(Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) on Wednesday reported a 10% decline in U.S. auto sales in the first quarter, as the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak hurt demand and halted production from mid-March.

The automaker said it sold 446,768 vehicles in the first three months of 2020, compared with 498,425 units a year earlier.

Reporting by Rachit Vats and Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty

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