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FCA US LLC Reports December 2015 U.S. Sales Increased 13 Percent – Best December in 90 Years; Full-Year Sales Up 7 Percent – Strongest Annual Sales Since 2005

69th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains
Annual U.S. sales up 7 percent in 2015; sixth-consecutive year of annual sales growth
Jeep® brand sales up 42 percent; best monthly sales ever and best annual U.S. sales ever
Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade record their best monthly sales ever; Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Patriot each log their best December sales ever
Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City post their best monthly sales ever
Dodge Journey crossover registers its best December sales ever


January 5, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 217,527 units, a 13 percent increase compared with sales in December 2014 (193,261 units), and the group’s best December sales ever.

The Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in December compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep brand’s 42 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month. The group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 69 consecutive months.


“FCA US finished 2015 strong with sales up 13 percent and our best December sales since we started business more than 90 years ago,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “For the second straight year, the company has topped 2 million in U.S. sales. FCA US sales have now grown annually for the past six years.”

Eight FCA US vehicles set records in the month of December, including five Jeep brand vehicles. The Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass and Jeep Renegade turned in their best monthly sales ever, while the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Patriot each recorded their best December sales ever. The Compass generated the largest percentage year-over-year increase of any FCA US vehicle in the month. In addition, the Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City each recorded their best sales months ever, while the Dodge Journey crossover posted its best December sales ever.

FCA US finished the month of December with an 81-day supply of inventory (631,668 units). U.S. industry sales figures for December are internally projected at an estimated 18.3 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR).



Jeep® Brand
Jeep brand sales increased 42 percent, the brand’s best monthly U.S. sales ever and its 27th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in every month dating back to November 2013. Five Jeep models set sales records in December. The Cherokee, Compass and Renegade each logged their best monthly sales ever, while the Wrangler and Patriot tallied their best December sales ever. The Compass’ 78 percent increase was the largest year-over-year percentage gain of any FCA US vehicle in the month. Sales of the flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee were up 22 percent for its best December sales in 10 years. Jeep Renegade sales were up 22 percent month-over-month for its best sales month since launch in March.

Full-year Jeep brand sales were up 25 percent for its best annual U.S. sales ever. It was the Jeep brand’s sixth-straight year of annual sales growth. In addition, the Wrangler, Cherokee, Compass and Patriot each posted their best annual U.S. sales ever. The Grand Cherokee had its best annual sales in 10 years.



Dodge Brand


Dodge brand sales were up 6 percent in December, compared with the same month a year ago. It was the brand’s best December sales in three years. Dodge Journey sales increased 3 percent, the crossover’s best December sales ever. Dodge Durango’s 25 percent sales gain was its best December sales in 11 years. Both the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan and the Dodge Charger posted year-over-year sales gains in December as well.

The Dodge Dart compact car, the Dodge Challenger iconic muscle car, and the Journey each recorded their best annual U.S. sales ever in 2015. The Challenger has posted seven-consecutive years of annual sales growth.



Ram Truck Brand



Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup truck, Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City and Ram Cargo Van, were up 4 percent in December, the brand’s best December sales since 1999. Sales of the Ram pickup truck were down 2 percent in December, compared with the same month a year ago. The Ram ProMaster recorded its best monthly sales ever, while the Ram ProMaster City posted its best sales month since launch in January.

The Ram Truck brand had its best annual sales since 2005. Full-year Ram pickup truck sales were up 3 percent for its best annual U.S. sales ever. It was the pickup truck’s sixth-straight year of annual sales growth in the U.S.

FIAT Brand

FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, and 500X, were up 1 percent in December compared with the same month a year ago. It was the brand’s best December sales ever. Sales of the all-new Fiat 500X small crossover were up 9 percent in December, compared with the previous month of November. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced in December that the 500X merits the Top Safety Pick+ rating for 2016. The 500X first earned that distinction in 2015. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest rating given by the IIHS.

