Fiat Chrysler reports September Europe sales up 14.2% to 90,900 vehicles
FCA posted another strong monthly performance in Europe, with September sales up 14.2% to 90,900 vehicles, significantly outperforming the industry average increase of 7.3%. For the nine months year-to-date, unit sales totaled 768,000 vehicles, a year-over-year increase of 15.3% compared with 7.7% for the industry. All brands contributed to the September increase and outperformed the industry average. Sales were up 39.0% for Alfa Romeo, 21.0% for Jeep, 14.7% for Lancia and 10.8% for Fiat. The Fiat 500 and Panda continued to dominate the European A segment with a combined share of nearly 30.0%. The Fiat 500L, leader in its segment for the past 2 years, posted a 26.0% segment share for the year-to-date. The Fiat 500X, consistently among the top five in its segment, posted a 65.8% increase for the year-to-date. The Lancia Ypsilon continued as leader in the Italian B segment, with sales up 16.7% over September a year ago. Jeep maintained its momentum, with the Renegade posting a 22.1% increase for the year-to-date. Alfa Romeo also posted a strong monthly sales increase with the added contribution of the all-new Giulia. In September, FCA posted another strong monthly performance in Europe, significantly outperforming the industry average. In fact, September sales totaled nearly 90,900 units, an increase of 14.2% year-over-year versus 7.3% for the industry. Market share was 40 basis points higher at 6.1%. For the nine months year-to-date, sales were up 15.3% to nearly 768,000 vehicles and market share was 40 basis points higher at 6.6%.