DaimlerChrysler AG’s Chrysler Group reports 190,095 light-vehicle sales in April, a 4.4% drop from year-ago primarily due to falling demand for trucks and SUVs amid rising fuel prices. Passenger-car sales of 58,411 units were a healthy 37.1% above 2005 levels (26 selling days in April vs. 27 in like-2005), due in large part to the Dodge brand’s all-new Caliber small car. Caliber sales rocketed 78.4% ahead of prior-month, to 11,236 units, surpassing the 11,000-unit monthly sales mark for ...
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