Blog
Photography By: 
FCA stock photo

by Matt Konkle
Quadratec Channel Editor


Records fell, awards were won and Jeep soared.

In other words, November was just another sales month for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

FCA Monday reported its November sales jumped 17 percent compared to the same month a year ago, mostly thanks to the continued strength of Jeep and soaring sales from Ram. FCA’s retail sales also rose six percent and it was the company’s highest November retail sales since 2001.

"Our dealers saw steady customer traffic throughout the month and especially during the Thanksgiving weekend," Reid Bigland, FCA's head of U.S. sales, said in a statement. "We were also honored when Motor Trend named the Jeep Wrangler as the 2019 SUV of the Year and the Ram 1500 as the 2019 Truck of the Year. The awards underscore the hard work our dealers and employees have done to make both of these vehicles a success."

Overall, Jeep sales jumped 12 percent for the month to 73,784 vehicles and November marked the seventh-straight month retail sales have set a record for the brand. Leading the way for Jeep were two models that have seen a recent redesign – Cherokee and Wrangler. In all, Cherokee sales climbed 23 percent for the month while Wrangler leapt 20 percent. Compass (25 percent) and Grand Cherokee (one percent) also saw sales climb in November, but Renegade did continue its downward spiral this year by falling eight percent.

For the year, Wrangler continues to lead the way in Jeep’s overall sales growth with 220,232 units moved – a 25 percent jump over last year - while Cherokee moved into second (218,637) thanks to a 45 percent sales increase. Despite its small November climb, Grand Cherokee is still down six percent this year, and joins Renegade (down 6 percent) as the only non-discontinued Jeep vehicles not in positive territory.

Ram also scored well for FCA as its pickup put several disappointing months behind by jolting up 42 percent in November. This marked yet another monthly sales record for the automaker and the surge also put the truck back into positive territory this year - now up five percent in 2018.

Meanwhile, Ford dropped seven percent for the month off weak car sales and relatively flat truck sales (down 2.3 percent). GM no longer reports monthly sales numbers.

So far in 2018, Fiat Chrysler has sold a total of 2,038,684 vehicles, representing an 8 percent sales increase.

Tags: 

Top Jeep Articles

Reference
How and Why to Engage Your Jeep's Four Wheel Drive
  • Matt Konkle
  • January 13, 2020
Not all road, or off-road, conditions are created equal. So knowing which four-wheel-drive setting to use in those different conditions is certainly helpful. So, too, is knowing how to reach those settings.
Blog
Young Jeep Gladiator Wins 2020 North American Truck of the Year Award
  • Matt Konkle
  • January 13, 2020
Jeep's newest vehicle sold 40k units in 2019, and marked the brand's first truck since 1992.
How-tos
Installing TJ Wrangler Fishbone Fenders and Sliders
  • Scott Ammerman
  • January 8, 2020
If you are looking to retool your TJ look with some new flares and sliders, Fishbone has some pieces that are perfect for your needs.
Blog
FCA Displays Electric Jeep Wrangler 4XE Plug-In Hybrid At CES 2020
  • Matt Konkle
  • January 7, 2020
While information on FCA's first-ever electric Wrangler won't be available until March, the automaker
Reference
Installing an S&B Filters JK Wrangler Cold Air Intake
  • Scott Ammerman
  • January 6, 2020
With increased airflow over the factory intake, as well as near-perfect efficiency, the S&B Cold Air Intake is a cost-effective way to increase your vehicle's horsepower and performance.
Reference
Do I Really Need a Hardtop Seal Kit?
  • Scott Ammerman
  • January 3, 2020
These rubber pieces can be the perfect solution for those who have water leakage, or simply just loud wind noise.
Blog
FCA Reports 2019 Sales Off 1% Despite Strong Performance From Gladiator, Ram
  • Matt Konkle
  • January 3, 2020
Wrangler posts record fourth quarter numbers, but Jeep brand slows five percent for year as FCA reports mixed bag of 2019 sales.
Blog
Fiat Chrysler To Unveil New Electric Wrangler At CES 2020
  • Matt Konkle
  • January 2, 2020
Company plans to display three plug-in hybrid vehicles at annual Consumer Electronics Showcase event in Las Vegas—electrify entire product lineup by 2022.
Blog
Buchter: Proper Winching Is More Than Pushing A Button
  • Kyle Buchter
  • December 19, 2019
To get the most out of your winch, as well as that recovery, it is definitely important to learn all aspects of the device.