Record July in Europe for Chrysler and Jeep Brands
Highlights DaimlerChrysler Sales Outside North America AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (PROTEXT)
Sales of the Jeep(R) Grand Cherokee and the Chrysler 300M led DaimlerChrysler's (NYSE: DCX) Chrysler and Jeep brands to their best July ever in Europe, with 10,539 cars and trucks delivered to customers, a 6 percent jump for those brands over July 1998. Chrysler and Jeep brands had double-digit or higher upswings in the United Kingdom, Greece, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland and Italy. Grand Cherokee sales outside North America in total were 4,482, a 55 percent surge over last July. Sales for the Chrysler 300M were 702, up 47 percent from July 1998. Sales outside North America for the Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep brands as a whole were down 9 percent for the month of July, with 15,983 vehicles sold, compared to 17,503 in the year earlier period. Bright spots included Puerto Rico, with sales of 615 vehicles, a 17 percent increase; Saudi Arabia, with sales of 261, a 39 percent increase over the previous year; and Kuwait, with 113 units sold, a 38 percent jump over sales in July 1998. Regionally, July sales were 2,771 in Latin America, a 25 percent decline from July 1998. Asia-Pacific sales were 1,813, down 39 percent from the previous year. Middle East/Africa sales were 860, off 8 percent from the previous year. ots Original Text Service: DaimlerChrysler Corporation Internet: http://www.newsaktuell.de Contact: Melinda Wilson, (USA) 248- 512-2317, or Rick Deneau, 248-512-2694, both of DaimlerChrysler Web site: http://www.media.daimlerchrysler.com
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