Auburn Hills, Mich. • Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years.
The automaker said Friday that it sold 167,667 vehicles in the U.S. during the month compared with 140,102 in the prior-year period.
Jeep sales surged 41 percent. That's the best July performance for the brand ever. The Fiat, Dodge and Chrysler brands also posted sales increases for the month.
The Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Compass, Dodge Dart, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey and Ram Cargo Van each recorded their best July sales ever. And the Fiat 500L set a new all-time monthly sales record in July.