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.


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.