Fiat Chrysler Group Fin­ish 2013 in Style

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Fiat Chrysler has con­firmed its standing as one of the fastest ex­pand­ing au­to­mo­tive groups in Aus­tralia af­ter break­ing mul­ti­ple sales records and achiev­ing dou­ble and triple digit growth across its brands for the 2013 cal­en­dar year.

The group fin­ished the year with sales of 33 968 units — an in­crease of 10 229 units, or 43 per cent, on 2012. Jeep sold 22 170 ve­hi­cles, an im­prove­ment of 23 per cent on the pre­vi­ous year and the first time the brand ex­ceeded 20 000 units.

Fiat, in­clud­ing com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles, tripled its 2012 vol­ume, achiev­ing 5088 sales.

The Fiat pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cle di­vi­sion alone saw a sales in­crease of 651 per cent on 2012, earn­ing it the ti­tle of the fastest grow­ing car brand in Aus­tralia for sales vol­ume ac­cord­ing to VFACTS data.

De­cem­ber 2013 was also the strong­est sin­gle month of sales for the group, with 2611 sales for the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands and 1110 sales for the Fiat and Alfa Romeo brands.

It was the first time to­tal Fiat sales ex­ceeded 1000 in a month.

Jeep Grand Chero­kee also posted a record 1431 sales for De­cem­ber, the sixth suc­ces­sive month of more than 1000 sales in a month for the multi-award win­ning SUV.

It also fin­ished the sec­ond half of 2013 as the best-sell­ing large SUV, out­per­form­ing Ford Ter­ri­tory and Toy­ota Prado.

Fiat and Abarth 500/500C achieved more sales in De­cem­ber than for the en­tire 2012 cal­en­dar year. This re­sult also meant the iconic Ital­ian small car out­sold Mit­subishi Mi­rage and Ford Fi­esta for the month.

Fiat Chrysler Aus­tralia chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and pres­i­dent Veron­ica Johns said the re­sult val­i­dated the group’s ag­gres­sive pric­ing, broad prod­uct of­fer­ing and sup­port from the dealer net­work.

For more in­for­ma­tion on any ve­hi­cles from the Fiat Chrysler Group call into Ken Mus­ton Au­to­mo­tive, Be­nalla road Shep­par­ton. Or call Gary on 5821 6688.

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