FCA outperforms EU auto market

Marchionne sees new alliances ahead

(ANSA) - Turin, April 15 - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) sales jumped 13.3% in March compared to the same period last year, the company said Friday. The positive results were across all brands, with Fiat +14%, Jeep +16.8%, Alfa Romeo and Lancia +0.8%. Market share rose from 5.9% to 6.3% in the period. FCA outperformed the European auto market, which grew 5.7% in March compared to the same period in 2015. The data referred to the EU-28 plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. Also on Friday, CEO Sergio Marchionne said that while a deal with General Motors "can't happen right now" the company is still looking for new partners. These could include Ford, Toyota, or Volkswagen, he said. South Korea's Hyundai Motor Group is "not interested", Marchionne told reporters.
   

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