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W. European sales rise 27% ahead of WLTP changeover

Sept. 6, 2018 09:52 CET

Western European car sales surged 27 percent in August as automakers discounted heavily to clear stocks ahead of new WLTP vehicle-testing rules.
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■ Italy sales rise 10% on smooth WLTP changeover
■ UK sales increase 23% on WLTP
■ German sales rise 25% ahead of WLTP
■ Spanish car sales soar 49% in WLTP stock clear-out
■ French sales leap 40% on new WLTP test

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AUGUST SALES
UK sales increase 23% on WLTP
Sept. 6, 2018 12:04 CET

UK registrations jumped by 23 percent in August as automakers reduced vehicle stocks ahead of the new WLTP testing regime, which went into force on Sept. 1. ...

 

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Italy sales rise 10% on smooth WLTP changeover
Sept. 6, 2018 06:01 CET

Contrary to what happened in France, Spain, Germany and the UK, Italian registrations did not rise dramatically in August ahead of a deadline for the new WTLP testing reg ...

 

AUGUST SALES

W. European sales rise 27% ahead of WLTP changeover

Sept. 6, 2018 09:52 CET
Western European car sales surged 27 percent in August as automakers discounted heavily to clear stocks ahead of new WLTP vehicle-testing rules.

AUGUST SALES

UK sales increase 23% on WLTP

Sept. 6, 2018 12:04 CET
UK registrations jumped by 23 percent in August as automakers reduced vehicle stocks ahead of the new WLTP testing regime, which went into force on Sept. 1.

AUGUST SALES

Italy sales rise 10% on smooth WLTP changeover

Sept. 6, 2018 06:01 CET
Contrary to what happened in France, Spain, Germany and the UK, Italian registrations did not rise dramatically in August ahead of a deadline for the new WTLP testing regime on Sept. 1.

AUGUST SALES

German sales rise 25% ahead of WLTP

Sept. 5, 2018 12:04 CET
German registrations increased 25 percent last month as VW and other brands flooded the market to reduce stocks ahead of the new WLTP testing regime.

AUGUST SALES

Spanish car sales soar 49% in WLTP stock clear-out

Sept. 4, 2018 09:47 CET
Registrations in Spain jumped 49 percent in August as automakers rushed to clear out vehicle stocks ahead of the introduction of the new WLTP testing regime on Sept. 1.

AUGUST SALES

French sales leap 40% on new WLTP test

Sept. 3, 2018 12:57 CET
Registrations in France increased by 40 percent in August, with gains largely due to the effects of new WLTP standards that took effect on Sept. 1.

Western European sales jump 9% ahead of WLTP tests

Aug. 7, 2018 10:27 CET
Automakers pushing to sell cars before WLTP vehicle-testing rules come into effect helped to boost western European registrations by 9 percent in July, according to market analysts LMC Automotive.

JULY SALES

Skoda, BMW among winners as Russia sales rise 11%

Aug. 7, 2018 14:02 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose 11 percent in July, buoyed by strong consumer confidence ahead of a planned tax rise in the market next year.

Europe's first-half sales surged on strong SUV demand

Aug. 4, 2018 06:01 CET
Jeep, Seat, Dacia and VW outperformed all other brands sold in Europe in the first half, as overall sales in the region rose 2.8 percent, according to industry association ACEA.

BMW sees 5%-10% sales growth in China despite tariffs

Aug. 2, 2018 21:25 CET
BMW expects its China sales to rise between 5 percent and 10 percent this year, despite the introduction of 40 percent import tariffs on vehicles imported from the U.S.

JUNE SALES

Jeep, Volvo, VW among winners as SUVs boost European demand

July 17, 2018 09:43 CET
Europe's continuing boom in SUV/crossover sales boosted registrations in June despite slumping demand in the UK, where uncertainty over Brexit is hitting consumer confidence.

JUNE SALES

UK market 'stabilizing' despite sales falling nearly 4% on diesel plunge

July 16, 2018 14:48 CET
UK registrations fell 3.5 percent in June as demand for diesels plunged. VW Group's Seat had the biggest rise among brands, followed by BMW. Losers included Nissan, Dacia, Fiat, Renault, Ford and Vauxhall.

JUNE SALES

Russia sales growth slows during World Cup

July 5, 2018 14:31 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose 11 percent in June, down from an 18 percent leap in May, an industry lobby group said, with analysts blaming the country's hosting of the soccer World Cup for the dip in demand.

JUNE SALES

VW Group brands gain as German market rises 4%

July 4, 2018 15:13 CET
VW Group brands were among the winners last month as the German market rose 4.2 percent. Through June, sales were up 2.9 percent to 1.83 million.

JUNE SALES

Italy market decline accelerates in June

July 3, 2018 15:20 CET
Sales of new cars in Italy declined 7.3 percent in June, according to figures published by the country's transport ministry. The decrease follows a 2.8 percent drop in May. Last month's loss was attributed to declines in self-registrations and short-term rentals.

JUNE SALES

Spanish car sales rise 8 percent in June

July 3, 2018 06:01 CET
New-car registrations in Spain increased 8 percent in June to 142,376 despite one fewer selling day compared with the same month last year. A dealer association official said that “thanks to the positive first half, we now estimate a 7 percent increase in sales in 2018.”

JUNE SALES

Seat, Fiat, DS gain as French sales rise 9% in June

July 2, 2018 14:12 CET
New-car registrations in France rose by 9.2 percent in June, led by Seat, Fiat, DS and Kia, which all reported monthly sales gains of more than 30 percent compared with the previous year.

China in control as industry enters new era

June 15, 2018 06:01 CET
China has been the world's biggest auto market since 2009, when it eclipsed the U.S. But only recently has it reached a long-anticipated, and in many quarters, long-feared, tipping point. China is taking the wheel as a true driver of the global industry.

European sales flat in May on fewer sales days

June 15, 2018 08:34 CET
European sales rose a marginal 0.6 percent in May due in part to fewer working days. Jeep, Dacia and Lexus were among winners while premium brands BMW, Mercedes and Audi saw their sales fall amid talk of diesel bans.

MAY SALES

Jeep is biggest winner as Spain sales rise 7%

June 8, 2018 13:13 CET
New-car registrations in Spain increased 7 percent in May with healthy demand from private and company customers.

MAY SALES

German market down 6% but VW bucks trend with new SUV

June 5, 2018 06:01 CET
VW brand was among the few brands that gained new volume as German vehicle sales fell nearly 6 percent in Mayas dealers reduced commercial registrations, including dealer pre-registrations.

MAY SALES

UK sales rise 3% in May on private demand

June 5, 2018 12:23 CET
UK registrations increased 3.4 percent in May as growing demand from individual consumers offset a decline from business buyers.

MAY SALES

Italy sales decline 3% on political uncertainty, diesel slump

June 4, 2018 06:01 CET
Sales of new cars in Italy declined 2.8 percent in May, with political uncertainty after recent elections still weighing on the market.

MAY SALES

French May sales flat despite strong gains by Jeep, Hyundai, Skoda

June 1, 2018 11:40 CET
French new-car registrations rose 0.2 percent in May, with Jeep, Hyundai, Skoda, DS and Dacia recording strong gains following the launch of new SUVs and crossovers.

VW Group's China sales rose 12% in April on Audi, Skoda demand

May 22, 2018 12:22 CET
Volkswagen Group's China sales rose nearly 12 percent in April, led by demand at the Audi and Skoda brands.

 
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