Stellantis had a bad 2022 in European sales, falling 14% and giving up market share to every manufacturer other than Jaguar and Mitsubishi. Jeep fell by 20%, the worst fall of any Stellantis brand. It was a bad year for European automakers in general. Volkswagen dropped by 6%, Renault by 3%, BMW by 5%,a and … Read more
Mopars fared reasonably well in Canadian sales for 2022, with 169,179 cars sold—a 5% gain over 2021.
The Wagoneer had a good outing with 1631 regular and 930 high-priced Grands trading hands—totaling 16,682 sales. Compare those premium cars from a standard brand to Alfa Romeo’s 911 total sales for the year. Both were up from 2021 but that makes sense, since they started production late in that year.
Despite numerous plant shutdowns and a brand-new Toyota Sienna and semi-new Kia Carnival, Chrysler managed to hold onto the minivan crown, though it was a somewhat pyrrhic victory. With sales at just under 100,000, Chrysler held steady with 2021, but every competitor plummeted in sales. The Sienna fell by 35%, despite a brand new all-hybrid … Read more
Toyota sold the largest number of cars of any brand in the US, once again, as a brand, with 1.85 million sales—down 9% but still enough to beat Ford’s 1.77 million sales (down 2%). Chevrolet, once America’s top seller by a big margin, rose to 1.50 million with a 6% gain. After that, no other … Read more
All FCA US brands were down in U.S. sales for 2022, mainly due to supply shortages.
At Jeep, the Wagoneer was a hero with 316,219 sales in its first full year, with Grand Wagoneer adding 11,736 more—and showing that you can indeed sell an expensive Jeep (other than Wranglers). The low-end Renegade, by contrast, only had 27m549 sales. The mainstream Cherokee only mustered 40,322 sales, less than the two pricey Wagoneers; it leaves production on the last day of February. The Grand Cherokee hit 223,345 despite being down 16%; Wrangler dropped 11% to 181,409; and Gladiator hit 77,855 down 13%, despite its high price and niche status.
Volkswagen sales shot up by 40% over the last month, from 165,820 in 2021 to 232,024 in 2022, giving the company a 25.5% market share—up from 20.8%. Meanwhile, Stellantis sales dropped by 1.8%, from 165,967 to 163,012, falling across its top three major brands—Peugeot, Opel, and Fiat. Citroën, which rose by 2.5%, was within 150 … Read more
Alfa Romeo has found its #1 award—in sales satisfaction, among luxury brands, according to J.D. Power. Dodge was ranked in second place in mass market brands, up nine places from 2021, while Jeep and Ram were sixth and seventh, and Chrysler was 11th. Alfa rose nine places; Dodge rose nine places; and Chrysler had the … Read more
In Europe—the EU+EFTA+UK—Volkswagen’s share rose to 23.8% of the total market, followed by Stellantis at 16.6%. Last September, those numbers were 21% and 18.4% as Stellantis lost 1.8 points of share and Volkswagen gained 2.5 points. To a degree, these changes are supply-dependent. Year to date, Stellantis’ share is far better, though lower than year-to-date … Read more
Ford introduced the Bronco as the first modern competitor to the Jeep Wrangler and, having tested them both extensively on-road and off, I can say that the Bronco is truly the best alternative to the Wrangler of the modern era. No SUV combines off-road abilities with on-road comforts as well as the Wrangler, but the … Read more
Overall, FCA US saw sales fall by 12% year-to-date from 2021, from 1,365,881 to 1,199,407 vehicles sold. Chrysler was the only brand with a net gain, thanks entirely to the Pacifica—which rose from 59,502 to 75,902 sales (including Voyager). The Toyota Sienna, which was on track to clobber the Pacifica, saw its sales falter and drop … Read more
Chrysler Canada posted a hefty 15% increase in sales for the third quarter of 2022, compared with the same quarter in 2021. Year to date, Canadian sales rose by 7% to 130,729. Year to date, every Dodge car still in production rose—but Dodge sales overall fell by 25%, because the former best seller, the Caravan, … Read more