2014 Jeep Cherokee, Ford Fusion Kick-Start November Car Sales


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    The 2014 Jeep Cherokee was off to a strong start in its first full month on sale. | December 03, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • Chrysler, Ford and General Motors reported strong November sales, powered by such products as the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Volt.
  • Chrysler reported a 16 percent increase in sales compared with last November and a "terrific start" to Cherokee sales.
  • General Motors delivered 212,060 vehicles in the U.S. in November, up 14 percent versus a year ago.

DETROIT — Chrysler, Ford and General Motors reported strong November sales, powered by such products as the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Volt.

Chrysler reported a 16 percent increase in sales compared with last November and a "terrific start" to Cherokee sales.

"Our all-new Jeep Cherokee is off to a terrific start with more than 10,169 units sold in its first full month on sale," said Reid Bigland, Chrysler head of U.S. sales, in a statement. "Our launch emphasis on Jeep Cherokee quality is now being rewarded with brisk sales and helping Chrysler Group achieve our 44th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales growth."

The Ram Truck brand was up 25 percent in November, compared with the same month a year ago.

Michelle Krebs, Edmunds senior analyst, said the Cherokee "looks to be a hit with more than 10,000 sold in November, a number that approached Wrangler sales levels."

She added: "Ron Burgundy's magic continued for Dodge Durango, which had another tremendous month."

Sales of the Durango were up 36 percent compared with the same month a year ago.

General Motors delivered 212,060 vehicles in the U.S. in November, up 14 percent versus a year ago.

"November sales were strong at all four of our brands, and demand was robust for everything from cars to crossovers," said Kurt McNeil, GM vice president of U.S. sales operations, in a statement.

The Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox and Volt had their best November sales ever. Volt sales were up 26 percent.

Ford said its U.S. sales increased 7 percent overall in November, propelled by strong pickup truck demand. The Ford F-Series continued its pace of selling more than 60,000 trucks for the seventh straight month. Ford Fusion sales of 22,839 vehicles for the month are up 51 percent year over year, for the car's best November ever.

Hyundai recorded a November sales record of 56,005 vehicles sold for a gain of 5 percent. Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik tweeted that November sales were "paced by red-hot Santa Fe, Accent, Elantra."

Volkswagen of America lagged the pack with a sales decline of 16 percent with 30,727 units delivered in November.

Edmunds says: The U.S. auto industry chugs into December with some powerful momentum.

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