Gurnee Dodge is Happy to Announce that Chrysler Group LLC Reports June 2011 U.S. Sales Increase

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Retail sales surge 46 percent in June compared with same month a year ago; best retail sales month of the year

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At Gurnee Dodge - the leading Chrysler dealership in Gurnee, Illinois and surrounding areas - the professionals on the sales team were not surprised that Chrysler Group reported yet another month of increased sales. June was the 15th consecutive month of sales increases for the rebounding car company.

Chrysler Group’s new fuel-efficient models played a big role in the June sales increases. Models like the new 2011 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan, the new 2011 Jeep Compass compact SUV, and the new 2012 Fiat 500 city car were among some of the leaders in this respect.

“Thanks to our alliance with Fiat, we now have 12 models that have EPA-rated highway fuel economy of 25 miles per gallon or higher, and four of those models get 30 mpg or more,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Head of U.S. Sales.

“This business is all about product and consumers are rapidly discovering everything we now have. Each Chrysler Group brand is contributing to our success and driving our 46 percent retail sales growth.”

U.S. sales were 120,394, a 30% increase compared with sales in June 2010 (92,482 units), and the best June sales since 2007.

All Jeep and Ram Truck brand models contributed to the 30% June sales increase, including the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the 2011 Ram pickup truck.

Eight of the new 12 models for 2011 are equipped with Chrysler Group’s new engine, the Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6. The engine was recently recognized by the editors of Ward’s AutoWorld magazine as one of the “Ten Best” for 2011.

The Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in June. The Jeep brand’s 74% increase was the largest of the Chrysler Group brands. The fact that all three are doing so well is an indicator of the company as a whole and all they are doing to make better cars, trucks and crossovers.

Local residents who are interested in learning more about the Jeep Grand Cherokee are encouraged to stop by Gurnee Dodge. They have a great selection of new and used Jeeps for sale in Gurnee, Illinois, and their service is tough to beat.

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