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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains

June 18, 2016 06:01 CET

Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda cars, along with gains in China and Europe.
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
June 17, 2016 09:22 CET

Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting declines in the Americas. ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
June 8, 2016 16:01 CET

New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8.5 percent fall in April, but an industry body believes the economy may have reached its lowest point and might ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains

June 18, 2016 06:01 CET
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda cars, along with gains in China and Europe.

VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil

June 17, 2016 09:22 CET
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting declines in the Americas.

Russia car sales fall 15% in May

June 8, 2016 16:01 CET
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8.5 percent fall in April, but an industry body believes the economy may have reached its lowest point and might even grow in 2017.

Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May

June 6, 2016 14:09 CET
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain.

French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days

June 1, 2016 12:48 CET
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. The country's domestic brands, along with Asian automakers and Fiat, enjoyed strong growth.

VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010

June 1, 2016 19:00 CET
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. sales total since 2011, while luxury sibling Audi narrowly notched its 65th straight year-over-year monthly sales record last month.

Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW

June 1, 2016 21:00 CET
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month thanks to continued demand for its SUVs.

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.

 
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9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

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

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