After months of coming tantalizingly close, Jeep European registrations finally topped the 10,000 mark in September. Deliveries rose by 21%, hitting 10,386 sales, according to figures from ACEA, the European auto manufacturers' trade group.

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Jeep had its best sales month ever in the United Kingdom, where registrations have also soared 38% in the first three quarters of this year. France, Italy, and Spain all reported double-digit gains; Germany was the only major market to come up short.

As usual, the Renegade claimed the lion's share of registrations — around three-quarters of the brand's total. Combined with the 9,700 Fiat 500X sales, the siblings made up 19% of FCA's regional sales last month.

Total FCA registrations increased 14% in September, well ahead of the industry total. All five brands were higher for September and year-to-date; Maserati reported the most growth, rising by 48% to 927 cars registered.