Fiat Chrysler October US sales surge nearly 15 percent

Nov 05, 2015 948

Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales rose nearly 15 percent last month as the auto industry steered toward its best October in 14 years. The Italian-American automaker reported sales of about 196,000, led by the booming Jeep brand with a 33 percent increase. Sales were just over 170,000 a year ago.

It was Fiat Chrysler's strongest October since 2001, when most automakers offered zero percent financing in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. All major automakers will report U.S. sales figures on Tuesday. Pickup truck sales also helped Fiat Chrysler sales grow.

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