Chrysler Brand

Sales of the Chrysler Town & Country minivan were up 1 percent in December, the minivan’s second best sales month this year. The Town & Country ended the year on a strong note with its best December sales since 2007. The Chrysler 300, the brand’s flagship sedan, turned in its best December sales in two years. Sales of the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan were down in December, but the 200 finished the year with its best annual sales ever. The IIHS announced in December that the 200 retained its Top Safety Pick+ rating for 2016. The 200 earned the distinction in 2015. Top Safety Pick+ is the highest rating given by the IIHS. Chrysler brand sales were down 21 percent in December, but the brand’s full-year sales were its best since 2008.
 

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México Reports December 2015 Sales Increased 11 Percent

FCA México Reports December 2015 Sales Increased 11 Percent; Best December Since 2010 and Best Annual Sales Since 2009


FCA México reports best annual sales since 2009, with 12 consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains and best December since 2010
Alfa Romeo hit its best annual sales ever
Dodge sales were up 25 percent; best sales month of the year
Fiat sales increased 30 percent in December; logging its best monthly and annual sales ever
Mitsubishi Motors Mexico posted a 21 percent gain in December and achieved the best annual sales since 2009; the brand continued its winning streak reaching 18 consecutive months of double-digit sales increases
Ram brand increased 46 percent in December; best sales month of the year, best December since 2008 and best annual sales since 2011
Jeep® Wrangler recorded its best monthly and annual sales ever

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FCA México today reported sales of 11,882 units, an 11 percent increase versus December 2014, marking 12 consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains and recording its best December since 2010 and best annual sales since 2009.

Fiat and Alfa Romeo brands reported their best annual sales ever. Both brands increased their product lineup, attracting new customers thanks to their exclusive Italian design and style.


Mitsubishi and Ram brands posted their best annual sales since 2009 and 2011, respectively.

“We closed the year with 12 consecutive months of sales gains and established new sales records, pushed by outstanding new products that have complemented our product portfolio,” said Bruno Cattori, President and CEO, FCA Mexico. “In 2016, we will keep innovating with high quality and avant guard design products.”

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo reported sales of 29 units, best annual sales ever. Alfa Romeo received multiple awards during 2015 for its product design and performance. Alfa Romeo Giulietta reported its best sales month ever, while Alfa Romeo MiTo recorded its best December ever.

Chrysler

During 2015, Chrysler brand celebrated its 90th anniversary. The brand reported 396 units sold. Chrysler Town & Country posted sales of 291 units. With two of the brand’s three vehicles either recently renewed – from the refreshed flagship and iconic 300 full-size sedan earlier this year, to the completely new 200 mid-size sedan last year – Chrysler is gaining momentum.

Dodge

Dodge brand continued its positive sales streak with 3,326 units sold, a 25 percent sales increase and the brand's best sales month of the year. Dodge Attitude reported its best annual sales ever. Dodge Vision reported its best monthly sales ever with 340 units. In December, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango and Dodge Journey turned in their best month of sales for 2015.

Fiat

Fiat set its best year ever, posting an 18 percent increase over 2014. In December, the iconic italian brand reported sales of 1,109 units, up 30 percent versus prior year, for its best sales month ever. Sales were led by the Fiat Uno, which sold 483 units, achieving its best month ever. Fiat Ducato sold 71 units for its best sales month of the year. Also, Fiat 500L reached its best sales month since its launch.

During 2015, the Fiat brand launched an important product offensive: the special-edition Fiat 500 1957 San Remo, Fiat 500L and the Fiat Sporting line, which is available in Fiat Uno, Fiat Palio and Fiat 500.

Jeep

Jeep brand recorded sales of 2,182 units in December. Jeep Wrangler achieved in its best monthly and annual sales ever, while Jeep Grand Cherokee set its best sales month of 2015.

Mitsubishi Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Mexico posted its best annual sales since 2009 and continued its positive sales streak, reaching 18 consecutive months of double-digit increases. The brand reported 1,796 units sold in December, an increase of 21 percent compared to the same month in 2014.

