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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record

Dec. 10, 2017 06:01 CET

Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the compact SUV segment by more than a quarter.
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Nov. 18, 2017 06:15 CET

Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more popular in Europe than sedan and wagon versions of the Mercedes E cla ...

 

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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Nov. 5, 2017 06:01 CET

Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford in a sector that has been, until recently, virtually ignored by Europ ...

 




 
AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record

Dec. 10, 2017 06:01 CET
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the compact SUV segment by more than a quarter.

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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment

Nov. 18, 2017 06:15 CET
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more popular in Europe than sedan and wagon versions of the Mercedes E class and BMW 5 series.

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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment

Nov. 5, 2017 06:01 CET
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford in a sector that has been, until recently, virtually ignored by European automakers.

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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins

Oct. 16, 2017 06:01 CET
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers such as VW, Ford and Nissan boost sales and improve their bottom lines by selling more expensive versions of their subcompacts, data shows.

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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers

Sept. 9, 2017 06:01 CET
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, Kia, Citroen and Seat unveil new challengers in a booming sector that is forecast to almost double to 2.2 million sales in 2021 from 1.16 million last year.

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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment

Sept. 8, 2017 06:01 CET
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. This was helped by a 10,000-unit boost provided by the recently launched Hyundai Ioniq.

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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump

Aug. 16, 2017 06:01 CET
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche help to revive a sector that had been in steady decline for eight consecutive years.

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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe

Aug. 11, 2017 06:01 CET
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the body style will reach a 34 percent market share by 2020.

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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers

June 30, 2017 06:01 CET
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. In most cases, these sales provide a higher profit margin to the automaker than those from fleets or special channels, automaker sources say.

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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020

June 10, 2017 06:01 CET
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interest as analysts forecast that the sector will decline this year and remain static in future years.

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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline

May 8, 2017 06:01 CET
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising demand for SUVs and crossovers. Sales of models such as the VW Touran and Renault Scenic are likely to be hit.

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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year

April 15, 2017 06:01 CET
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecomers such as Volkswagen, Hyundai and Kia expand the sector above 2 million sales in 2018 and to 2.3 million by 2020.

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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales

March 24, 2017 06:01 CET
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce Europe's diesel dependency, according to automakers such as VW and Renault.

SEGMENTS ANALYSIS

SUV sales rise to 25% of European market

March 24, 2017 06:01 CET
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as models such as the Renault Captur and Nissan Qashqai continue to lure buyers from minivans, wagons and hatchbacks.

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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs

Jan. 17, 2017 06:01 CET
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A class and SUVs from all brands steal market share from the volume players in Europe's third-largest segment.

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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year

Dec. 13, 2016 06:01 CET
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models such as the Volvo XC90 and Land Rover Discovery. The segment's volume has shown the second highest rate of growth among Europe's SUV sectors at 33 percent, behind the 37 percent rise for compact premium SUVs.

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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone

Nov. 19, 2016 06:15 CET
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium segment because of their commitment to expanding their offerings in a part of the European market that used to be dominated by models such as the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus.

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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models from Audi, Jaguar and BMW. The sector is likely to remain hot for years to come, according to a top analyst.

 
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BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10 2017

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3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2017

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Richard Truett
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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A hybrid powertrain adds hundreds of pounds of weight to a vehicle. ...
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VW Beetle could be reborn as electric car

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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VW is considering the future of the brand's iconic Beetle. ...
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Tesla shows why VW, Daimler should keep their heavy trucks businesses

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24 2017

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Tesla's punt at the heavy truck market shows VW and Daimler that there may be meaningful synergies b ...
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BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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