The Chrysler brand saw its sales increase by 32 percent while retail sales of Dodge’s muscle cars improved by 29 percent and Durango sales increased by an astonishing 61 percent. If you needed any more convincing that SUVs are the true moneymakers, this should lay any doubts to rest. Over at GM, Cadillac’s Escalade was also a strong performer.
FCA says that its group sales reached 469,651 vehicles, with 19 percent of these vehicles being made up by fleet sales, which saw a commercial sales increase of 24 percent year-on-year. The Gladiator has performed well too, posting best-ever figures of 18,822 vehicles, an increase of 23 percent compared to the first quarter of 2020. March was also the Gladiator’s best sales month since its launch.