Chrysler Group posted net income of $1.7 billion in 2012, nearly 10 times the company's $183 million profit in 2011.
The healthy results topped a triumphant year for Chrysler, which:
Was the only one of the Detroit 3 to gain market share in the United States in 2012. Its share rose from 10.7 percent in 2011 to 11.4 percent last year.
Boosted its U.S. sales 21 percent last year, mainly on the strength of its revived car lineup. The overall U.S. market gained 13 percent.
Increased net revenue 20 percent last year to $65.8 billion.
Delivered more than 2.4 million vehicles worldwide in 2012 -- a 20 percent increase from 2011 -- including vehicles it made for other automakers, such as parent company Fiat S.p.A. In 2011, it delivered 2.0 million vehicles worldwide.
The numbers also sparkled in the fourth quarter:
Net income rose 68 percent from last year to $378 million.
Revenue grew 13 percent to $17.2 billion.
Chrysler reported year-end cash of $11.6 billion, up from $9.6 billion one year ago.
Finally, the automaker sees good times ahead. In 2013, the company predicts net income will reach about $2.2 billion, revenue will rise to between $72 billion and $75 billion, and worldwide vehicle deliveries will hit 2.65 million.