European Jeep registration came within 132 units of hitting the 10,000 mark in May, reaching 9,868 — up 30% from May 2015. Registrations were up in all primary EU countries — France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.


Year to date, 45,268 new Jeeps have been registered in the EU, 24% more than in the first five months of 2015.

Around three quarters of these Jeeps are the new Renegade, whose sales shot up by nearly 53%. Combined with its Fiat clone, the 500X, the Melfi twins brought in more than 18% of total FCA deliveries.

FCA sales rose by more than 25%, outpacing Europe’s 16% growth. The Fiat brand rose by around 27%, to 74,519 in May; Lancia burst forward with a rise of nearly 32%.  Alfa Romeo came up 59 cars short, a 1% decline with 5,522 deliveries, while Maserati was about even with 559, down from 562.