When you think of the word ‘Minivan’ one of the most cliché response is lame. It is the car of the parent; one that is safe. It’s boring for the younger generation who want something with power and looks. While the recent years have been kind to the minivan, they haven’t been able to shake the notion that the class is lame in general. Is the Chrysler Pacifica finally starting to turn that idea around?
A new article on Time credits the Pacifica with starting a “minivan renaissance.” The downfall of the minivan really started when the SUV took the place of it as the default family vehicle. Gas prices falling also helped spur the SUV to the dominant place it is at today. The trend, however, seems to be decreasing as the minivan is picking up steam at the sales.
The minivan is growing at a pace faster than almost any other class. Sales are up 21% in 2016. SUVs on the other hand are seeing a decrease in sales. Why is this happening? The Chrysler Pacifica is one of the most notable minivans today. With the marketing establishing the Pacifica as the cool van for younger families, it might be making the impact to help the segment.
What do you think? Do you think that the Chrysler Pacifica is what the minivan segment needs to gain a positive sales trend for the industry?
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.
November was a good month for Chrysler. That’s been the headline for a while now. Every month is a look at just how excellent Chrysler did. Ever since the company has come back from the brink of bankruptcy, they’ve been making tremendous gains. This last November is no different. What is most interesting, however, about their sales in November is how it compares to the rest of the industry.
Larry P. Vellequette opens his piece on Autonews with one simple word to describe Chrysler’s November and that is “Stunning.” Chrysler had a 20-percent increase in sales last month. That’s not all, there’s even more stunning numbers.
Last month, 57,466 new vehicles were sold in the US. Of that number, 50.2 percent were sold at a Chrysler dealership.
Chrysler had 11 of their vehicles across the span of their line-ups set record sales.
Chrysler clearly has a fire behind it at the moment. They’ve been pushing the advantage and with new vehicles like the 2015 Chrysler 200 and Jeep Cherokee on the market the automaker is making tremendous gains. Here’s hoping they can keep it up.