In December, Mitsubishi Mirage reported a sales increase of 86 percent and recorded its best sales month since its launch. Mitsubishi Outlander and Mitsubishi L200, the latest brand arrivals in the country, achieved sales increases of 71 percent and 44 percent, respectively. Mitsubishi Montero recorded its best sales month of the year.

Mitsubishi Motors Mexico sold 16,284 units during 2015, an increase of 38 percent over 2014.

Ram
The Ram brand set three sales records in December 2015: best annual sales since 2011, best December since 2008 and best sales month of 2015 with 3,044 units. Ram 700 sold 1,235 units, recording its best sales month ever. Ram 4000 reported its best December sales since 2008 and best sales month of the year.

About FCA Mexico
FCA México, S.A. de C.V. is a Mexican automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Santa Fe, FCA Mexico is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Mexico manufactures and sells vehicles under the Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Mopar, Ram, SRT and Mitsubishi brands. FCA Mexico is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”
 

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FCA Canada Is Top-Selling Car Company in Canada for 2015

FCA Canada Is Top-Selling Car Company in Canada for 2015

FCA Canada reports highest annual sales in its 90-year history
Best December sales since 2001
21,961 vehicles sold in December, an increase of 2 per cent over December 2014 sales
Annual sales records set in 2015 for Jeep® and Ram brands, Jeep Cherokee, Ram pickup trucks, Chrysler Town & Country


January 5, 2016 , Windsor, Ontario -

FCA Canada has announced December 2015 sales of 21,961 units, compared with 21,613 in December 2014, marking an increase of 2 per cent. These numbers represent the best December sales since 2001. For the full year, sales were 293,061, compared with 290,004 in 2014. These results represent the highest annual sales tally in the Company's history.

“2015 marked our best sales volume in our 90-year history,” said David Buckingham, Chief Operating Officer, FCA Canada. “Ram and Jeep® brand sales were strong throughout 2015 with each brand eclipsing yearly records.”


Monthly Sales Highlights
For the month of December, a new record was set for the Jeep brand thanks to 6,233 vehicles sold, compared with 4,888 sold in December 2014. Jeep Cherokee once again led the brand as the top seller with 2,886 sales, which is an increase of 49 per cent from 1,938 sales reported in December 2014. Jeep Cherokee competes in the mid-size SUV segment, the largest SUV segment in Canada with roughly 260,000 sales in 2014.

Dodge Journey is not only the most affordable mid-size crossover in Canada, it’s also the country’s favourite crossover. With its best-in-class storage systems, the largest available touchscreen in its class and flexible seating for up to 7 passengers, Dodge Journey provides customers with more value for their money. For the month of December, Dodge Journey set a sales record with 2,257 vehicles sold. These results are an increase of 46 per cent, compared with 1,548 sold in December 2014.

Annual Sales Highlights
Throughout the 2015 calendar year, the Jeep brand gained unparalleled momentum, posting greater than a 13 per cent sales increase, representing over 9,177 incremental sales for the year, with total sales of 79,680. As a matter of fact, the previous annual sales record for the brand was surpassed in November. Leading the sales for the brand in every month of the past year was Jeep Cherokee. This SUV was sold to 31,833 customers throughout 2015, an increase of 41 per cent compared with 22,529 sold the year prior. These results earned Jeep Cherokee an annual sales record.

The Ram brand also set an annual record in 2015 with 96,744 products sold, up from 93,760 in 2014, marking an increase of 3 per cent. Looking specifically at Ram pickup trucks within the full Ram brand lineup, an annual sales record was set in 2015 with 89,670 trucks sold, up from 86,590 sold in 2014, marking a 4 per cent increase. These results maintain Ram Truck's position as the #2-selling vehicle in the country, out of a few hundred nameplates.

The 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V-6 on the Ram 1500 was recently named one of Wards 10 Best Engines for a third straight year. This is the longest tenure of any engine on the annual list. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel produces a best-in-class fuel economy rating of 8.0 L/100km (Highway).

