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FCA sales in the rest of the world, esp USA, Europe and Middle East, Brazil

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    Turkey, Jan 2017

    Market up by 10% y-on-y. FIAT brand flat from its #5/6 poistion in the pecking order. BUT: FIAT lcv-s in which fca has 24odd% marketshare up healthily, as are Alfa Romeo and Jeep (much higher priced and with much higher margins) as well.

    The TOFAS jv that makes and exports the TIPO is now Turkey's largest exporter by volume as well as revenue, and is working flatout, given the TIPO's success and continuing growth in Europe and not just Turkey. In fact TOFAS is adding capacity, likely for FIAT susw variants of the TIPO (different name, perhaps a 124 sports hatch? A Lancia Delta?) and/or exports to non-europe (middl east, mexico, maybe the usa in 2018, or so this last is speculated by some close to fca usa auburn hills.)
     
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    Europe sales overall: Jan 2017

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fiat-chrysler-automobiles-n-v-071901297.html

    Outperforming the european market as a whole (esp the FIAT, Alfa, Maserati brands, while Jeep holds steady) by a distance, continues the almost 2+ years worth of continuing marketshare gains and large sales rebound since the depths of the eurozone crisis.

    Fiat Professional's very large (around 13%) european marketshare in vans/uv-s and now pickup trucks too continues to grow as well.

    All told, then, FCA (all brands and segments) is the clear #4 autofirm in Europe. To go with its #3 position now, again, in the usa market, #1 in Canada this last month again, #1(all brands) in brazil, #3/4 in Turkey, #4/5 in Argentina, and still growing sales and profitability in all these regions, now joined also by the boom in China sales, thanks to localized manufacture of the Cherokee, the Renegade and now Compass as well.

    As we know FCA in India is profitable yet has, depsite very few sales. Hopefully India too will join all these other countries and regions as a growth engine for sales and profitability, even if destined to be tiny in a relative sense.
     
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    FIAT Tipo sales in europe for 2016 topped 60000, despite the popular StationWagon variant being available only for a few later months. Sales in Jan 2017 spiked much further beyond december numbers to over 9000, Europe-wide. Except for 1 month in the year the Tipo grew its registered, confirmed-sales notably month after month through the year 2016 and now is already headed even higher in 2017 (jan.)

    Its sales in Turkey (as the Aegea) topped 32000 for 2016: the #1 best selling car in Turkey, replacing the Linea at the #1 spot there.

    FIAT and its Turkish jv-partner at at full-tilt, and have just decided to further expand capacity for the Tipo susw family there. The FCA-TOFAS jv is the largest exporter to europe out-of-turkey, both as a carmaker AND financial-value-wise for ANY industry.

    The Alfa Giulia topped 10000 sales/registrations in less than 6 months of full availability in 2016: way higher FCA Italy says than original best-plans/hopes. It too is up in jan 2017, further. It is the clear #4 in its segment in all the large EU countries: effortlessly ahead of Jaguar xe, lexus, infiniti, Volvo. Note that the sedan segment is small overall in the EU, barring Germany and the German-car-brand-dominated-UK. So: the sales success hopes for the Giulia's sporty-cuv (a FAR larger segment sales wise in europe) twin, the Stelvio, ought to be and are soaring!
     
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    Jeep sales in China for jan 2017

    Over 14000, not counting imported models, again in January like december. Most other brands in China, all of them much older and larger in China (local manufacture) have seen a strong dip due to the expiry of some small-car tax benefits plus the Lunar New year holidays when China shuts down.

    8000+ Cherokees, 4000+Renegades and now in its first month 2000+ new Compass-es. The latter number should or rather will accelerate a lot in the months to come as production+supply- and distribution-chain fully ramps up. It seems fca will be hoping in China for AT LEAST as many Compasses to sell as they do Cherokees on average (a run-rate of 8000-10000+): at least. The much unloved everywhere else, budget-priced old Compass was quite popular in China, despite its high, import-tariff caused prices: previously: after all.
     
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    FCA sales in the USA: feb 2017

    http://wardsauto.com/industry/fca-sales-reflect-automaker-transition

    FCA sales in Italy, france, Spain: feb 2017


    Italian market overall grew just 6odd%, with FIAT, Lancia and Jeep about in-line with that. However, both Maserati and Alfa Romeo have grown a lot m-on-m and y-on-y, thereby yielding the usual: continued marketshare growth overall, with a richer model/product/brand mix financially speaking.

    France slowed y-on-y overall (-2odd%) with, however, the FIAT brand sales far outpacing this average, but on the other hand neither Alfa nor Jeep growing. The french market will remain and has-already-been for a while: weak, given the upcoming presidential election with the risk of yet another right-wing/xenophobic/euroskeptic crazy candidate threatening political, administrative, legal and policy/economic chaos a la BREXIT.

    Spain grew well though, with as usual the FIAT brand (esp the 500, 500X and Tipo) far outpacing the market-average, with again Jeep sales tepid.

    The bounceback from the eurozone/debt crisis years, as far as the car markets go seems to be running out of steam, also due to the right-wing-nationalist-euroskeptic-xenophobic lurch in european politics with elections coming up in also notably Italy too, as also germany, the near finishing by-now of pent-up demand fulfillment, etc. FCA has the advantage though even in the upcoming tepid-or-worse year to come of: offering 'white space' new entries in huge and very creamily-priced segments, i.e., a much richer product mix as far as all-new models go. namely: the Maserati Levante and facelifted Ghibli and Quattroporte, plus the AlfaRomeo Giulia and Stelvio, with the new Jeep Compass (against the VW Tiguan, Nissan Qashsqai/Rogue, Hyundai Tucson etc) coming up in q3/4 of 2017, too.
     
