Chrysler says US sales jump 27 pct in September

By the Associated Press | October 3, 2011 | 8:45 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler says its U.S. sales jumped 27 percent in September on strong demand for its cars and SUVs.

Chrysler sold 127,334 new vehicles, including 8,709 new Chrysler 200 sedans.

Jeeps also did well. Sales of the Jeep Compass more than tripled, while Wrangler sales surged 47 percent. Demand for the Dodge Ram pickup rose 45 percent.

The automaker also sold 2,773 of its new Fiat 500 small car.

Chrysler is among the first companies to report U.S. sales on Monday.