2015 was a big year for cars. One of the biggest, as we highlighted earlier, the Dodge SRT Charger Hellcat was the Digital Trends Best Car of the Year. The Hellcats certainly were the biggest and most talked about vehicles of 2015. Going by sales, however, tells a different story for 2015. It seems this was the year of the minivan.
Chrysler and Dodge minivans led the nation in combined minivan sales. While the year started out smaller for the minivans, the end of the year turned it around. Over 167,000 Dodge and Chrysler minivans were sold in 2015, giving both companies some of their best months ever for their respective minivans.
In fact, the Chrysler Town and Country had the largest year-over-year sales growth of any other Fiat-Chrysler vehicle in the US. The increase for the US was 20% in November alone. It was a really good year for the Town and Country.
Not too shabby for a vehicle that is usually spoken of with a hint of despair under the breath due to the stereotypical nature of the minivan. The minivan has been around since the early 1980’s and who would’ve thought that it would be 2015 that ended marking one of its biggest years? The future is bright for the minivan as Chrysler will be looking to make some revisions and introduce a possible new face and a new look going forward.
June was an exceptional month for Chrysler. As has been consistent, the month showed that Chrysler has been growing strength with each passing month and this previous month is no difference.
The month as a whole was the best June that FCA has had since 2006. The company experiences a 8% sales growth from the previous month with 185,035 vehicles going out the door in the whole month. Here is the break down on which vehicles helped the automaker maintain a positive sales increase and get that best June sales ever.
Jeep has always been the strongest part of the whole FCA family. In June, the Jeep brand had their best June ever. They sold 71,529 vehicles as an increase of 25% from the previous month. The all-new Jeep Renegade maintained solid sales with 4,858 sold.
Other winners of the month include the Dodge Journey which had its best month ever. The Ram ProMaster is continuing to find its way into drivers and fleets. Overall, it was a month that showed there is still plenty of interest growing in Ram’s trucks and the minivan.