Fiat Chrysler is expected to be named Canada’s top-selling automaker for 2014 when the annual results are announced Tuesday, January 5, Automotive News reports. It will be the first time in the automaker’s 90-year history it has outsold American domestic rivals Ford and General Motors for the spot, though it has been close in the past.
In 2014, Ford was Canada’s top-selling automaker with 291,823 units sold, while FCA was second with 290,004. It’s expected to top 300,000 units sold in the country in 2015, in part thanks to strong Jeep sales, which have helped lead a strong 73 months of year-over-year sales gains for the automaker.
Newly introduced models like the Jeep Cherokee and Renegade have helped the brand boost Canadian sales 12 percent through to November. In September, FCA posted its best sales month in the country since 2000 with 24,007 units sold, largely bolstered by the Cherokee, Wrangler and Ram 1500.