AUBURN HILLS, MI – Led by eight consecutive months of year-over-year improvement, Chrysler Group reported that its Five Star dealers sold a new June record of 10,146 Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle (CPOV) units, rising 6-percent above June 2005 sales of 9,603 units and establishing new quarterly and year-to-date sales records.
Second quarter sales increased 17 percent to a record 30,901 units, marking 13 consecutive quarters of year-over-year sales increases. Year-to-date 2006 sales totaled 60,674 units, establishing a new record and a 12-percent increase from year-to-date sales last year.
Chrysler brand sales rose 17 percent from June 2005, posting sales of 3,537 units. Jeep brand sales accelerated 19 percent to 2,430 units. Dodge brand sales decreased 8 percent for the month to 4,179 units; however, year- to-date sales are up 28 percent for the brand.
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, and a $35 per day rental car allowance, in addition to a CARFAX Vehicle History Report and Buyback Guarantee.
Marketed as "Brand Spankin' Used," Chrysler Group's CPO vehicles are sold only through Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge dealerships that have earned the automaker's 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.