FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) closed the month of May with year-over-year sales growth in Europe significantly higher than the industry average. In fact, Group sales totaled 98,000 vehicles, increasing 25.3% versus 15.5% for the industry overall.
Market share was 60 basis points higher at 7.4%, making FCA fourth overall in the European sales rankings for the second consecutive month.
In May, the Group posted increases in nearly all major markets, with sales up 33.3% in Italy, 8.9% in Germany, 28.1% in France (versus 22.3% for the industry) and 37.0% in Spain (+21.1% for the industry).
The Fiat Panda and Fiat 500 consolidated the brand’s leadership in the A segment with a combined 30.7% share. The Panda was overall leader with 18,300 units sold (+19.9%) followed by the 500 with nearly 16,400 units sold (+8.0%).
Lancia/Chrysler also outperformed the industry with sales up 31.9% to 7,500 vehicles and share up 10 basis points to 0.6%.
Alfa Romeo closed May with more than 5,500 vehicles sold and European market share at 0.4%.
Jeep posted a 30.0% increase in May sales to nearly 9,900 vehicles.
For Maserati, the Group’s luxury brand, European sales totaled 559 vehicles in May and 2,636 for the year-to-date.