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/C O R R E C T I O N -- FCA US LLC/

January 3, 2020 GMT
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In the news release, FCA US Reports Fourth-quarter and Full-year 2019 Sales, issued 03-Jan-2020 by FCA US LLC over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that they have corrected Dodge Charger record sales claims. The complete, corrected release follows:

FCA US Reports Fourth-quarter and Full-year 2019 Sales

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --

FCA US LLC closed the fourth quarter and 2019 with a handful of records as America’s love of capability, power and speed pushed Ram and Jeep® to new sales levels.

Topping the year were the successful launches of the redesigned Ram Heavy Duty pickup trucks and the Jeep Gladiator. The Gladiator finished 2019 with 40,047 vehicle sales following its May debut.

U.S. sales for the fourth quarter were 542,519 vehicles, down 2 percent, while sales for the year were down 1 percent at 2,203,663 vehicles. Retail sales were 419,273 vehicles for the quarter. Fleet accounted for 22.7 percent of total sales.

The Ram brand led the portfolio with record-setting sales of 190,655 for the quarter and 703,023 vehicles for the year – an 18 percent increase over 2018. It was the highest level of sales since Ram became a standalone brand in 2009.

Jeep Wrangler, which notched a variety of records throughout the year, reported its highest fourth quarter with sales of 52,012 vehicles. Grand Cherokee reported a full-year record with sales of 242,969 vehicles.

Dodge also bucked the trend in passenger cars by turning in one of its strongest years. The Charger notched sales of 25,829 vehicles for the quarter -- the best fourth quarter for the nameplate since 2007 -- and 96,935 vehicles for the year, the best since 2013. Dodge muscle cars Charger and Challenger combined sales in the second half were a record 84,216 vehicles.

“Our dealers did an outstanding job in 2019, not only with meeting consumer demand, but also handling the introduction of the redesigned Ram Heavy Duty and new Jeep Gladiator,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “We have read the expectations that sales may slow a bit in 2020. However, we believe there is still plenty of demand in the market and we are ready for a new year.”

See the attached table for the breakdown of brand and nameplate sales.

























FCA US LLC Sales Summary Q4 2019













































Q4 Sales

Vol %

CYTD Sales

Vol %

















Model

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

Curr Yr

Pr Yr

Change

















Compass

33,263

38,493

-14%

143,934

171,167

-16%

















Patriot

6

22

-73%

27

621

-96%

















Wrangler

52,012

49,081

6%

228,032

240,032

-5%

















Gladiator

16,663

0

New

40,047

0

New

















Cherokee

42,048

59,694

-30%

191,397

239,437

-20%

















Grand Cherokee

57,929

58,255

-1%

242,969

224,908

8%

















Renegade

19,615

21,488

-9%

76,885

97,062

-21%

















JEEP BRAND

221,536

227,033

-2%

923,291

973,227

-5%

















Ram P/U

172,579

161,397

7%

633,694

536,980

18%

















ProMaster Van

15,108

15,009

1%

56,409

46,600

21%

















ProMaster City

2,968

4,301

-31%

12,920

13,788

-6%

















RAM BRAND

190,655

180,707

6%

703,023

597,368

18%

















200

3

43

-93%

48

1,043

-95%

















300

5,520

12,038

-54%

29,213

46,593

-37%

















Town & Country

1

0


5

6

-17%

















Pacifica

27,481

26,727

3%

97,705

118,322

-17%

















CHRYSLER BRAND

33,005

38,808

-15%

126,971

165,964

-23%

















Dart

2

10

-80%

15

389

-96%

















Avenger

0

0

100%

1

4

-75%

















Charger

25,829

20,918

23%

96,935

80,226

21%

















Challenger

14,298

14,403

-1%

60,997

66,716

-9%

















Viper

0

4

-100%

5

19

-74%

















Journey

12,290

16,863

-27%

74,686

94,096

-21%

















Caravan

23,245

30,992

-25%

122,648

151,927

-19%

















Durango

14,977

16,406

-9%

67,599

65,947

3%

















DODGE BRAND

90,641

99,596

-9%

422,886

459,324

-8%

















500

699

1,653

-58%

3,267

5,370

-39%

















500L

166

182

-9%

771

1,413

-45%

















500X

442

1,002

-56%

2,518

5,223

-52%

















Spider

430

600

-28%

2,644

3,515

-25%

















FIAT BRAND

1,737

3,437

-49%

9,200

15,521

-41%

















Giulia

2,328

2,586

-10%

8,704

11,519

-24%

















Alfa 4C

17

55

-69%

144

238

-39%

















Stelvio

2,600

2,999

-13%

9,444

12,043

-22%

















ALFA ROMEO

4,945

5,640

-12%

18,292

23,800

-23%

















FCA US LLC

542,519

555,221

-2%

2,203,663

2,235,204

-1%
















About FCA US LLC

FCA US LLC is a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles under the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler Corp., established in 1925 by industry visionary Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA). For the methodology of determining FCA US LLC monthly sales, click here.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the FCA Group’s current expectations and projections about future events and, by their nature, are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. They relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur or exist in the future and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on them. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in such statements as a result of a variety of factors, including: volatility and deterioration of capital and financial markets, including possibility of new Eurozone sovereign debt crisis, changes in commodity prices, changes in general economic conditions, economic growth and other changes in business conditions, weather, floods, earthquakes or other natural disasters, changes in government regulation, production difficulties, including capacity and supply constraints, and many other risks and uncertainties, most of which are outside of the FCA Group’s control.

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