AUBURN HILLS – Chrysler Group reported that its Five Star dealers sold a new August record of 9,024 units, a 19 percent increase over August 2004 sales of 7,589 units. Record year-to-date sales amounted to 71,996 units for 2005, an increase of 9 percent over year-to-date sales last year.

Chrysler brand pulled ahead of the group with a 27 percent increase to 2,920 units. Dodge sales surged 18 percent to 4,171 units and Jeep sales increased 9 percent to 1,933 units versus August sales a year ago.