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Feature   September 1, 2006   by CARS Magazine

Rough month for Big 3 member

DaimlerChrysler AG, the third largest U.S. auto maker, today reported total group sales of 171,940 passenger vehicles in the U.S. for July 2006, a 34 per cent decrease compared to July 2005....


DaimlerChrysler AG, the third largest U.S. auto maker, today reported total group sales of 171,940 passenger vehicles in the U.S. for July 2006, a 34 per cent decrease compared to July 2005.

Chrysler Group, which consists of the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands, posted sales of 150,349 vehicles in the U.S., a decrease of 37 per cent.

Following global sales growth of 4.7 per cent to 2.83 million units in 2005, Chrysler Group will launch 10 all-new vehicles in 2006, the most aggressive product launch in company history, while introducing some of the most fuel-efficient vehicles to date.

On the heels of the successful launch of the Dodge Caliber, Chrysler Group continues its product offensive with the launch of the Jeep Compass.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported its highest July sales on record with 21,591 new vehicles sold, an increase of four per cent over last July.

The Mercedes-Benz portfolio of luxury light trucks continued to demonstrate impressive gains with a 62 per cent increase over last July as a group.


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