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Fiat Chrysler sees sales rise by 8% in January

Sales down at Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Volkswagen

03 February, 19:08
Fiat Chrysler sees sales rise by 8% in January (ANSA) - New York, February 3 - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' sales jumped by 8% in January, while competitors blamed blustery winter storms for driving down their figures which were released on Monday.

Sales of large vehicles produced by the Jeep and Dodge brands of Fiat Chrysler helped to boost its figures.

"January was phenomenal for us, much better than we expected", Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne enthused in an interview with WJR Detroit radio shortly before the company went public with its sales results.

Sales at Ford slipped 7%, General Motors lost 12%, Toyota fell 7.2% and Volkswagen sales plunged by 19% in the same month.