Chrysler sold 159,993 vehicles outside the US in the second half of 2007, an increase of 10.2% compared to the same period of 2006.

Q2 data included a 10.7% rise in Canada (70,148 units) and a 20.4% boost outside North America (61,743 units).

In line with the decline of the Mexico automotive industry during the second quarter, sales there fell 8% to 28,102 units.

"The growth in the second quarter of 2007 demonstrates that the Chrysler Group's plan for sustainable, international growth is working," said Tom LaSorda, president and CEO, Chrysler Group.

"Building on the solid sales momentum established during the first quarter of 2007, the second quarter sales increase is in line with the company's plan to double international growth in five years."

Chrysler's worldwide sales increased 3.3% during Q2 2007 to 735,837 units (2006: 712,521 units).