Chrysler de Mexico just had its best month of the year, selling 10,473 units in December 2013. U.S. auto sales dipped in the month, though Detroit enjoyed its best year since 2007.
"This month our sales were driven by Dodge Journey, Jeep Patriot, Ram Crew Cab and Fiat 500," Bruno Cattori, president and CEO of Chrysler de Mexico, said in a statement. "During 2013, we opened the Saltillo Van Assembly Plant and added a production line in the Saltillo North Engine Plant, creating new jobs and demonstrating the confidence the company has in the products assembled in Mexico."
The Dodge brand moved 3,894 units for Chrysler de Mexico, with Dodge Journey sales surging by 7 percent versus December 2012, with 1,579 units sold, according to a news release.
Jeep brand sales grew 5 percent. Jeep Patriot led the brand's sales with 984 units sold, the model's best sales month of the year.
Ram brand showed sales of 1,371. Ram Crew Cab enjoyed a sales increase of 29 percent, with 503 units sold in December. The Ram ProMaster, which is built in Mexico, sold 151 units.
FIAT and Alfa Romeo sold 1,013 units, 432 of which were sporty Fiat 500 models. Sales of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta improved 60 percent, marking its best sales month since its launch, according to the release.
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