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Chrysler Canada reports higher sales in December, year-over-year

A showroom at a GM dealership in North Vancouver is shown May 20, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
January 03, 2014 - 10:03 AM

Chrysler Canada says it sold 260,015 vehicles last year, a seven per cent increase over 2012, with strong performances from several of its brands, including its Ram pickup trucks.

Chrysler's December sales of cars, minivans, pickup trucks and other light vehicles totalled 15,445 units, a five per cent increase from 14,756 in December 2012.

It sold 5,400 Ram pickup trucks in December, up nine per cent from 4,987 in December 2012, while for the full-year Ram sales climbed 16 per cent to 78,793 from 67,634 in 2012.

Chrysler said its Jeep brand, which saw an overall 56 per cent spike in sales in December compared to a year earlier.

Sales of its Dodge Grand Caravan minivans also rose 11 per cent in December to 2,803 from 2,515 in December 2012 while sales of its Chrysler Town and Country minivans jumped 20 per cent to 218 vehicles sold last month, compared with 182 a year earlier.

Overall, sales of Chrysler Town and Countrys increased by 111 per cent last year, to 8,425 vehicles from 3,991 in 2012, the automaker says.

“2013 was a great sales year for Chrysler Canada,” said David Buckingham, chief operating officer for Chrysler Canada.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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