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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline

May 13, 2016 15:17 CET

VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in deliveries at the scandal-hit VW brand.
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
May 13, 2016 09:01 CET | UPDATED: May 13 17:20 CET - adds IHS comments

European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases and Volkswagen brand back to growth despite its diesel-emissions scand ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
May 12, 2016 15:14 CET

New-car sales in Russia fell 8.5 percent in April to their lowest level in 10 years as the market continued to feel the pressure of an economic crisis fueled by lower oil ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline

May 13, 2016 15:17 CET
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in deliveries at the scandal-hit VW brand.

European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth

May 13, 2016 09:01 CET
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases and Volkswagen brand back to growth despite its diesel-emissions scandal.

Russia car sales fall to 10-year low

May 12, 2016 15:14 CET
New-car sales in Russia fell 8.5 percent in April to their lowest level in 10 years as the market continued to feel the pressure of an economic crisis fueled by lower oil prices and Western sanctions over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April

May 6, 2016 14:50 CET
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain, although sales momentum is slowing, according to data from a leading industry group.

UK car sales rise 2% in April

May 6, 2016 11:58 CET
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling brands - Ford, VW and Vauxhall - fell.

German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains

May 3, 2016 13:33 CET
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spain. Fiat, Volvo and Porsche were among brands with big gains.

French car sales rise nearly 7% in April

May 2, 2016 12:12 CET
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers including Hyundai, Fiat and BMW.

European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips

April 15, 2016 09:22 CET
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's core brand and fewer trading days in March due to Easter.

Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March

April 8, 2016 09:35 CET
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. First-quarter deliveries were up 7.7 percent.

Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows

April 8, 2016 15:31 CET
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leading business group in the country to forecast that the market is close to hitting bottom.

VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February

March 16, 2016 12:02 CET
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth month in a row as the automaker's diesel-emissions cheating scandal pushed buyers to rivals such as Fiat, Ford and Opel.

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Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe

March 8, 2016 06:01 CET
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8.1 percent rise. SUVs accounted for 22 percent of all European passenger vehicle sales in 2015.

Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February

March 4, 2016 12:25 CET
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit growth. A 27 percent increase in Italy was the main driver of the gain.

European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal

Feb. 16, 2016 08:50 CET
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. 1 automaker, lost sales and market share as rivals appeared to target its core brand amid the company's diesel-emissions scandal.

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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector

Feb. 14, 2016 06:01 CET
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are quitting the segment because of the growing popularity of SUVs and crossovers

Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound

Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Italy continued to lead demand with double-digit growth.

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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales

Feb. 4, 2016 06:01 CET
Jeep, Smart and Jaguar were the biggest winners last year in Europe, where overall vehicle sales rose 9 percent, exceeding initial analyst expectations of 3 percent growth at most.

Growth in car sales in key European markets 'encouraging' in January

Feb. 2, 2016 11:28 CET
New-car sales increased in key European markets in January including 3 percent growth in Germany and double-digit rises in Italy and Spain.

French automakers lose ground to rebounding VW

Feb. 1, 2016 13:04 CET
French new-car registrations increased 3.5 percent in January, as Volkswagen Group appeared to shrug off the scandal over its diesel test-rigging with sales rising 12 percent, outpacing Renault and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen.

European car-sales growth forecast to slow to 2% in 2016

Jan. 21, 2016 16:07 CET
European car sales likely will rise 2 percent in 2016, down from 9 percent last year, as northern markets weaken and Spain's rebound slows, industry association ACEA said.

European sales growth will slow this year, say Daimler, Ford, Volvo CEOs

Jan. 16, 2016 06:01 CET
European automotive executives expect the region's car sales to grow for a third straight year in 2016, but they say the overall volume will continue to trail the record high of more than 16 million reached in 2007.

VW trails rivals as Europe sales rise 16% in December

Jan. 15, 2016 08:53 CET
New-car sales in Europe rose 16 percent in December in the 28th consecutive month of growth with Ford, Renault, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen among the best performers. Sales of scandal-hit VW-brand trailed the market rebound, hitting the company's market share.

Western automakers hit hard as Russia car sales fell 36% in 2015

Jan. 14, 2016 12:36 CET
Russia's car sales plunged by 36 percent in 2015 in a disastrous year for Western automakers with operations in the country. The pace of the market's decline is set to slow this year, industry insiders said.

VW brand sales fall 8% in Dec., dragging down group result

Jan. 8, 2016 17:31 CET
Global sales of VW brand cars fell by 7.9 percent in December as the automaker's emissions crisis and weak Brazilian and Russian markets affected the marque's performance. VW Group sales dropped by 5.2 percent last month while full-year sales at the 12-brand group fell 2 percent in the first drop since 2002.

VW brand trails rivals' big gains in Germany

Jan. 7, 2016 12:01 CET
Sales of Volkswagen brand cars in Germany last month trailed rivals Ford and Opel, as well as strong market growth, in the aftermath of the automaker's emissions-rigging scandal.

 
Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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EU governments have refused to tighten auto industry oversight despite pleas from environmental grou ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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