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

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  1. prabhjot

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    FCA sales for April 2015 in Germany

    FCA overall has grown decently year to date though is down a bit month-on-month, especially Jeep and the 500 line-up of cars, but a bit less than the overall market (6% +). The many German and quasi-german marques have gained further share (from Mercedes to Skoda and Seat). The aging Alfa Romeo 2-car line-up is down a fair bit here, as is the 'aging' Punto Evo, that's why.

    Jeep sees very good (and growing, it seems) demand, up massively from a year ago, even the Cherokee and grand Cherokee, let alone the new Renegade.

    The 500X may not be as popular here as it is/will be in the likes of the Uk, Italy, Spain, France etc.
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  2. prabhjot

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    FCA in the Uk in April 2015, down a bit year on year, but then 2014 was a bumper growth-year for Fiat and Fiat Professional vans. Seems to be mainly because the 500X has only just become available there (much later than say italy and Spain and France), also Alfa Romeo sales are down a fair bit, since the two car line-up is 'aging', and the all-new Alfa-s are awaited. The Uk still sees the 500+500L+Panda top their respective segments by far. The Jeep Renegade etc seem to see good demand.

    btw, April was a great month in the Uk for Toyota and especially Nissan (which has local manufacturing there). The Japanese seem to finally be making big sales breakthroughs, alongwith hyundai-Kia is several European markets, not including Germany of course. Effects of the long 'recession'/economic crisis i guess? A similar thing seems to be happening in Brazil, etc.

    It would appear that the European manufacturers are very vulnerable to being out-priced by the East Asian firms in the mass, cut-price end of the market, even especially VW (the bestseller) in Europe and even Fiat (to a much lesser degree) and Renault in LatAm, North Africa etc.
    --- Double Post Merged, May 8, 2015 ---
    FCA in the Uk in April 2015, down a bit year on year, but then 2014 was a bumper growth-year for Fiat and Fiat Professional vans. Seems to be mainly because the 500X has only just become available there (much later than say italy and Spain and France), also Alfa Romeo sales are down a fair bit, since the two car line-up is 'aging', and the all-new Alfa-s are awaited. The Uk still sees the 500+500L+Panda top their respective segments by far. The Jeep Renegade etc seem to see good demand.

    btw, April was a great month in the Uk for Toyota and especially Nissan (which has local manufacturing there). The Japanese seem to finally be making big sales breakthroughs, alongwith hyundai-Kia is several European markets, not including Germany of course. Effects of the long 'recession'/economic crisis i guess? A similar thing seems to be happening in Brazil, etc.

    It would appear that the European manufacturers are very vulnerable to being out-priced by the East Asian firms in the mass, cut-price end of the market, even especially VW (the bestseller) in Europe and even Fiat (to a much lesser degree) and Renault in LatAm, North Africa etc.
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    Fiat in Brazil, April 2015

    The Brazilian economy is in a very severe slowdown, and the car market has been down hugely for the last many months, more than 20% down in fact.

    Fiat being the biggest player here is down, this month, MORE than the average for the market.

    All the European firms are also down severely BUT the Japanese and the Korean have seen huge growth in a recessionary market.

    Clearly these firms' are seen as 'third world' middle-class friendly in terms of trust, like they are in ASEAN and now (nearly totally) in India too, though not so much at all in China.

    The Jeep Renegade has sold 550 odd in its first month there, made at the bleeding-edge car plant at Pernambuco, said to be the best FCA plant anywhere, among the very best in the world, highly robotized, etc. It was inaugurated by President Rouessef, Marchionne and john Elkann a couple of weeks ago, ceremonially.

    The severe longterm slump in the LatAm economy (excepting Mexico) will hurt Fiat, given this big new investment-heavy plant, but they have gotten HUGE subsidies from the state and central government, so they should be alright, and will likely be used for exports to the USA and maybe even Europe for some/all platform-mates of the Jeep Renegade (Small US Wide, an bigger evolution of the Punto SCSS one).
  4. prabhjot

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    FCA sales in Japan, April 2015

    Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep together and singly are up month-on-month even as they are, in line with the overall market slowdown this year after a very strong 2014, down year-to-date for 2015.

    FCA sold a number (unknown) of high profit Ferrari-s and Maserati-s too.

