California Autos Examiner

Sunday, November 25, 2007

2008 Chrysler Minivans: Sales Looking Up?

In our previous installment, there were some questions as to the early sales of the Chrysler's new minivan. Some dealers had reported that the new 2008 vans were "Not exactly flying off the lots." However, this Detroit News article paints a far rosier picture, quoting one dealer describing the van as a "Home run." Now that's what Chrysler PR wants all dealers to say, isn't it?

According to the numbers quoted in the article, October, the first full month of sales of the redesigned vans, saw sales up 4.8 percent over the same month last year in a market segment that has shrunk year-over-year.

I wouldn't break out the bubbly just yet. The real test of the vans' sales performance will be in the months of March through July, when minivan sales are traditionally the strongest.

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