FCA India has announced today that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India’s current president and managing director, Kevin Flynn has also assumed responsibility for the position of managing director of FCA Australia. For now, he will continue his responsibilities heading FCA India and his successor will be officially announced at a later date.
Flynn took charge as head of FCA India in February 2015. He has 34 years experience in the automobile industry and joined FCA India from Jaguar Land Rover, where he was managing director for the South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa markets. Flynn had joined Jaguar Land Rover in 2011.
Like other manufacturers in India, the Indian division of FCA is also feeling the heat of the slowdown. The company sold a total of 791 units in June 2019, down 46 percent year-on-year. In Q1 FY2020 (April-June 2019), the carmaker’s sales totalled 2,972 units; a decrease of 39.40 percent. FCA India currently has a 0.42 percent market share in the Indian passenger vehicle market, which is a significant downturn compared to the 0.56 percent share it had in the April-June 2018 period (4,904 units).