Fiat Chrysler sales slid for a ninth consecutive month in May, easing 0.9 percent, as the automaker continues to wean itself off of fleet sales and the once-unstoppable Jeep sales juggernaut remained stuck in reverse.
FCA's sales totaled 193,040 units in May, including 40,813 fleet sales, or 21 percent of the monthly total. The company said it ended the month with 507,589 unsold vehicles in inventory, a 66-day supply and its lowest inventory level since September 2014.
Ram sales were a bright spot, as they have been for months, rising 18 percent. Strong incentives helped the brand's pickups top Chevrolet's Silverado sales for the third consecutive month and put Ram on a pace to finish the year as the country's second-best-selling truck for the first time in its history. Both of the brand's commercial vans also recorded double-digit gains for the month.