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Fiat Chrysler (FCAU - Get Report) reported a slight uptick in overall third-quarter sales thanks to record volume in three of its brands. 

The Auburn Hills, Michigan-based company sold 565,034 vehicles in the quarter, slightly ahead of the 564,507 it sold a year ago. 

The company's Jeep Wrangler brand reported third-quarter sales of 59,035, a record for a third quarter, while its Ram truck brand saw a 15% increase to a record third-quarter 179,200 vehicles sold. 

The Dodge Challenger reported its highest third-quarter sales with 18,031 vehicles sold.

The company reported that retail sales accounted for 438,649 vehicles, while fleet sales accounted for 22% of overall sales. 

Ford (F - Get Report)   , meanwhile, reported third-quarter car sales fell 4.9%, but better than analysts' consensus estimate of a 6.1% decline.

The Dearborn, Mich., vehicle major's truck segment was the lone unit to increase sales in the quarter, up 8.8% to 309,920.

Meanwhile, its SUV segment saw an 11% decline to 193,100 vehicles, and car sales fell 30% to 77,231 vehicles.

"As planned, this year is a transitional one for Ford as we move from our sedan lineup to an all-new winning portfolio of trucks and SUVs," Ford's vice president of U.S. marketing, sales and service, Mark LaNeve, said in a statement.

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