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Chrysler sales up 6 pct. as 2013 finishes strong; global Jeep sales set record

FILE- In this July 16, 2013, file photo, a covered vehicle sits in part of the new paint shop at Chrysler's Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. Chrysler finished 2013 with a 9 percent sales increase. The company said Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, that it sold just over 1.8 million cars and trucks last year, up from 1.65 million a year earlier. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 03, 2014 - 5:02 AM

DETROIT - Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 6 per cent last month, a sign that automakers closed 2013 with strong numbers.

The company sold just over 161,000 cars and trucks in December, up from about 152,000 a year ago.

Chrysler's Jeep brand finished 2013 up 3 per cent with more than 490,000 sales. Jeep sales worldwide set a new record. The brand was led by the new Cherokee small SUV with 15,000 sales in December.

Industry analysts expect a total U.S. sales gain of about 4 per cent in December and an annual gain of around 8 per cent. Chrysler's sales rose 9 per cent for the year. But the industry growth rate is expected to slow in 2014 to around 3 per cent.

All automakers report sales on Friday.

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