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Chrysler Sales Outside North America Surpass 2006 Total

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler LLC year-to-date sales for markets outside North America increased 16 percent to 216,214 units, exceeding last year’s total sales (206,925 units). For the month of November, sales were up 4 percent to 19,588 units, and brought the number of consecutive months for year-over-year sales gains to 30. This November marked the best November ever outside North America, beating the previous record of 19,069 units set in 1996.

January through November, sales in all regions achieved noteworthy growth, with the Middle East / Northern Africa region making the greatest improvements. Sales for the month nearly doubled to 2,006 units, and year-to-date sales have increased 68 percent (19,177 units).

Jeep brand models accounted for a large portion of the growth in this region, while established favorites also played a key role. Chrysler PT Cruiser sales in the region have increased more than 10 times to reach 3,509 units year-to-date, complementing the success of newer models, like Jeep Wrangler, which sold roughly 2,100 units – an increase of 176 percent.

As indicated by the Middle East performance, Jeep brand sales continued to be strong, with an increase of 14 percent year-to-date (88,009 units) outside North America. Dodge brand sales continued to grow at an accelerated pace as well. Sales for the brand exceeded 50,000 units so far in 2007, and have roughly doubled last year’s sales during the same time period. Chrysler brand sales have declined for the year, but sales for some Chrysler models have been increasing rapidly. Two Chrysler vehicles are among the Company’s top-five sellers, and sales for the Chrysler 300C have climbed 13 percent through November.

Chrysler LLC sells and services vehicles in more than 125 countries around the world, and Chrysler sales outside North America currently account for approximately eight percent of the Company’s total global sales. Vehicles available range across all three Chrysler brands, with limited availability on some trucks and SUV models. The Company’s operations outside North America have been experiencing year-over-year sales increases since 2004, and will continue to increase the number of product offerings, powertrain options and RHD availability through 2007.

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(Dec 7, 2007)


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