FCA sales in March 2016 for France and Spain The french car market is up smartly by 8-9% overall, while the FIAT brand is up 15%+ (500X+500 mainly), as has been the case there over many months, outperforming all other mass-market brands. Alfa Romeo too is up better-than-market-average, boding very well indeed for French demand for the mid-April availaibility of the Giulia (bookings). JEEP, of course, continues to grow WAY better than most. Overall FCA is making stellar gains in France, second only to Italy in terms of sales- and marketshare gains in re-bounding (post-recession) Europe. The Tipo models have not yet or barely become available, and so huge outperformnce by the FIAT brand in France over the next months seems a given? In Spain too Fiat and Jeep outperform the overall-market handily, albeit by a lesser amount than in France. The astonishing rapid and huge economic rebound in Spain last year (post-recession) is cooling noticeably, however, what with political issues etc. Fiat and overall FCA has been a relatively small player in the huge executive leasing and rental-company market in Europe, barring vans, since FIAT was not quite present over the last several years in the c-hatch, SW, c- and d-sedan segments, model-offering-wise. With the amazingly priced Tipo triplets and the Alfa Giulia, to go with the 500X and Renegade: that is changed now. ERGO: higher sales, sales-growth and marketshare in Europe, ex-italy even, seems a given for FCA, even if the tepid economic rebound post-recession loses steam.