StaffAllpar HomeMore NewsCarsTrucksUpcomingRepairsTest drives

Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge lead FCA growth in Italy

by Bill Cawthon on


The Italian Transport Ministry reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles registrations in Italy totaled 25,265 in December, up 1.4% from December 2013. Full-year total registrations rose 0.8% to 376,721 vehicles. (Note: Figures do not include Maserati or Ferrari.)

FCA’s growth lagged the overall Italian market’s 2.4% December increase and the 4.2% increase reported for the full year.

Chrysler brands lead the growth, up 403.9%, primarily due to a big increase in Jeep brand sales, powered by the new Renegade. In fact, Chrysler brand sales were the only ones that came in ahead of December 2013.

Chrysler brands posted a 94.3% increase in full-year registrations. The only other brand in the black was Fiat with a 0.8% boost.

FCA lost almost an entire percentage point of market share with all brands except for Chrysler’s trio giving up ground. Chrysler’s share rose 0.4% to 0.8% of the total market.

Brand Dec-14 Dec-13 Change 2014 Total 2013 Total Change
Alfa Romeo 1,801 2,139 -15.8% 28,322 31,655 -10.5%
Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge 2,308 458 403.9% 11,336 5,833 94.3%
Fiat 17,573 18,102 -2.9% 281,582 279,401 0.8%
Lancia 3,583 4,221 -15.1% 55,481 57,041 -2.7%
FCA Total 25,265 24,920 1.4% 376,721 373,930 0.7%
Total Italian Registrations 91,518 89,415 2.4% 1,359,616 1,304,648 4.2%
Data Source: Italian Transport Ministry – National Vehicle Archives

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

Know & Go screens
Employees created new FCA US app—first available to Ram TRX

Newest Ram Built to Serve models honor the U.S. Air Force

Former Ram chief engineer Michael J. Cairns

More Mopar Car
and Truck News

Some popular Allpar pages

Dodge Demon

2018 Wrangler JL

Staff details/contactsTerms of ServiceInformation is presented to the best of our knowledge. Plans change and sometimes mistakes are made. Decisions or purchases made based on this site's verbiage or images are done at the reader's own risk. Also see the Allpar News archives, 1997-2008 • Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. • Mopar, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, HEMI, and certain other names are trademarks of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.