DETROIT - Chrysler says its profit jumped to $1.7 billion in 2012 as sales rose 18 per cent.
Chrysler's profit was nine times higher than the $183 million recorded in 2011.
The results mark another step in Chrysler's remarkable turnaround. The company went bankrupt during the U.S. recession in 2009 and needed a $12.5 billion loan from taxpayers to survive.
The No. 3 U.S. automaker sold 2.2 million cars and trucks worldwide last year.
Revenue increased 20 per cent to $65.8 billion.
Chrysler expects its net income to rise to around $2.2 billion this year, on revenue of between $72 billion and $75 billion.