AUBURN HILLS, MI – The Chrysler Group reported that its Five Star dealers sold 10,393 Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles (CPOV) in April 2007, a 2-percent decline from the same month last year (2006: 10,586). However, year-to-date sales were up 6 percent to 42,623 units (2006: 40,357).
For the month, Chrysler brand sales declined 7 percent to 3,580 units. Jeep brand sales increased 8 percent to 2,500 units and Dodge brand sales dipped 2 percent to 4,313 units. Vehicle sales highlights for the month include the Chrysler 300/300C up 45 percent; the Chrysler Pacifica up 7 percent and the Jeep Liberty up 17 percent. Dodge Magnum sales also increased 29 percent year-to-date.
"April was a soft month industry-wide for used-vehicle sales," said Peter Grady, director, DaimlerChrysler Motors Remarketing.
For a vehicle to be certified under the Chrysler Group's used-vehicle program, it must be a 2002 through 2007 model preowned vehicle with less than 65,000 miles and pass a 125- point inspection. The Chrysler Group's CPO vehicles are backed by an eight- year/80,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, 24-hour, 365-day full roadside assistance with a $35 per day rental car allowance and a three-month or 3,000- mile Maximum Care warranty, in addition to a Carfax Vehicle History Report and buyback guarantee.