17 May 2018

April 2018 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sales in Europe


Comment on FCA's April Sales in Europe


In April, FCA sales in Europe increased 2.3% year‐over‐year with market share at 6.8% for the month. Jeep posted another strong monthly performance with European sales up 75.0% for the month (58.0% year‐to‐date), driven by the Renegade and Compass. Alfa Romeo posted increases of 6.3% in April and 13.2% for the year‐to‐date, with brand sales driven by the Stelvio (segment leader once again in Italy) and the Giulia. With April sales up 6.7% over the prior year, the Fiat 500 was the best‐selling vehicle in the A segment followed by the Fiat Panda. The Fiat 500X and Fiat 500L were also among the leaders in their respective segments.


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles posted April sales in Europe (EU28+EFTA) of 91,300 vehicles (+2.3% year‐over‐year), with market share at 6.8%.
For the four months year‐to‐date, Group sales totaled 381,600 vehicles and market share was 6.8%.
April sales were higher in France (+27.3% vs. 9.0% for the industry), the UK (+16.2% vs. 10.4% for the industry) and Spain (+19.4% vs. 14.6% for the industry).


Fiat brand posted European sales of nearly 64,000 vehicles in April and market share was 4.7%. Year‐to‐date, brand sales totaled 271,800 vehicles with market share at 4.8%.
April sales were up 9.0% in Spain, 15.0% in the UK and 28.9% in France.
The Fiat 500 and Fiat Panda continued as the two best‐selling vehicles in the European A segment with a combined share of 28.4% for the year‐to‐date. The 500 was segment leader in April with sales up 6.7% year‐over‐year to more than 16,000 vehicles. Year‐to‐date, European sales of the 500 were up 5.6% to 74,100 vehicles. The Fiat Panda was the second most popular car in the European A segment with nearly 12,300 vehicles sold in April and 58,200 year‐to‐date.
The Fiat Tipo was first in its segment in Italy and is nearing the leadership rankings in the European C segment. April sales of the Fiat 500X were up 22.1% over the prior year, while the Fiat 500L continued among the top three in its segment with a share of nearly 20.0%. The Fiat Punto also posted a positive performance in April with sales up 10.2%.


Lancia/Chrysler sales totaled 4,400 vehicles in April with share stable at 0.3%. Year‐to‐date, brand sales totaled 18,100 vehicles with share at 0.3%.
The Lancia Ypsilon continued as one of the best‐selling vehicles in Italy, the only market where the brand is sold, ranking fifth overall and among the leaders in the B segment.


Alfa Romeo brand sales were up 6.3% in April to 7,800 vehicles. Market share was stable at 0.6%. Year‐to‐date, sales were up 13.2% to nearly 32,700 vehicles with market share at 0.6% (+10 bps). April sales were up 11.0% in Italy (share +10 bps to 2.6%), 6.8% in France and 14.7% in the UK. These results were driven by the Stelvio and Giulia. Sales of the Stelvio totaled more than 10,500 vehicles for the year‐to‐date and it was leader in its segment in Italy once again in April with a 14.4% share. The Giulia continued to be popular, with nearly 6,900 vehicles sold across Europe in April. In Italy, the model was one of the best‐selling vehicles in the D segment with a 14.1% share for the month.


Jeep brand sales in Europe were up 75.0% in April to more than 14,400 vehicles, with share up 40 basis points to 1.1%.
Year‐to‐date, brand sales were up 58.0% to nearly 56,000 vehicles. Market share was up 40 basis points to 1.0%.
In April, the brand grew in all major European markets, with sales up 124.5% in Italy, 0.8% in Germany, 36.0% in France, 31.0% in the UK and 102.5% in Spain.
The Renegade continued among the top ten in its segment in Europe with sales up 3.3% year‐ over‐year and share at 4.85%. Sales of the Compass also continued to grow with more than 24,900 units sold in Europe year‐to‐date. In Italy, the model was leader in its segment with a 12.2% share.


For Maserati, the Group's luxury brand, European sales totaled 684 vehicles in April and 3,021 for the year‐to‐date.


London, 17 May 2018


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