Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said Thursday its European sales outperformed the industry in February compared to the same month last year, as the company dealt with emissions probes in Germany and the United States.
February sales were up 8.7 per cent year-on-year to 88,000 vehicles, outperforming the industry average of 2.1 per cent, the Italian-American carmaker said.
Group market share increased 50 basis points to 7.9 per cent, the highest level since March 2010 and placing Fiat Chrysler fourth overall in Europe.
Fiat Chrysler said its cars did well in Germany, where sales increased by 18.4 per cent.
The Fiat 500X model had sales up 0.4 per cent year-on-year, the firm said.
This model had been at the centre of a dispute with Germany, which charged its emissions were too high and called for mediation from the European Commission.
The Commission brought that mediation to a close earlier this week, citing FCA's "voluntary calibration adjustments on its diesel emissions beginning in February 2016, even though its previous calibrations conformed" to EU regulations, the Italian Transport Ministry said.
In January, Fiat Chrysler admitted that a number of US authorities are investigating the company for possible breaches of diesel vehicle emissions standards.