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Chrysler posts slight increase in September

A Chrysler badge is pictured on a new car at a dealership in Vienna, Virginia April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
A Chrysler badge is pictured on a new car at a dealership in Vienna, Virginia April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

AUBURN HILLS (WKZO) -- Chrysler brands posted a slight U.S. sales increase in September compared with same month a year ago.  The one-percent rise marks the automaker's 42nd consecutive month of year-over-year gains.

Dodge Durango showed the greatest percentage of increase of all Chrysler Group vehicles with a 66-percent jump.  Jeep Grand Cherokee sales were up by 19-percent making this its best September in ten years.  Fiat sales were down 24-percent, and Jeep brand vehicle sales dropped five-percent compared with September 2012.

"Even though industry sales dipped during September," says  Chrysler's head of U.S. Sales Reid Bigland, "Chrysler Group still managed to eke out a slight sales increase for the month."

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