FCA US LLC (Fiat Chrysler) and Ford Motor Co. today posted single-digit sales increases for the month of June, while General Motors Co. saw sales drop 3 percent.
FCA reported an 8 percent increase in sales (185,035 units) when compared to sales in June 2014. The Chrysler brand saw the largest sales increase of any FCA US brand, with a 28 percent sales increase year over year.
Seven Chrysler vehicles set records in the month of June, including the Chrysler 200, Dodge Journey crossover, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot, Dodge Challenger, and Ram ProMaster.
Ford Motor Co. saw a sales increase of 2 percent (225,647 units) when compared to June 2014. Ford brand SUV sales were up 10 percent (64,885 units) year over year, the best June sales results since 2002.
“Strong retail momentum continues building for our newest vehicles — including F-150, Mustang, Edge, and now Explorer,” says Mark LaNeve, vice president of U.S. marketing, sales, and service for Ford.
Mustang sales were up 54 percent year over year, representing the vehicle’s best June performance since 2007.
General Motors Co., citing a decline in fleet sales, says sales were down 3 percent year over year. However, the Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Camaro, GMC Acadia, and Cadillac CTS sedan saw sales hikes in June.
“We just wrapped up the U.S. auto industry’s best six months in a decade, driven by strong demand for pickups and crossovers,” says Kurt McNeil, U.S. vice president of sales operations for GM. “People feel good about their jobs and the direction the economy as a whole is taking, so the second half of the year should be strong too.”â€‹