2015 was the year of the car and crossover segment when it came to new car sales, but 2016 is shaping up to be all about the truck and utility vehicle segments.
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Sometimes bigger is better when you are talking about the functionality of a vehicle. There are more people than ever before starting their own small businesses that require labor work, and require a vehicle that is capable of hauling, towing or storage capacity.
There is also the factor of lowering gas prices that stagger below $2.50 USD currently across the United States, these are the lowest gas prices that many of us have seen since the time before hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. People are excited about the gas prices, and this is shown in the increase in sales for FCA and other automakers in North America.
A number of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM dealerships from around the country are reporting higher sales for Trucks and Fleet vehicles than before. Holt Chrysler serving the greater Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington Texas areas has seen a growth in terms of interest for commercial vehicles such as; Ram ProMaster vans, and heavy duty vehicles. Other FCA dealers not just in the Texas area, but around the country are recording great sales for their SUV vehicles, specifically the Jeep Renegade and Compass.
Jeep continues to be the bread winner for the FCA brand in North America, but RAM trucks has become a strong second. Even with sedan sales slightly down year to year from 2015, which was the best year since 2005—the Jeep and RAM models are able to keep FCA showing year on year sales growth.