FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ DaimlerChrysler AG said Wednesday that
Chrysler Group sales outside North America rose 24 per cent in May
to 20,553 vehicles.
Year-to-date sales were 91,412 vehicles, up 16 per cent compared
with the same period of 2006, the company said in a statement.
``The continued growth of the international vehicle portfolio
supports our recovery and transformation plan,'' said Michael
Manley, Chrysler Group executive vice-president of international
Chrysler Group sales outside North America currently account for
approximately eight per cent of the company's total global sales.
Earlier this month, DaimlerChrysler reported the Chrysler Group's
U.S. sales rose 4.3 per cent in May.
DaimlerChrysler agreed last month to sell an 80.1 per cent stake
in its money-losing Chrysler unit to the private equity firm
Cerberus Capital Management LP for about $7.5 billion.