Fiat commercial vehicles achieved record sales world-wide of 307,000 units in 2004, a 32,000 vehicle increase over the previous year.

Ducato sales rose 4.6% to 102,000, and the model line continued its dominance of the motorhome cab/chassis market in Europe with a 70% share.

Fiat's commercial vehicles took 10.8% of their European market sector last year. Its home market of Italy accounted for 40.2% of sales followed by Poland (26%), Germany and Hungary (11.2% each), Switzerland (10.9%), Greece (10.6%), Belgium (9.4%), Austria (8.8%) and Spain (7.7%).

CV sales outside Europe rose 36.6%, with the brand taking what it called "significant" market share in Brazil (24%) and Turkey (15%).