AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler Group reported that its Five Star dealers posted a new Certified Pre-owned Vehicle (CPOV) February sales record of 9,319 units, up 2 percent from February 2005 totals and advancing 10 percent from January 2006 results. Year-to-date sales totaled a record 17,764 units, 3 percent above year-to-date sales last year.
Chrysler Group CPOV sales grew in several key areas in February. Large vehicles made a turnaround with notable sales increases for both the Dodge Ram Truck in the large pickup segment and the Dodge Durango in the full-size SUV segment. The Jeep Liberty showed growth in the mid-size SUV segment while sales of the Chrysler Town & Country increased its share of the Minivan segment, compared to February 2005 CPOV results.
For a vehicle to be certified under the Chrysler Group's used vehicle program, it must be a 2001 through 2006 model pre-owned vehicle with less than 65,000 miles and pass a 125-point inspection. Chrysler Group's CPO vehicles are backed by an 8-year/80,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, a 3-month or 3,000-mile Maximum Care warranty, 24-hour, 365-day full roadside assistance, $35 per day rental car allowance, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report.
Marketed as "Brand Spankin' Used," Chrysler Group's CPO vehicles are sold only through Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships which have earned the Five Star Certification. Five Star Certification is a comprehensive validation of the dealership's facilities, operational processes, salesperson and technician training accreditation, as well as customer satisfaction survey ratings. Approximately 2,400 Chrysler Group dealerships in the U.S. are certified Five Star dealers.