FCA sales in Europe, H1 2017: fca greatest large auto firm outperformer, Alfa Romeo fastest growing, FIAT among them too (passenger vehicles only, fca uv-s and vans have also shown large growth and good marketshre growth from already high 12%+ levels EU-wide.) http://europe.autonews.com/article/...st-crisis-high-rebound-may-be-losing-momentum The Tipo is a big hit, the new Alfa-s seem to be too (relative to the utter domination in their segments by the 3-4 German luxe+sports brands), the 500+Panda+500L+124Spider all #1 in their segments, with the Tipo+500X+Renegade close enough as well. For the first time in decades FCA sales are by a majority: OUTSIDE of Italy. This proportion will increase to EU-wide as fca rolls out the higher margin, larger and more premium models from Alfa, Jeep and Maserati. And as fca after decades becomes a significant player in the German-firm-controlled company-car and other ''leasing/fleet' markets via FCA Bank's Leasys' expansion into new segments and new countries. FCA sales in the UK: july 2017 The Brexit blues (including much weaker uk pound) are really hitting the UK car market now, as the overall economy is also slowing down a lot and could be in recession a few quarters from now, even as the EU one is at a post-2008-crisis rebound high. Down overall by 9%. FCA is predictably down much more: whether FIAT, Alfa or Jeep. Abarth and Maserati are still doing better-than-market. Why? The marketshare of the German car companies is rising, since such a large and expanding part of the UK market consists of 'company exceutive leasing' sales, which they subvent with practically zero-cost-financing-for-the-german-firms-from/in-europe. Of course to do so their margins are collapsing too, due to Brexit and the weaker pound but especially as the economy slows and discounting etc pressures are mounting. Over the next year or three: look for the East Asian firms' uk marketshare to surge. Companies like Hyundai-Kia, Nissan and Toyota can import sort-of tariff-free, and also have very depreciated home-country currencies. Nissan even manufactures in the Uk itself. FIAT group brands have always been small in terms of rhd UK marketshare. That is very likely to worsen. Marchionne has declared that he will not cut prices, brexit or not, recession or not, to buy marketshare in the UK. Going forward: fca will have to in the hard-pressed UK market rely entirely on the uv-s/vans, plus Jeep, Alfa+Maserati+Ferrari, and not on FIAT brand city cars etc. FCA sales in Argentina, July 2017 Overall market still surging, up again massively y-on-y. FCA too: especially FIAT and Jeep, imported-in from Brazil, but even Alfa Romeo (expensive, imported from Europe.) With the Argo and esp the Argentina-made x6s sedan ('new Grand Sienna+Linea') still to come, albeit very soon: FCA will be seeing scorching growth in sales AND marketshare in not just Brazil or Mexico but also the pretty large Argentina market.