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Fiat Chrysler European sales down 1.8% in January

Italian-US group took 6.2% of market share

18 February, 12:12
Fiat Chrysler European sales down 1.8% in January (ANSA) - Rome, February 18 - European sales of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) fell by 1.8% in January against the same month last year, the newly merged company said on Tuesday.

The Italian-US group sold 60,050 new vehicles across European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries in January 2014 compared to 61,178 vehicles in January 2013.

The negative performance followed a 2.3% rise in December 2013 over the same month the previous year.

FCA's European market share in January was 6.2%, down from 6.6% a year ago but up from 5.5% in December.

Further, sales were up "in some of the main European countries" including France, Britain and Spain, the company said.