Fiat Chrysler reports December U.S. sales up 14% to 196,520 vehicles

FCA US LLC reported December U.S. sales of 196,520 vehicles, a 14% increase compared with sales of 171,946 vehicles in December 2017. Retail sales for the month rose slightly to 151,077 vehicles. Fleet sales totaled 45,443 vehicles and accounted for 23% of total sales during the month. For the year, U.S. retail sales were 1,760,488, marking the highest level since 2001 when sales reached 1,833,186 vehicles. Total U.S. sales rose 9% to 2,235,204 compared with 2,059,376 vehicles for 2017. Fleet sales accounted for 21% of the company’s overall sales in 2018.