Fiat Chrysler European sales rose 13.6% in AprilStaff writer ▼ | May 14, 2016
For the month of April, FCA posted a 13.6% year-over-year increase in European sales, outperforming the industry average of 9%.
Auto industry Sales were up 21.8% for Jeep
The Fiat Panda and Fiat 500 were the two best selling cars in the European A segment (with a combined share of just under 30.0%) and the 500L led its segment with a 23.6% share.
The Fiat 500X and the Jeep Renegade remained two of the most popular vehicles in the Small SUV segment and the Fiat Tipo continued its climb in the European rankings.
FCA closed the month of April with year-over-year sales growth in Europe (EU28+EFTA) significantly higher than the industry average. In fact, the Group's European sales were up 13.6% to 89,600 vehicles, compared with just 9.0% for the industry.
Market share improved 30 basis points to 6.8%, bringing FCA to fourth overall in the European rankings.
For the four months year-to-date, FCA posted unit sales of nearly 354,000 vehicles, an increase of 15.6% (+8.3% for the industry) with market share 40 basis points higher at 6.7%.
In April, the Group posted increases in all major European markets. Sales were up 12.1% year-over-year in Italy (+11.5% for the industry), 11.7% in Germany (+8.5% for the industry), 12.0% in France (+7.1% for the industry), 20.4% in the UK (+2.0% for the industry) and 35.2% in Spain (+21.2% for the industry). ■