Chrysler sales soar in May

June 3, 2013 12:00 AM

The month of May has come to a close, and it ended with a bang for Chrysler. Helped by the recovering economy and rising consumer confidence, the manufacturer posted its best May sales since 2007. This also marks the 38th consecutive month of sales gains for the brand. 

Success was spread out across several Chrysler models. Ram Truck sales increased 24 percent, the largest of any segment, while models from Jeep, Dodge and FIAT also saw a bump in sales. 

"Our best May sales in six years enabled us to extend our sales streak to 38 consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains," said Reid Bigland, head of U.S. sales for Chrysler. "We continue to see strong retail sales throughout our product lineup as eight Chrysler Group vehicles set sales records in May, including best sales ever by the Jeep Wrangler and Compass." 

The growing number of Chrysler vehicles being sold may be a reflection of good things in the U.S. economy and auto industry, but it also can be positive for drivers. An influx of new cars on the roads could give way to more used vehicles becoming available for purchase, allowing drivers to snatch up quality models that just need a bit of vehicle maintenance to continue performing at a high level. 

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