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    FCA stays the overall #1 car firm in Canada with some small y-on-y growth in a 3% overall-growth market

    FCA continues to expand very well in a growing well mexican market: feb 2017 sales were the best since 2010, which is a great achievement since, then: all cut-price Hyundai models were retailed by FCA through its dealers. Great growth esp continues for FIAT's brazilian-made models, for Alfa, Ram and Dodge. 430+ Fiat Tipo=Dodge Neons sold in feb. The UNO, the Srada-as-a-Ram700, the new MOBI, the sson to be replaced Grand Sienna=Dodge Attitude and the Fiat TORO are seeing good demand too.
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    FCA is up, all brands not counting most vans/uv-s of which many are indeed sold in Germany: 18odd% y-on-y, while the German automotive market overall is down this month by 2.x%.

    Mainly due to increases of FIAT, and of course high-margin sales of the new Alfa giulia and the new Maserati-s esp the Levante. Jeep was flat y-on-y at just over 1000 sales in feb 2017.
     
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    FCA in Brazil: feb 2017

    FCA is again the #1 autofirm in Brazil, now recovering somewhat from its very severe 3+/- year long recession. That is thanks largely to the new, recent launches, esp the Toro, the Renegade and the Compass, all three of which have premium pricing/margins, relative to the very commoditized Palio+punto etc segments, only more valuable during a sales recession as Brazil saw for all firms over te last few years. The Renegade sold to the tune of around 2900 in feb, the Compass to about 2700, the Toro and Strada (FIAT has a 35+% marketshare in pickups incluing lifestyle ones: a large segment) 3200 or so each, The new MOBI and the Palio: around 3000+ each. Plus of course: sizeable exports to Argentina, Mexico, Chie etc.

    The FIAT passenger car brand though has slipped to #3/4 in Brazil (Chevy is #1) due to the recession, but mainly because FCA has stopped several models in just the last 2 quarters: the Punto, Linea, Freemont, Idea, and even some Palio versions like the Adventure.

    FCA has successfully used the recession to pursue a premiumization of model and (sub)brand mix by focussing on Jeep, by launching class leading inexpensive new small engines (the gse FIREFLY family of engines) on Fiats and is now set to launch the big large segment 'new Punto' x6h to be followed in a few months' time by the 'new grand Sienna' (x6s.) FIAT has recieved just the all-new MOBI, a renewed Uno and the high-margin Toro pickup recently. Once the x6h and then the x6s arrive, in just a months' time, we can be assured of the FIAT brand being back to #1 even in the pv segment, just as it is in suv-s via Jeep and in pickups and vans.
     
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    FCA sales in the UK: feb 2017

    Both the FIAT and the Jeep brand sales are down y-on-y a fair bit, while Alfa, Abarth and Maserati are up a lot. This, it appears, has everything to do with the heavy depreciation of the uk pound post the Brexit referendum, as also the large near-total domination of the German firms in the by-far largest market in the UK: executive leasing via ultra-low interest loans. The private-buyer market is slumping a lot since Brexit, so.

    The UK, it seems, may well require FCA to export more models (Renegade? Of course the Compass? the India-special b-suv for Jeep? a rhd Fiat 500X and or 500L?) from India, since the EU-made Fiats and Jeeps will foreseeably prove too expensive (given esp the rhd, i.e., exception to the european rule, nature of the UK market) given the new post-Brexit currency woes of the British Pound and the already-underway slowdown in the uk mass car market segments due to it (sales to rental and executive leasing fleets are up, propping up sales figures overall for the German car firms, BUT at great cost, i.e., ultra-low margins: OPEL/VAUXHALL sales are down hugely since brexit too.)

    FCA uk is making a large push into the rental and leasing market, BUT that will hardly benefit FIAT pv-s, and will centre on Jeep, AlfaRomeo, Maserati and/or Fiat Professional vans/uv-s.
     
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    FCA sales for feb 2017 in Turkey and Argentina

    FCA overall sales growth (of FIAT, Jeep but also Alfa Romeo) in a rebounding Argentina continues apace, albeit not outperforming the market overall. For that of course FCA will launch the 'new Punto' x6h (made in Brazil, which has a free-trade agreemoent with Argentina) in May or so, and the big one the 'new Grand Sienna-cum-new Linea' (x6s), to-be made-in Cordoba Argentina, including for export to Brazil, Chile and esp also Mexico (as a Dodge?)

    The Turkish economy is again tanking, thanks to its greedy-and-insecure right-wing, Islamist-populist-'nationalist' budding autocrat, erdogan. Severe currency depreciation etc etc. The car market is down a lot in feb, FIAT down too, much less than overall (since fca makes so many more models, esp the Tipo/Aegea and the lcv-s in turkey itself) though. Alfa and Jeep too have slowed their sales y-on-y though they're both up m-on-m. Good thing then that FCA is such a large exporter to Europe from Turkey: by a distance now the single largest exporter of any industry from Turkey to the eu. Relations between the EU (esp Germany) and Turkey are predictably (given the anti-liberal nature of the Erdogan regime and its speech, behaviour and erratic-perverse policies+the syrian migration crisis) heading 'south', very fast, so the future remains quite bleak for the Turkish economy and car market?
     
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    Fca jeep sales for February 2017 in China

    The new compass has sold around 4000 times in this the second month of its ramping up availability. However it appears to be so far heavily cannibalizing the renegade there while a bit also the bigger more expensive cherokee. Net-net then jeep sales are flat m-on-m at around 14000 while being up hugely y-on-y. A lwb Cherokee launches there soon as well, even as the compass grows to its best numbers (it is said to have a strong order book.)
     

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