With October in the books, U.S. sales of the Jeep Wrangler, helped by a redesigned model, have now surpassed the full-year record of 202,266 vehicles set in 2015.
Jeep's U.S. sales rose for the 10th consecutive month, and the Ram, Chrysler, Dodge and Alfa Romeo brands all posted double-digit increases, pushing FCA US sales up 16 percent in October to 177,391. But Fiat sales declined for the 30th month in a row, extending the longest negative streak in the industry. Retail sales across all brands rose 8.5 percent.
Brands: Jeep up 8.5%, Ram up 14%, Chrysler up 21%, Dodge up 38%, Alfa Romeo up 44%, Fiat down 35%
Notable nameplates: Ram pickup up 11%, Dodge Grand Caravan up 357%, Jeep Grand Cherokee up 11%, Jeep Cherokee up 15%, Jeep Compass up 26%
Incentives: $4,434 per vehicle, down 3% from a year earlier, ALG says.
Average transaction price: $34,965, up 3.7% from a year earlier, according to ALG.
Fleet mix: 20%
Inventory: 681,035 units, a 100-day supply
Did you know? Grand Caravan sales more than quadrupled for the second consecutive month in large part because the old-body minivan went on an extended production hiatus in late 2017 to be redesigned in order to meet new side airbag requirements.