    FCA numbers are tiny but it is still an important market, since most imported sales are high-margin ones.

    Japan is perhaps the only country that likes the Panda even more than the 500/Cinquecento, perhaps because it is the discerning world capital of the (very) small city car, such as the famous and eccentric 'Kei' cars like the Suzuki Alto and WagonR.

    The Trans-Pacific free trade partnership between, among others, the USA and Japan, being pushed avidly by both Obama and the Japanese PM means that an even bigger market for, especially, Jeep is about to openup. This is very relevant since (if am not wrong) Japan is a RHD market, and Indian-made/assembled Jeeps will likely be exported to Japan in a couple of years time in notable numbers?
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    FCA sales in France, April 2015

    FCA is up smartly enough in France this month, especially the 500 lineup and the Jeep Renegade. Pulled down a bit by slowing sales of the aging (though not dated by any means) Alfa Romeo hatches, the Mito and the Gulietta.

    The overall market in several months is now into a sustained moderate rebound from the recessionary lows. FCA has been doing a fair bit better than the rest of the market, growthwise.

    The fact that in markets as big as France and Germany or the UK FCA has nothing to go up against Audi, Mercedes and BMW, other than a couple of Jeep models, and Maserati at the very highest end does suggest that HUGE growth is a given for FCA in Europe as the new Alfa Romeo sedans and sports-CUV-s come onstream, starting the end of this year, with cutting-edge new engines, etc.

    'Luxury'/'premium' car sales and margins are relatively immune to even steep slowdowns and recessions, given the soaring wealth and income inequality all over the world, including 'egalitarian, welfare statist' Europe/EU.

    FCA sales in Australia, April 2015

    FCA sales in Australia are down, slightly, month-on-month, but then sales growth (much higher than the market average) was pretty high in 2014. Jeeps remain very popular, and given that the Renegade is only just getting to be available there, alongwith the 500X which is not yet, sales of FCA will assuredly resume their strong growth part. But Alfa Romeo sales are dipping of course, small numbers, but still. The new Alfa-s will change that within the next year and two/three.The overall growing-well market (all firms and brands) is coolling off a bit it seems this year.

    FCA will also re-introduce, on popular demand, iconic Americana-style brands/nameplates soon (Dodge Challenger v8, Ram trucks, etc) in RHD.
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    FCA group as a whole and 'Fiat' in particular has again grown a fair bit better than the overall car and va market in Europe-as-a-whole in April 2015. Marketshare is up, Jeep is growing fast, and the 500X has already entered the top 5 of the booming compact suv segment. Fiat's (500+Panda) share of the a-segment is huge, the highest, and has grown further. And: exports out of Europe (including Italy and Turkey) are up hugely, too, a financial boon for the firm given the depreciation in the Euro vis-a-vis the dollar.

    http://www.thestreet.com/story/1315...tomobiles-sales-in-europe.html?cm_ven=RSSFeed
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    FCA sales in Turkey April 2015

    The market and also the general economy is rebounding hugely after the severe slump last year (severe currency depreciation etc).

    FCA sales have been rebounding this year, and in April better-than-overall-market and than all(?) competitors, thanks to 383 Jeeps sold in April, the 500L and 500X and especially the huge sales of locally-made and exported LCV (Doblo, Ducato, Qubo) variants. The Linea is the single-best selling car model in that market. The Punto etc still sell well-enough. Even Alfa Romeo (only two, expensive and aging hatchback models) sales have grown.

    There is however labour trouble underway at the Tofas-Fiat as well as the nearby Renault plant, with unions/strike calls etc.
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    MAY 2015 sales for FCA in Spain

    The Spanish market continued its fast and massive re-bound from recessionary lows, growing 14% or so overall.

    The Fiat brand outdid allcomers in this market, with 34% year-on-year growth, thanks mainly to the 500X.

    Jeep continues as it has done for months to sell 400 or so a month, thanks mainly to the Renegade.

    Even Alfa Romeo with just two aging though not dated hatchbacks saw stable sales.

    France


    The French market rebound is less energetic, especially in May given 4 fewer selling-days in this month this year. Overall growth of 3-4%.

    Fiat has again outgrown the market, growing 13% or so, more than most other firms, again mainly thanks to the 500X.

