Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' U.S. sales last month dropped 6.1 percent from a year earlier despite a record April for Ram.
Ram, up 25 percent, was the only brand that posted a sales gain in April. There were a few bright spots as the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Compass set April records.
FCA moved 173,825 units last month, a dip from the 185,099 deliveries in April 2018. FCA US said its fleet shipments rose slightly in April to roughly 43,225, or 25 percent of all light-vehicle sales, up from 23 percent of total volume in April 2018.
Brands: Jeep down 7.6%; Ram up 25%; Chrysler down 37%; Dodge down 24%; Fiat down 34%; Alfa Romeo down 14%.
Notable nameplates: Compass up 10%; Wrangler down 25%; Cherokee down 13%; Grand Cherokee up 23%; Ram pickups up 25%; Chrysler 300 down 49%; Pacifica down 31%; Durango up 25%
Incentives: $4,133 per vehicle, down 5.1% from a year earlier, ALG says
Average transaction price: $36,259 up 6.4% from a year earlier, according to ALG
Fleet mix: 25%
Market share: 12.6%
Quote: "April marks the start of the spring selling season and we anticipate strong consumer spending as we move through May," U.S. sales chief Reid Bigland said in a statement. "The industry may be shaking off the first-quarter sluggishness, but shoppers are coming into showrooms and buying. We sold more than 300 Jeep Gladiators, which are now starting to arrive in showrooms across the country, and we expect our Gladiator count to continue to rise, reflecting both ongoing demand and the fulfillment of the 4,190 orders taken in early April for the 2020 Gladiator Launch Edition."
Did you know? The Wrangler ended April with a 93-day supply, down from 112 days in the previous month.