Dealers in the U.S. sold 15,374 Dodge Darts, Jeep Compasses and Jeep Patriots in October. Those three vehicles are put together by about 4,500 workers at Chrysler Group LLC’s assembly plant in Belvidere.
The October 2013 sales were 25.6 percent higher than October 2012 and extended a string of 14 straight months that sales of Belvidere-built vehicles were higher year over year.
But the gains for Chrysler from its Belvidere plant are bigger than that. The October sales were the highest for that month since 1998 when dealers sold 19,281 Dodge and Plymouth Neons.
Overall, dealers in the U.S. sold 140,083 Chrysler vehicles, an 11 percent increase from last year. That marked the 43rd straight month of year over year gains.
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