With an all-new Chrysler minivan introduction on the horizon at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Chrysler Town & Country finished the year with an annual sales record. Over the past 12 months, 9,001 Windsor-built Chrysler minivans were sold. This is an increase of 1 per cent, compared with 8,944 vehicles sold the full year prior. Collectively, Chrysler Town & Country along with the Dodge Grand Caravan minivans account for roughly two-thirds of the Canadian minivan segment.

About FCA Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 91st anniversary in 2016. FCA Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA US LLC, a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers and markets Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan (Windsor), Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development center in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”
 

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2 dealers accuse Fiat Chrysler of inflating sales

2 dealers accuse Fiat Chrysler of inflating sales

January 14, 2016



Two Fiat Chrysler Automobiles dealerships accused the company of conspiring to inflate sales, sparking a sell-off in the Italian automaker's stock.

The dealers filed a civil racketeering lawsuit against the automaker, saying the company had paid certain dealers to report false sales to "create the appearance that FCA’s performance is better than, in reality, it actually is."


The lawsuit — first reported by trade publication Automotive News and confirmed by USA TODAY — proved unsettling for investors. Trading in Italy was halted temporarily several times after losses exceeding 10%, according to MarketWatch.

Shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange (FCAU) fell 5% in pre-market trading to $7.48.

A Fiat Chrysler spokesman said in an email that the company would soon release a statement on the matter.

The company recently posted its 69th consecutive month of U.S. monthly sales gains, which have been hailed as the pillar of the company's global operations. Fiat Chrysler's U.S. brands are Ram, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and Alfa, and its U.S. headquarters are located in Auburn Hills, Mich.

The dealers that filed the lawsuit — Napleton's Arlington Heights Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Arlington Heights, Ill., and Napleton's Northlake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Lake Park, Fla. — are part of the Napleton Automotive Group, which Automotive News said was the 31st largest dealership group in the U.S. in 2014.

The suit alleges that dealership principal Edward Napleton was asked but refused to falsely report sales of 40 vehicles in exchange for $20,000 that would have been distributed by Fiat Chrysler to the dealership's advertising budget.

That came after a lower-level employee agreed to falsely report the sale of 16 vehicles without permission of upper management, according to the suit.

A lawyer for the dealers did not immediately respond to a request seeking comment.

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Chrysler Automobiles Sales in Europe

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sales in Europe December and Full Year 2015

01/15/2016

For December 2015, FCA posted a 16.4% year-over-year increase in European sales, outperforming the industry average of 15.9%. For the full year, Group sales in Europe were up 13.6% (+9.2% for the industry) to more than 872,500 vehicles and market share increased to 6.1%. The Fiat 500 and Panda continued to dominate the A segment, with a combined 27.7% share. The Fiat 500L led the Small MPV segment with 83,300 units sold and a 22.5% share. The Fiat 500X ranked among the leaders in the Small SUV segment. The Jeep brand posted another record year, with worldwide sales reaching nearly 1.24 million units and European sales up 113% over the prior year.

FCA closed December 2015 with sales in Europe (EU28+EFTA) totaling more than 65,000 vehicles. This represented a 16.4% year-over-year increase (+15.9% for the industry). Share remained in line with the prior year at 5.6%.

For the full year, the Group's European sales were up 13.6% to 872,500 vehicles (+9.2% for the industry) and share was 20 basis points higher at 6.1%.

FCA outperformed the industry in nearly all major markets, with 2015 sales increasing 18.3% in Italy, 7.0% in Germany, 13.9% in France and 29.5% in Spain.

These results reflected the strong performance of new models, including the Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade that have both established themselves among the top ten in the European Small SUV segment. As leaders in their respective segments, the Fiat 500, 500L and Panda also made a strong contribution.

Fiat brand posted a 22.9% increase in December sales, with 48,500 vehicles sold and market share up 30 basis points to 4.2%. Brand sales were up 32.8% in Italy, 8.8% in Germany, 36.8% in France, 7.0% in the UK and 54.8% in Spain.

