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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.
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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 deman ...

 

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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. ...

 




 

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.

German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat

Feb. 2, 2017 14:58 CET
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat recording gains of over 20 percent.

Italy's January sales best since 2010

Feb. 2, 2017 09:20 CET
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, with Citroen, Dacia and Toyota among brands showing big gains.

Spanish sales gain 11% as Seat, Dacia and Fiat show strong growth

Feb. 1, 2017 14:21 CET
Spanish new-car sales rose 11 percent in January, with Seat, Dacia and Fiat brands leading gains among volume makers, while registrations were flat at Volkswagen brand.

French car sales rise 11% in January on extra selling days

Feb. 1, 2017 10:42 CET
French car sales rose 11 percent in January, helped by two extra selling days. Ford's gain was the biggest among major brands while domestic automakers Renault and PSA also benefited from strong demand for their models.

EV, plug-in hybrid, fuel-cell sales rose 10% in Europe

Feb. 1, 2017 11:21 CET
Sales of electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell cars rose nearly 10 percent in Europe last year. Plug-in hybrid sales increased 17 percent and registrations of EVs were up 3 percent.

Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016

Jan. 17, 2017 10:14 CET
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was driven by growth across the region's key markets. December registrations were up 3.2 percent.

Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016

Jan. 13, 2017 06:01 CET
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country's four-year slump will end in 2017.

 
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

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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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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

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12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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How China dealer association resolved Audi's dealer crisis


3:59 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Audi's dispute with some of its China dealers, that threatened to blow up into all-out war, finally ...
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