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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels

June 16, 2017 08:41 CET

European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sales increases. Winners included Toyota, Renault, VW and Fiat, while Opel's volume declined.
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
June 9, 2017 11:01 CET

New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher sales. ...

 

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UK new-car sales fall nearly 9% ahead of election
June 5, 2017 11:16 CET

UK new-car registrations fell 8.5 percent last month as demand declined in the run-up to this week's national election and sales were hit by the effect of an April tax hi ...

 




 

European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels

June 16, 2017 08:41 CET
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sales increases. Winners included Toyota, Renault, VW and Fiat, while Opel's volume declined.

VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%

June 9, 2017 11:01 CET
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher sales.

UK new-car sales fall nearly 9% ahead of election

June 5, 2017 11:16 CET
UK new-car registrations fell 8.5 percent last month as demand declined in the run-up to this week's national election and sales were hit by the effect of an April tax hike which boosted demand earlier in the year.

MAY SALES

German sales jump 13% on fleet demand

June 2, 2017 12:44 CET
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business fleets.

MAY SALES

Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years

June 2, 2017 11:40 CET
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping 5-month registrations rise by 7.3 percent.

MAY SALES

VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%

June 2, 2017 10:17 CET
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the VW brand passed Renault to become Italy's second best-selling marque.

MAY SALES

French sales rise 9% in May

June 1, 2017 14:09 CET
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault making strong gains.

European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump

May 16, 2017 09:10 CET
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump in UK sales. VW, Ford and Opel saw large declines while Toyota and Kia boosted volume.

VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%

May 12, 2017 11:00 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after four years of falling demand. Industry watchers cautioned that the market is still "fragile."

APRIL SALES

Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%

May 4, 2017 10:56 CET
UK new-car registrations slumped 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six years after customers brought forward purchases in March to avoid a tax hike. Germany's premium brands outsold Vauxhall and VW while Ford retained its No. 1 spot.

APRIL SALES

Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost

May 4, 2017 10:59 CET
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat, along with Fiat, Ford and Toyota all increased volume.

APRIL SALES

German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines

May 3, 2017 14:34 CET
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewer selling days hit showroom traffic. Most larger brands saw sales decline except Fiat, Dacia, Toyota and Seat.

Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%

May 3, 2017 11:54 CET
New-car registrations in Italy fell 4.6 percent last month with most major automakers losing volume except Renault, Skoda, BMW and Citroen.

Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%

May 2, 2017 10:06 CET
French registrations fell 6 percent in April on two fewer selling days. Domestic automakers Renault and PSA saw sales fall while VW Group's volume rose as its Seat and Skoda brands showed strong growth.

FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%

April 19, 2017 09:44 CET
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more selling days to lure additional buyers. Fiat Chrysler, Ford and Renault were among the automakers that gained market share at the expense of regional leader VW Group and No. 2 PSA.

VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter

April 12, 2017 11:03 CET
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1.3 percent in the first three months as slow sales in China and western Europe offset recovering demand in North and South America.

Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%

April 10, 2017 13:51 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. Lada, Kia, Hyundai and Renault had big gains.

UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high

April 5, 2017 10:33 CET
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought forward purchases to beat an April tax rise.

Spanish market returns to growth

April 5, 2017 09:44 CET
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. Analysts and industry groups are predicting that the market will outpace European sales growth this year with registrations rising between 6 and 9 percent.

German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines

April 4, 2017 10:00 CET
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel models' share of registrations fell to 40.6 percent, as municipalities in Germany discuss tighter regulation to help tackle pollution.

Italian market continued to rebound in March

April 4, 2017 11:48 CET
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day than the year before. The increase is the 34th year-on-year monthly rise in market sales and the best result for the month since 2010.

French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day

April 3, 2017 12:38 CET
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. Among volume brands, Toyota's gain was the biggest at 33 percent, while registrations at both Fiat and Kia jumped 18 percent.

European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty

March 16, 2017 11:11 CET
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel and Peugeot posted lower sales. Growth is cooling amid political uncertainty and a saturated market.

W. European sales edge up in February

March 10, 2017 06:01 CET
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. Analysts LMC warned that uncertain political events could affect sales growth in the region.

Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market

March 2, 2017 15:32 CET
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authorities debate tighter regulation to help tackle pollution. Other key European markets showed a mixed picture with sales up 6 percent in Italy, down 3 percent in France and flat in Spain.

 
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10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

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4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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