*Auburn Hills, Mich.** –* Chrysler Group reported that its Five Star dealers posted an all-time April sales record of 10,604 Certified Pre-owned Vehicle (CPOV) units, a 21 percent increase from April 2005 sales and the sixth consecutive month of year-over-year improvement. Year-to-date sales set a new record of 40,377 units, up 10 percent from year-to-date sales last year.
Each Chrysler Group brand posted substantial gains from April 2005 totals . Chrysler brand sales jumped 34 percent to 3,869 units, Jeep® brand sales rose 19 percent to 2,313 units and Dodge brand sales increased 12 percent to 4,422 units.
“The CPOV market continues gaining in popularity because of the peace of mind offered by certified vehicles,” said Ray Fisher, Vice President – Sales, Service and Parts Operations, Chrysler Group. “With some of the most desirable Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles now available at our Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge CPOV dealers, now is the time to buy.”
Chrysler Group offers one of the most comprehensive Certified Pre-owned Vehicle programs in the industry. For a vehicle to be certified under the Chrysler Group’s used vehicle program, it must be a 2001 through 2006 model pre-owned vehicle with less than 65,000 miles and pass a stringent 125 point inspection. Chrysler Group’s CPO vehicles are backed by an 8-year/80,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, a 3-month or 3,000-mile Maximum Care(TM) warranty, 24-hour, 365-day full roadside assistance and a $35 per day rental car allowance, in addition to a CARFAX Vehicle History Report(TM) and Buyback Guarantee.
Marketed as “Brand Spankin’ Used(TM),” Chrysler Group’s CPO vehicles are sold only through Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships which have earned the automaker’s Five Star Certification. Five Star Certification is a comprehensive validation of the dealership’s facilities, operational processes, salesperson and technician training accreditation as well as customer satisfaction survey ratings. Approximately 2,400 Chrysler Group dealerships in the U.S. are certified Five Star dealers.