15 March 2018

Comment on FCA’s February Sales in Europe


In February, FCA sales in Europe totaled more than 84,300 vehicles and market share was 7.3%. Sales were particularly strong for Alfa Romeo (+17.1% in February and 20.7% year-to-date) and Jeep (+50.2% and 59.8%, respectively). The Fiat 500 (sales up 15.3% to nearly 15,400 vehicles) and Fiat Panda continued as the two best-selling vehicles in the A segment with a combined share of nearly 30.0%. Sales of the Fiat 500X were up 11.3% year-to-date to nearly 17,900 vehicles. Sales of the Fiat Tipo were up 4.0% for the first two months of the year to nearly 19,800 vehicles. Significant results also for the Jeep Compass and Alfa Romeo Stelvio.


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles posted February sales in Europe (EU28+EFTA) of more than 84,300 vehicles and share was 7.3%.
For the two months year-to-date, Group sales totaled 169,500 vehicles with share at 6.9%.
For the major markets, FCA posted strong sales results in Germany (+5.5%), France (+13.9% vs. industry average of 4.3%) and Spain, where sales were up 10.6% year-over-year.


Fiat brand posted European sales of 60,000 vehicles in February, with market share at 5.2%. Year-to-date, brand sales totaled 120,000 vehicles and market share was 4.9%.
During the month, Fiat brand sales were up 7.3% in Spain. In both Germany and France, the brand outperformed the industry with sales increases of 9.3% and 8.8%.
The brand confirmed its leadership in the A segment once again in February with sales of nearly 15,400 vehicles for the Fiat 500 (+15.3%) and more than 13,000 for the Fiat Panda. The two models accounted for a combined segment share of nearly 30.0%.
Also among the best sellers in their respective segments were the 500L, with more than 5,800 vehicles sold in February, and the 500X, with nearly 17,900 sold year-to-date (+11.3%). For the Fiat Tipo, sales totaled nearly 9,700 vehicles in February and 19,800 for the year-to-date, an increase of 4.0% over the same period in 2017. The Fiat 124 was among the top five in its segment.


Lancia/Chrysler sales totaled 4,200 vehicles for the month (0.4% share) and nearly 8,500 for the year-to-date (0.3% share).
The Lancia Ypsilon continued as one of the best-selling vehicles in both Italy, the only market where the brand is sold, and the Italian B segment.


Alfa Romeo brand sales were up 17.1% year-over-year to nearly 7,400 vehicles. Market share was stable at 0.6%.
Year-to-date, sales were up 20.7% to more than 14,800 vehicles with market share at 0.6% (+10 bps).
The brand posted particularly positive February performances in Italy (sales up 18.6%), France (+29.7%) and Spain (+11.0%).
These results were driven by the Giulia and Stelvio. In Italy, in particular, they were the best-selling vehicles in their respective segments with shares of 15.5% and 17.7%.


Jeep brand sales in Europe were up 50.2% to more than 12,000 vehicles, with share up 30 basis points to 1.0%.
Year-to-date, brand sales totaled more than 24,700 vehicles, an increase of 59.8% year-over-year. Market share was up 30 basis points to 1.0%.
The new Jeep Compass is rapidly climbing the rankings, with more than 5,700 vehicles sold in February, while the Renegade continued as one of the top ten in its segment.


For Maserati, the Group's luxury brand, European sales totaled 626 vehicles in February and 1,400 for the year-to-date.


London, 15 March 2018



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