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October 2007 U.S. Sales Down 9 Percent as Industry Sales Continue Below Trend Levels
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler LLC reported U.S. sales for October 2007 of 145,316 units; down 9 percent compared to October 2006 with 159,586 units sold. All sales figures are reported as unadjusted.
* Chrysler brand car sales rise 7 percent over October 2006; led by Sebring Sedan and Convertible
* Chrysler Town & Country up 26 percent on the success of the new model
* Jeep(R) brand sales down 21 percent year-over-year, driven by planned fleet reductions
* Jeep Wrangler sales increase 8 percent versus last year
* Dodge brand car sales up 18 percent from the same period last year
* Dealer inventory down 8 percent or 469,426 units versus October 2006
- Industry-wide volume reduction and sales slow down requires plant adjustments
- Four products will be cancelled from Chrysler line-up; while adding two all-new products and two hybrid models
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler LLC today announced that it would make volume-related reductions at several of its North American assembly and powertrain plants, and eliminate four products from its line-up.
Shifts will be eliminated at five North American assembly plants which, combined with other volume-related manufacturing actions, will lead to a reduction of 8,500-10,000 additional hourly jobs through 2008.
Auburn Hills, Mich., Oct 25, 2007 - Nearly eight in 10 Americans (77 percent) plan to drive for their next family vacation – according to a national survey¹ – although nearly six in 10 Americans (59 percent) experience stress before or during a family road trip. In conjunction with the upcoming holiday season and the introduction of the all-new 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan – a virtual “family room on wheels” – Dodge commissioned a national survey to provide insight into how Americans deal with family road trips and to help prepare families for upcoming holiday travel.
Susan Foster, recognized travel expert and author, has teamed with Dodge to offer simple tips families can follow to avoid potential road trip disasters and focus on quality family time.
Auburn Hills, Mich., Oct 24, 2007 - Chrysler LLC today announced the manufacturing launch of the new 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10®, which is being built at the company’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit.
In a time when most manufacturing plants utilize hundreds of state-of-the-art robots to assemble vehicles, a unique plant in Detroit is producing hand-built performance vehicles.
Auburn Hills, Mich., Oct 24, 2007 - Is your relationship in need of a tune up because your significant other spends more time tuning out his or her vehicle than tuning in to you? If so, you’re not alone. According to a new Dodge brand survey conducted by Ipsos, 22 percent of women and 16 percent of men would rather spend an evening without their significant other than have to give up their vehicle for the same night 1.
Auburn Hills, Mich., Oct 23, 2007 - Maintaining its commercial vehicle onslaught while conquering new territory and setting new commercial standards, Dodge continues to extend its bold, Ram-tough leadership and heritage into the commercial vehicle market.
Led by three exceptionally powerful, capable and durable work trucks, the 2008 Dodge Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs – which will compete in the Class 3-5 medium-duty segments – the brand’s commercial program is anchored by the 2008 Dodge Sprinter, the market’s top-performing full-size van, and the all-new 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan cargo van.
Auburn Hills, Mich., Oct 23, 2007 - Continuing its commercial vehicle onslaught, Dodge today announced pricing for the 2008 Sprinter.
“With the most choices, features, versatility, innovations, class advantages and overall value in the full-size van segment, the 2008 Dodge Sprinter reinvents how business gets done and sets a new commercial standard,” said Mike Accavitti, Director – Dodge Brand & SRT Marketing and Communications, Chrysler LLC.
The base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2008 Dodge Sprinter Chassis Cab is $33,900, which includes $980 for destination. The MSRP for the 2008 Dodge Sprinter Cargo Van is $36,105 and the Sprinter Passenger Van is $38,935, both also include $980 for destination. All prices are based on a standard diesel engine. Dodge’s “super-size” work vans arrive later this year.
Tokyo, Oct 23, 2007 - Chrysler LLC will reconfirm its commitment to Japan and Asia at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show this week, with five vehicle premieres for the region, a new Dodge lineup for Japan, and the participation of Philip Murtaugh, CEO of Asia Operations for Chrysler. This will be Murtaugh's first speaking engagement in his new role at a major motor show, taking place within his first 30 days on the job.
While in Tokyo, Murtaugh will meet with Japanese and international media, as well as the Japanese dealer body. The Tokyo Motor Show, which takes place once every two years, has its press days on October 24-25, 2007, and is expected to draw approximately 1.5 million visitors during public days.
“The all-new 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4 achieves the SRT mission of offering benchmark performance for the best price,” said Kipp Owen, Director – SRT Engineering, Chrysler.
“With 285 horsepower under the hood, the Dodge Caliber SRT4 is a world-class entry in the sport-compact market.”
Most Powerful Mid-size Pickup in the Market
Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group has unveiled its new 2008 Dodge Dakota mid-size pickup with a new engine that not only offers 31 percent more horsepower and 13 percent more torque, but also better fuel economy and increased refinement. The new 2008 Dodge Dakota also features new exterior and interior styling, and many best-in-class capabilities. The most powerful mid-size pickup arrives in Dodge dealerships this August.
New for 2008 are striking exterior and interior enhancements that bear signature Dodge styling cues while creating a new persona for Dakota.
“The Dodge truck DNA is well-understood in the marketplace,” said Ralph Gilles, Vice President – Jeep®/Truck and Color and Trim Studios, and Specialty Vehicles, Chrysler Group Design. “We are creators of powerful trucks with a distinct flair for style and no compromise in function. We restyled our new 2008 Dodge Dakota to reflect that DNA in a package that presents a sporty lifestyle vehicle and a work truck.”
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