Full-year performance was also positive, with sales up 12.0% year-over-year to 656,700 vehicles and share 10 basis points higher at 4.6%. By major market, 2015 sales were up 16.9% in Italy, +3.9% in Germany, +19.0% in France and +28.6% in Spain.

Sales of the 500 reached nearly 182,000 units for the year and sales of the Panda were up 12.7% to more than 173,000 units. These two models ranked first and second in the A segment, with a combined share of more than 27.7%. The 500L also turned in a strong annual performance, with more than 83,300 units sold, and it was leader in the European Small MPV segment with a 22.5% share. The 500X ranked consistently in the top five in the Small SUV segment (first in Italy and, in December, Austria) and the model closed the year with December sales of more than 9,000 units and market share at 9.4%. The new Fiat Tipo got off to a strong start with more than 4,500 orders received in December and nearly 700 units sold.

Lancia/Chrysler posted December sales of more than 4,400 vehicles and a market share of 0.4%. In Italy, brand sales were up 17.2% and market share was 3.8%. The flagship Ypsilon closed the year on a high note, with December sales up 7.5% over the prior year.

For the full year, brand sales totaled nearly 61,700 vehicles, with sales increasing 1.6% in Italy, and European market share was 0.4%.

Alfa Romeo closed December with 4,300 vehicles sold and European market share at 0.4%. Results were particularly positive in Italy (+17.5% year-over-year), the UK (+13.7%) and Spain (+25.9%).

For the full year, sales totaled 56,800 units with European market share at 0.4%. The brand's 2015 sales were up 7.7% in Italy and 19% in Austria and the Giulietta closed the year with European sales up 1.6% over 2014.

Jeep sales were up 12.4% in December to nearly 7,500 units, representing the brand's 26th consecutive monthly increase in Europe.

For 2015, Jeep set another all-time annual record for worldwide sales, with nearly 1.24 million vehicles sold (1.17 million in 2014). The brand also posted its best ever annual performance in Europe, with sales up 113% to 88,200 units and market share doubling to 0.6%.

This result was driven by significant increases in Italy (+163.9%), Germany (42.6%), France (208.5%), the UK (+176.1%) and Spain (205.4%).

The Cherokee posted a 44.4% increase in full-year sales and Wrangler sales were 12.7% higher than the prior year. The most significant contribution, however, came from the Renegade, which closed its first full year with more than 54,800 units sold and nearly a 5% share of the Small SUV segment.

Maserati posted European sales of more than 6,100 vehicles, representing a 6.4% increase over full-year 2014.
 

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FCA Strongly Rejects Allegations by Two U.S. Dealers

FCA Strongly Rejects Allegations by Two U.S. Dealers


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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA”) (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA) learned late yesterday of the filing of a lawsuit in an Illinois Federal Court by two U.S. dealers located in Illinois and Florida. The named defendants are FCA US LLC (“FCA US”) and FCA Realty LLC. The dealer plaintiffs are two dealerships of the larger Ed Napleton Automotive Group.

The lawsuit makes allegations of false sales reporting by FCA US. Notwithstanding numerous requests to provide evidence of this alleged activity, the plaintiffs have refused to substantiate their claims. FCA US carried out an investigation of the facts, and has determined that these allegations are baseless and plaintiffs were notified of this fact before they filed suit.

This lawsuit is nothing more than the product of two disgruntled dealers who have failed to perform their obligations under the dealer agreements they signed with FCA US. They have consistently failed to perform since at least 2012, and have also used the threats of litigation over the last several months in a wrongful attempt to compel FCA US to reserve special treatment for them, including the allocation of additional open points in the US FCA network.

FCA US will continue to resist these pressures, safeguarding the relationship of trust and openness which governs its relationship with its dealers. FCA finds it unfortunate and disappointing that reputable media would be willing to be used in questionable litigation practices without a full understanding of the facts.
 
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