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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high

Dec. 2, 2016 12:23 CET | UPDATED: Dec 2 18:05 CET - adds reaction

German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their strongest growth in six years, the VDA industry association said.
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NOVEMBER SALES
Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Dec. 2, 2016 10:37 CET

Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car rental companies. ...

 

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NOVEMBER SALES
Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Dec. 2, 2016 10:14 CET

Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax breaks ending in December. ...

 




 
NOVEMBER SALES

German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high

Dec. 2, 2016 12:23 CET
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their strongest growth in six years, the VDA industry association said.

NOVEMBER SALES

VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain

Dec. 2, 2016 06:01 CET
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a yearlong streak of falling demand and signaling that the worst retail effects of its diesel-emissions scandal may be over.

NOVEMBER SALES

Rental company demand boosts Spain sales

Dec. 2, 2016 10:37 CET
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car rental companies.

NOVEMBER SALES

Italian sales jump 8% on business demand

Dec. 2, 2016 10:14 CET
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax breaks ending in December.

NOVEMBER SALES

Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%

Dec. 1, 2016 11:42 CET
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among brands showing big gains.

VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe

Nov. 11, 2016 15:29 CET
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a flat Europe and plunging demand in South America and the U.S.

VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China

Nov. 11, 2016 11:52 CET
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven by a 19 percent gain in sales in China, which offset drops in Europe and the U.S.

Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market

Nov. 10, 2016 06:01 CET
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government incentives to encourage vehicle purchases.

Post-Brexit private sales drop in UK offset by higher business demand

Nov. 4, 2016 12:33 CET
UK new-car registrations rose 1.4 percent last month, with an increase in fleet sales helping to offset a continued slump in private demand following the country's decision to quit the EU.

W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France

Nov. 4, 2016 16:32 CET
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to offset drops in Germany and France.

Strong business demand boosts Italian sales

Nov. 3, 2016 15:48 CET
Italian new-car registrations rose 9.8 percent in October as strong demand from business buyers exceeded the drop of sales to private customers.

German car sales fell 6% in October as Peugeot, Toyota gain ground on VW

Nov. 2, 2016 12:01 CET
German new-car sales fell by 5.6 percent in October as Peugeot, Toyota and Renault all gained ground on VW brand.

Spanish sales rise 4% but private demand drops as subsidies end

Nov. 2, 2016 17:10 CET
Spanish new-car sales rose 4 percent in October but sales to private buyers dropped by 2.4 percent after a program offering discounts for owners to swap their old cars for new ones ended.

French car sales fall 4% in October as Renault, PSA demand drops

Nov. 1, 2016 12:29 CET
French new-car registrations fell 4 percent in October after sales fell at domestic automakers Renault and PSA.

VW on track to top Toyota for global sales lead

Oct. 27, 2016 10:32 CET
VW Group leads Toyota in global sales after nine months, putting the Japanese automaker's four-year reign as the world's largest carmaker at risk. Toyota's worldwide deliveries rose 0.4 percent to 7.53 million vehicles through September while VW Group's sales climbed 2.4 percent to about 7.61 million.

Europe car sales grow 7% but VW fails to end share decline

Oct. 14, 2016 09:03 CET
New-car sales in Europe grew by 7.3 percent last month with most major automakers except PSA Group gaining volume. VW Group, hit by its diesel-emissions scandal, continued to lose market share.

VW, Renault, Toyota boost sales in Russia as market falls 11%

Oct. 11, 2016 06:01 CET
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent in September, although Lada, Renault, Volkswagen and Toyota bucked the downward trend by boosting their sales.

W. Europe market grows 7% in September but Brexit clouds outlook

Oct. 6, 2016 14:18 CET
Western European car sales rose 6.6 percent last month on a rebounding southern Europe, strong German growth and a UK market not yet affected by Brexit.

German sales rise 9% with Lexus, Renault and Fiat making strong gains

Oct. 5, 2016 11:27 CET
German new-car registrations rose by 9.4 percent in September with Lexus, Renault, Fiat and Land Rover among the big winners. Sales to private buyers jumped by 22 percent while business sales increased 3.9 percent.

UK sales grew nearly 2% in September on strong business demand

Oct. 5, 2016 10:58 CET
New-car registrations in the UK increased 1.6 percent in September to hit a new monthly record. Strong demand from business customers compensated for a fall in sales to private buyers.

French car sales rise nearly 3% but PSA suffers setback

Oct. 3, 2016 09:53 CET
French new-car registrations rose 2.5 percent in September with most automakers except PSA Group making sales gains. Sales in Italy increased 17 percent while Spanish sales rose 14 percent.

European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August

Sept. 15, 2016 09:05 CET
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. Fiat Chrysler, Renault, Daimler, Toyota and Kia beat the market average with double-digit growth while VW Group, mired in an emissions scandal, continued to lose ground.

Russia car sales fall 18% in August

Sept. 8, 2016 14:19 CET
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the economy stumbles but registrations have stopped undercutting the former historical low levels, industry organization AEB said.

UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit

Sept. 6, 2016 08:41 CET
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 percent.

Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August

Sept. 6, 2016 13:05 CET
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the UK.

 
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