Chrysler kept rolling along selling units at a brisk pace last month by increasing its July sales by 13% over the same month in 2011. This July is the American automaker’s strongest since 2007.
The car maker’s strong showing last month was not due to any one trick pony. Three vehicles were the main driver of Chrysler’s growth, the Dodge Journey that was up 69 percent, the Chrysler 300 sedan, up 41 percent, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, up 22. Talking about the impressive July, Reid Bigland, head of U.S. sales, said, “July was another solid month for Chrysler Group as we again demonstrated our disciplined and methodical approach to growing sales and profits.”
This is great news for Chrysler, even as its financing unit is in transition, given that Ally and Chrysler are parting ways in 2013. Chrysler’s strong showing stands in sharp contrast to the other two big American automakers. Sales for General Motors and Ford both decreased last month.