(WINDSOR, ON) – FCA Canada is reporting March 2017 sales of 26,531 vehicles, up slightly as compared with sales in March 2016 of 26,469. Retail sales were 17,949 units in March 2017, down 362 units from March 2016.
FCA Canada fleet sales were 8,582 units, which are up 5 per cent from March 2016.
Overall, Dodge brand sales rose 27 per cent in March 2017 to 9,362 units, as compared with 7,392 sales in the same month last year. Dodge vehicles continue to resonate with Canadians, including the Canadian-made Dodge Grand Caravan, which is up 47 per cent versus March 2016, and the Dodge Journey, which is up 40 per cent.
The Brampton-built Dodge Challenger has seen sales increases throughout the first quarter of 2017, with March sales up 102 per cent versus the same month last year.
Momentum continues to build for the all-new, Canadian-made, Chrysler Pacifica, the most-awarded minivan of the year. Sales in March 2017 were 648 units, an increase of 159 units over last month’s figure.
Overall, Fiat brand sales increased 103 per cent in March 2017, versus March 2016. With its trademark Italian styling, combined with functionality, efficient design, and innovative technology, the iconic Fiat 500 saw its sales increase 59 per cent versus the same month last year.
Meanwhile, the brand’s small crossover Fiat 500X saw a sales increase of 167 per cent.