Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, also known as FCA, is an Italian-controlled Dutch multinational corporation and currently the world’s seventh-largest automaker. The group was established in late 2014 by merging Fiat S.p.A. into a new holding company.
According to Yahoo Finance, FCA sales in Europe in January were up 15.2 percent. That’s approximately 83,800 vehicles. FCA also posted increases in nearly all major European markets with sales up 12.7% in Italy, 22.7% in Germany, 19.0% in France and 32.2 dollars in Spain. Fiat brand posted a 17.3% increase in European sales in January, with 63,500 vehicles sold. They also posted increases of 14.5% in Italy, 25.0% in Germany, 24.1% in France, 41.6% in Spain, 31.4% in Switzerland, 20.1% in Austria, 22.3% in Belgium, 19.9% in the Netherlands and 107.5% in Poland.
Fiat is still the leader in the European A-segment with the Panda and Fiat 500. Together they hold 31.6% share. Fiat sold 17,900 Panda units, followed by the 500 with approximately 15,700 units. The Fiat 500X is still one of the best-selling models in the small SUV segment. It ranked first in Italy with 14.7% share. Fiat Tipo ranked second in its segment in Italy and its sales increased across Europe.
Globe News Wire posted about the recent Lanica/Chrysler sales. They sold approximately 5,900 vehicles in January. Lancia Ypsilon sales were up 2.8% in Europe and 4.0% in Italy. Alfa Romeo reported another strong month with a significant contribution from the Giulia. The sales were up 31.4%, with a total of 6,000 vehicles sold. Their sales were up 27.2% in Italy, 48.4% in Germany, 2.4 dollars in France and 58.6% in Spain. Jeep also saw increased sales in Europe. They sold 7,400 vehicles and their market share was 0.6%. Sales in France were also up by 1.5%.
Jeep Renegade is consistently one of the top ten in its segment. It made another solid contribution with sales up 0.8 percent year-over-year. Maserati’s European sales in January totaled 995 vehicles.