Chrysler #1 Seller of Vehicles in Canada for Start of 2012

By:jagsingh | Date:2/2/12 11:48:48 AM
Category: New Cars

  • Chrysler begins 2012 as the #1 seller of vehicles in Canada
  • Twenty-six months of consecutive sales increases
  • Best January retail sales since 2002
  • January sales records for Ram truck, Dodge Charger, Dodge Journey and Jeep® Wrangler
  • Passenger car sales more than double
  • Chrysler brand sales triple
  • Jeep sales up 31 per cent


Chrysler Canada announced this week the company's 26th consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth. January sales were 16,584 compared to 13,587 in January 2011, representing a 22 per cent increase and the highest sales of any company in Canada. This month also marked the highest retail January sales since 2002.

“We have been the fastest growing automaker in Canada for the past two years, and it is great to start 2012 as the highest-selling vehicle company in Canada,” said Dave Buckingham, Chief Operating Officer of Chrysler Canada. “We have always been one of Canada’s highest-selling truck companies, but with our fuel-efficient passenger car sales more than doubling last month, we have become the number one seller of vehicles overall.” 

Sales Highlights:
Passenger car sales at Chrysler Canada more than doubled from 2011, with 2,527 units sold in January. This was led primarily by sales of the made-in-Canada Chrysler 300, which saw an increase of 260 per cent from the year prior with 457 sales reported in January 2012. Another strong car story was in the cards for Dodge Charger, which had sales of 670 this month, compared to 161 in 2011. This represents an increase of 316 per cent and sets a January record for Dodge Charger.

The Jeep® brand saw yet another stellar month with brand sales up 31 per cent over January 2011. The ever-popular Jeep Wrangler set a January sales record with 729 units sold, up 42 per cent from January 2011. Jeep Grand Cherokee sales were 999, compared to 759 in 2011, representing a 32 per cent increase. Jeep Compass and Patriot sales were up 57 and 19 per cent respectively with 457 and 644 sales reported in January 2012. 

Just a few months after its introduction, the all-new Ram Cargo Van experienced a great January with 475 sales. Another Ram truck record was set in January 2012 with 4,345 units, up 15 per cent over the previous record set one year ago.

Canada's best-selling crossover Dodge Journey, which is also a contender for "Utility Vehicle of the Year" in the annual AJAC (Automobile Journalists Association of Canada) competition, set a January record with 1,951 sales, representing an 11 per cent increase over 2011.

Sales Chart

January Sales

January 2012

January 2011

% Change


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Model Highlights

January 2012

January 2011

% Change


Ram Pick-up




All-time Record January

Dodge Journey




All-time Record January

Jeep Wrangler




All-time Record January

Dodge Charger




All-time Record January


As Provided By: Chrysler Group LLC

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