    Jeep seems especially popular in france where it has been selling 700-800 a month for a while, including this month.

    Here too Alfa Romeo has managed to hang-on sales-wise, unlike in some other elite European car markets where the 2 aging hatch line-up is fading. The Alfa 4C has huge over-demand, and long waiting periods, here too, as it does pretty much everywhere, including the USA.
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    FCA sales in the USof A for May 2015

    A record 62nd month of consecutive month-on-month and year-on-year growth in sales. And that with the famous and popular Chrysler Minivan (they invented the Minivan in the US) sales down, as the Minivan plant has just been, at the cost of 2 billion dollars, radically revamped and made cutting-edge to wcm ('world class manufacturing') third-party-certified standards, and so has been out of action for many months, with a new, and apparently premium, high-quality Minivan due early 2016.

    The best sales total for FCA (and its historic, pre-merger American brands) since 2005.

    7 nameplates setting all-time sales records.

    And the Renegade has not hit full-stride yet (though everyone agrees it is a hit), and the 500X has barely begun to be available.

    Details:

    http://allparnews.com/index.php/2015/06/fiat-chrysler-reports-best-may-sales-since-2005-28852

    Interestingly, ALL the all-new post-Fiat-takeover, post-Marchionne American brand models are doing exceptionally well, barring the Dodge Dart, which is doing about par/average in a japanese-sedan-dominated segment: the Chrysler 200, the Jeep Cherokee, the new Ram pickups, and Grand Cherokee diesels, the Promaster (Doblo/Ducato)vans.

    The Fiat brand has a bigger-than-MINI share of the small-car market, which IS small in the US, and constricting nowadays since fuel prices have dropped so low in the US (shale gas/oil revolution etc).

    The 500X should surely see the 'Fiat' small-chic-car brand grow a lot, though?

    Interestingly, FCA's attempt at getting the brilliant t-jet multiair 1.4 + DDCT accepted in the US on many models (for fuel efficiency govt madate-sake) has completely failed. Americans just don't want small turbo-petrols and definitely dislike dual-clutch transmissions it seems, esp in the 'mass' market. Even Fiat's own-brand american 500L now uses a Hyundai 6-speed conventional auto, while even the 500X will see mainly the 2.4 litre Tigershark Multiair+ ZF 9-speed, and not the t-jet+ddct.

    The notorious, and notoriously fuel/emmissions-inefficient, American bias in favour of big-displacement engines and cvt-s or torque converter auto-s is very much intact!
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    FCA sales in May 2015 for Canada+Mexico

    http://allparnews.com/index.php/2015/06/canadian-all-time-record-mexican-sales-hike-28858

    Canadian all-time sales record for FCA and its old, pre-merger American brands too.

    This despite the plant shut-down (for total modernization) at Windsor, Canada, where the famous Chrysler and Dodge Minivans are made. This vehicle type is very popular in AWD form in Canada and Northern and Northeastern US, especially the Chrysler-badged ones, and so once the new plant's churning out the new Minivan (early 2016) sales will pick-up very likely even more?

    Notable is the growth of the Fiat-brand cars.

    FCA, which has catching-up to do in Mexico, has done very well in May. Notable are the good sales of the Brazilian Fiats (Grand Sienna and Strada small pickup), albeit re-badged as a Dodge and a Ram.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jun 3, 2015, Original Post Date: Jun 3, 2015 ---
    The sales growth in North America is better than ALL mass- and multi-brand firms, as it has been for most of the 62-month growth streak, and indeed often better than even the hot-selling luxury marques.

    i.e., big marketshare growth, well ahead of Ford and even the healthy-sales GM, let alone the Japanese and Hyundai who've been slowly losing market-share over the last year or three.

    Hyundai is down 8%, even Toyota, Nissan and esp Honda have been, and are again in May 2015, down slightly.

    FCA also grew Maserati, priced more than the equivalent German luxury cars, by 18% in the US to as many as 1300 or so for May alone.

    They also delivered 40 hand-made, carbon-fibre-tub and composite-material-sheet-metal Alfa Romeo 4C-s, which is a great number for such a niche and exotic car. And a good boost for the brand in the US, as it prepares to launch several all-new high-tech cars and SUV-s over the next 2-3 years
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