DaimlerChrysler Canada today reported October deliveries of 18,603 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles — about the same as the 18,775 vehicles sold in the same month one year earlier.
The company’s retailers across Canada sold 231,019 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles in the first ten months of this year, an increase of 5.9 per cent over the 218,170 vehicles they sold in the January-through-October period of 1999.

DaimlerChrysler’s dealers delivered 13,008 Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler trucks in October — an increase of 1.0 per cent over the 12,882 sold in the same month last year. Year-to-date deliveries of 162,101 trucks were 8.2 per cent higher than the 149,824 sold in the corresponding period last year.

Sales of 1,168 Dodge Dakota pickup trucks set a record for the month — up 5.1 per cent over the previous record 1,111 Dakota pickups sold in October, 1997. Combined October deliveries of 3,504 Dodge and Jeep sport utility vehicles also set a record for the month.

“In addition to the milestone delivery of our one millionth minivan in Canada on October 12, DaimlerChrysler Canada’s October sales included accelerating deliveries of DaimlerChrysler’s all-new 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans,” R. M. (Larry) Latta, Vice President — Sales and Service, stated.

“Chrysler PT Cruiser sales were also up over September, and our all-new 2001 Chrysler Sebring sedans and coupes are gaining sales momentum,” Mr. Latta said.

October deliveries of 5,595 passenger cars compared with the 5,893 sold in the same month one year earlier. January-through-October deliveries of 68,918 cars were off slightly from the 68,346 delivered in the first ten months of 1999.

Chrysler brand sales of 7,404 units in October increased 25.2 per cent over the 5,993 sold in the same month last year, while Dodge brand sales of 129,498 were 13.0 per cent higher than the 114,631 sold in October, 1999.

DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc.

Monthly Retail Deliveries

October, 2000

Current Year Prior Year Difference
Passenger Cars
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Month 5,595 5,893 -5.1%
Calendar Year 68,918 68,346 0.8%

Trucks
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Month 13,008 12,882 1.0%
Calendar Year 162,101 149,824 8.2%

Cars & Trucks
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Month 18,603 18,775 -0.9%
Calendar Year 231,019 218,170 5.9%

Chrysler Brand
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Month 7,404 5,993 25.2%
Calendar Year 78,691 56,718 38.7%

Dodge Brand
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Month 9,632 10,424 -7.6%
Calendar Year 129,498 114,631 13.0%

Jeep Brand
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Month 1,564 2,191 -28.6%
Calendar Year 22,548 25,034 -9.9%

DAIMLERCHRYSLER CANADA CONSOLIDATED OCTOBER SALES

DaimlerChrysler Canada’s consolidated October sales totaled 20,357 compared with the 20,849 vehicles sold in the corresponding month one year earlier.

“The 2001 Model Year got off to a solid start with higher Chrysler Group October truck sales, and all-time record Mercedes-Benz sales for the month”, E. H. Brust, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc., said.#

Month/Year Sales                October 2000            October 1999
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Total DaimlerChrysler Canada 20,357 20,849

Total Passenger Cars 6,358 6,595

Total Chrysler Group Cars
(includes Prowler, Viper) 5,595 5,893

Total Mercedes-Benz
Cars/SUV 1,131 1,054

Total Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep
Trucks 13,008 12,882

Total Freightliner/Sterling(x)
Commercial Vehicles 623 1,020

(x)Preliminary