Jeep volume once again exploded, Chrysler and Dodge sold plenty of minivans, and after shutting down a factory in order to clear existing inventory of the Chrysler 200 midsize sedan, the 200 plunged 68% in March 2016.
Seriously? No kidding?
Chrysler reported 19,190 200 sales in March 2015; only 6176 in March 2016. That 13,014-unit decline was worse than the collective losses reported by the other 19 vehicles on March’s list of America’s 20 most rapidly declining vehicles. A group of 19 mainly extinguished, discontinued, and on-hiatus models combined to lose 11,912 sales last month, year-over-year.
At FCA, company-wide sales grew 8% to more than 214,000 units. But if we exclude the 200 from the equation, the results appear much healthier. Non-200 FCA sales in March 2016 actually jumped 16%. After accounting for 64% of Chrysler brand sales in March 2015, the 200 was the third-ranked model in the three-vehicle Chrysler lineup in March 2016, producing only 24% of Chrysler sales.
You can always select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures from both Canada and the United States. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post, but you can also find related links at the Best Sellers page.
Source: Automakers & ANDC Vehicles which sold at least once in March 2015 but not at all in March 2016: Dodge Avenger, Chevrolet Captiva Sport, Acura TL, Acura ZDX, Honda Ridgeline, Jaguar XK, Mazda 2, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Nissan Xterra, Scion iQ, Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data.