RAM and Jeep… FCAs moneymakers continue to sell well. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Mar. 1, 2017 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X2 in Laredo trim with the std. 3.6L V6 mated to an 8-Speed AT- $31,390 incl. the $995 D&H fee is rated at 19/26 mpgUS city/highway. FCA February 2017 Sales Overview FCA reported U.S. sales of 168,326 vehicles, down 10.1 percent below the 187,318 sold in February of 2016. In February, fleet sales of 44,898 vehicles were down 26 percent year yet still represented 27 percent of total FCA US sales in February. FCA US retail sales of 123,428 vehicles was down 3 percent for the month, and represented the rest. YTD sales of 320,544 vehicles is down 10.6 percent below the 358,670 sold through the same period of 2016. FCA February 2017 Sales Highlights Ram sales were up 3.6 percent in February while the Ram pickup truck experienced sales of 39,046 in February, up 5.3 percent over the 37,087 sold in February of 2016. The Pickups YTD sales of 72,815 is up 4.5 percent over the 69,651 sold during the same period of 2016. Jeep saw the Grand Cherokee – the brand’s volume leader for the month – achieve sales of 18,925 vehicles, up 11.4 percent over the 16,990 sold in February of 2016. YTD sales of 36,226 is up an even stronger 17.0 percent over the 30,965 sold through the same period of 2016. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee U.S. February 2017 Sales vs. February 2016 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 18 Automobile Manufacturers GM February 2017 Sales Up 4.2% with 237,388 Vehicles sold Ford February 2017 Sales Down 4.0% with 208,440 Vehicles sold Toyota February 2017 Sales Down 7.2% with 174,339 Vehicles sold FCA February 2017 Sales Down 10.1% with 168,326 Vehicles sold Nissan February 2017 Sales Up 1.2 % with 122,003 Vehicles sold Honda February 2017 Sales Up 2.3% with 121,686 Vehicles sold Hyundai February 2017 Sales were flat with 53,020 Vehicles sold Subaru February 2017 Sales Up 8.3% with 45,500 Vehicles sold Kia February 2017 Sales Down 14.2% with 42,673 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz February 2017 Sales Up 6.8% with 27,383 Vehicles Sold VW February 2017 Sales Up 12.7% with 25,145 Vehicles sold BMW February 2017 Sales Down 2.5% with 24,712 Vehicles sold Mazda February 2017 Sales Up 5.9% with 22,824 Vehicles sold Audi February 2017 Sales Up 17.3% with 13,741 Vehicles sold Mitsubishi February 2017 Sales Up 38.8% with 10,924 Vehicles sold Jaguar/Land Rover February 2017 Sales Up 16.4% with 9,231 Vehicles sold Volvo February 2017 Sales Down 11.6% with 4,651 Vehicles sold Porsche February 2017 Sales Up 2.1% with 3,637 Vehicles sold In February, BMW moved ahead of Mazda, Mitsubishi moved ahead of Jaguar/Land Rover, and Volvo moved ahead of Porsche. In terms of Market Share, GM was a clear winner in February with a 0.9 percent gain over February of 2016. Nissan was up 0.5 percent while both Kia and Toyota took a 0.5 and 0.8 percent hit respectively. Regarding segment sales totals, Silverado and Sierra outsold the F-Series. Consider the Niro’s first full month sales totals. From nothing to the 4th best-selling Hybrid in the country! The Prius moved back ahead of the surprisingly strong Fusion Hybrid. Remember the Fusion Hybrid outsold the Prius last month for the first time in history. YTD, sales of the Prius (9,971) are ahead of the Fusion Hybrid (9,795) by just 176 vehicles. With the Ioniq entering the C-segment hatch hybrid space, the Prius may lose more sales than the midsize sedan based Fusion Hybrid. It will be a very interesting year based on the monthly and yearly sales results. February sales exceeded 17 million vehicles for the eighth straight month although February sales were off 0.01 million vs. February of 2016. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles was approximately 17.5 million vehicles.