of 55% and the Cherokee posted a sales drop of 27%. Grand Cherokee sales rose 21% and Renegade sales increased by 2%.

Analysts at Kelley Blue Book (KBB) had projected June sales at 187,000 units, a 7.6% year-over-year decrease. KBB also estimated an average selling price of $36,971 for June, up 5.6% year over year and down 0.6% month over month.

The company’s Jeep brand sold a total of 73,153 units in June. The Jeep Wrangler sold 18,839 units in the month, while Grand Cherokee sales rose to 20,176 units.

Ram pickup sales increased 5% in June to 43,073 units. Last year, Ram sold 41,089 pickups in June.

Year over year, sales of the company’s Chrysler brand dropped 15% as sales of the Chrysler 200 fell 76% year over year in May to 1,945. FCA continues to try to sell all dealer inventory on this discontinued model. Sales of the Chrysler 300 rose 47% to 5,355 units. The all-new Pacifica minivan posted June sales of 12,399 (up 59% year over year) and has sold nearly 60,000 units since the beginning of the year.

The company’s Dodge brand sales fell 14% year over year in June, as sales of the Dodge Caravan rose 9% to 16.210 units in the month. The company’s Journey compact sport utility vehicle saw sales decline by 51% year over year to 6,073 units sold in June.

Retail sales fell 5% year over year in June and represented 75% of all unit sales. Alfa Romeo sales rose to 1,017 in June, up 2725% year over year as sales of the new Giulia have taken off.

Chrysler’s shares traded up about 4.4% Monday morning, at $11.09 in a 52-week range of $5.45 to $11.65. The consensus price target on the stock is $11.06, according to MarketWatch.

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