FCA India’s Kevin Flynn takes new charge as FCA Australia's MD

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 01 Aug 2019


FCA India today announced that Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director, FCA India has assumed responsibility for the position of Managing Director of FCA Australia, effective today. He will continue his responsibility as Head of the Indian FCA business in addition to his new, primary role as Head of the Australian FCA business. His successor in India will be officially announced on a later date.

Flynn took charge as head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India in February 2015. Flynn, who has over 34 years’ experience in the automobile industry, came to 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 the rest of the Indian automakers, FCA India too is 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 total 2,972, down 39.40 percent. FCA India currently has a 0.42 percent market share in the Indian passenger vehicle market, down from the 0.56 percent share it had in the April-June 2018 period (4,904 units).