Fiat Group Automobiles reported its Fiat-Chrysler July 2013 sales

Turin, 05-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Fiat Group Automobiles reports July sales in Italy of 31,400 vehicles, with share increasing 170 basis points over the June level to 29.2%. For the year to July, sales totaled nearly 245,000 vehicles with market share at 29.1%. The Panda, Punto, Ypsilon, 500L and 500 were the five best selling models in Italy in July. For the year to July, Fiat brand’s market share was up 95 basis points over the same period in 2012.

For the month of July, the Italian auto market continued the downward trend recorded every month so far this year with new registrations contracting 1.9% year-over-year to less than 108,000 vehicles. Year-to-date, the market was down 9.2% to less than 840,000 new vehicle registrations.

Fiat Group Automobiles posted July sales of nearly 31,400 vehicles, a decrease of 5.5% over the same month a year ago. Overall market share was 29.2%, representing a 110 basis point decrease over July 2012 but a 170 point increase over June this year.

Year-to-date, FGA sales totaled just under 245,000 vehicles, decreasing 10.7% over the same period in 2012, and share was down 50 basis points to 29.2%.

Fiat brand sales totaled nearly 23,000 vehicles for the month of July (-6% vs. July 2012), accounting for a 21% share of the market (-90 bps vs. July 2012). For the year to date, brand sales totaled approximately 182,000 units (-5.1% compared with the prior year) and share was 95 basis points higher at 21.7%.

Fiat brand models topped the rankings once again in July. The Panda was the overall market leader, with 7,400 units sold and a 36.8% share of the A segment. The Punto was in second place (nearly 5,500 units sold and a 17.4% share of the B segment) with a strong contribution from the Punto Street launched less than one month ago which boosted the share of retail sales compared with the previous two months. Taking fourth place was the 500L, once again the best selling mid-size SUV, with over 3,500 units sold and a 44.4% segment share. The 500L registered a significant increase in market share compared with June following the introduction of the Trekking version which accounted for more than 25% of new orders. July also saw delivery of the first Natural Power versions of the 500L, which will begin contributing to results from August. In fifth position was the 500, with 3,400 units sold and a 17.3% share of the A segment. The Freemont also turned in a positive performance, leading its segment with a 32.3% share.

Lancia posted July sales of more than 5,000 vehicles, a decrease of 5.5% over July 2012, but up 7.8% over June this year. The brand’s July market share was 4.7%, decreasing 20 basis points compared with July 2012 and increasing 80 basis points compared with June this year. Year-to-date, brand sales totaled more than 37,000 vehicles, a decrease of 23.3% over 2012, with share down 80 basis points to 4.4%.

The Ypsilon made a significant contribution to brand sales, increasing share for the second consecutive month. With more than 4,000 units sold, the Ypsilon was the third best selling car in Italy overall and second in the B segment with a 13% share.

Alfa Romeo sold 3,200 vehicles in July (-2.3% year-over-year) and registered a 3% share of the market, which was in line with July 2012 but 70 basis points higher than June this year. Year-to-date, brand sales totaled approximately 21,000 vehicles (-26.2%) and share was 2.5% (-60 bps).

The Giulietta and MiTo both recorded improvements over June. With 2,400 vehicles sold, the Giulietta was once again among the top 10 overall and leader in the C segment with a 17.7% share and a positive contribution from the LPG version.

Compared to the prior two months, retail sales also accounted for a higher percentage of total MiTo sales as the brand began deliveries of the 2014 model launched in June. Jeep reported July sales of nearly 500 vehicles (-5.3% versus July 2012) and share substantially in line with July 2012 at 0.4%. For the year to date, sales totaled approximately 3,700 units, down 15.15% over the prior year, and share was substantially in line with the same period in 2012 at 0.45%.

The new Grand Cherokee – which saw retail sales nearly double in July – was one of the best selling vehicles in its segment with an 18.5% share.

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