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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.
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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 marke ...

 

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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 h ...

 




 

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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January

Feb. 16, 2017 09:45 CET
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possible purchase of the GM unit by the French automaker. Europe registrations rose 10 percent last month, driven by extra selling days and robust demand in nearly all of the region's key markets.

Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites

Feb. 13, 2017 11:06 CET
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after the Brexit vote caused a surge in used-car imports from the UK.

EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says

Feb. 9, 2017 10:55 CET
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year's 6.8 percent gain, said European auto industry association ACEA. "Uncertainty is expected to overshadow 2017," ACEA said, citing political developments such as elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands.

UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand

Feb. 6, 2017 11:21 CET
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from private consumers since March last year. The rise came despite fears a vote to leave the EU in June would hit private car sales.

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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely

Feb. 6, 2017 13:45 CET
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimistic that 2017 will bring signs of recovery for a market with the potential to become Europe's biggest for new-car sales.

Western European car sales rise 10% in January

Feb. 6, 2017 14:04 CET
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy and Spain, according to industry data compiled by LMC Automotive.

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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze

Feb. 5, 2017 06:01 CET
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall vehicle sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million, easily exceeding initial analyst expectations that the region's volume would increase by a maximum of 4 percent.

 
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Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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Renault hopes to keep the Captur as Europe's top-selling subcompact SUV by giving it an upgraded int ...
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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

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

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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