Chrysler Corp. said that with six weeks remaining in the model year, its truck sales have already set a model year record for the U.S. market, tallying 1,192,747 units.
The sales breaks the old mark of 1,190,746 set in 1993.Full model year sales for the period Oct. 1, 1993, to Sept. 30, 1994, are expected to surpass 1,300,000 units.
Chrysler's pickups, wagons, sport utilities, minivans and vans posted its best month in history in March with sales of 141,715 and recorded its best quarter in history during the second quarter this year with 396,438 units sold, the second consecutive time and third time in history topping 300,000 units.
Chrysler's truck sales were up 15 percent over model year '93. The company has posted six consecutive monthly sales records and nine straight quarterly records.
The Dodge Ram pickup posted sales 149 percent higher than one year ago, Dodge Ram Wagon 54 percent, Jeep Grand Cherokee 38 percent, Chrysler Town & Country 34 percent, Jeep Wrangler 19 percent, Dodge Ram Van 9 percent, Dodge Caravan 3 percent, and Plymouth Voyager 2 percent.