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Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.

Oct. 9, 2017 16:23 CET

Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last month thanks to an improving economy. Kia and Ford were among the monthly winners, while Toyota lost ground.
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UK sales set for first annual decline since 2011 after 9% Sept. slump
Oct. 5, 2017 11:03 CET

UK new-car registrations fell 9.3 percent in September, a key month of the year that normally accounts for up to 20 percent of annual demand, making it highly likely that ...

 

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Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says
Oct. 5, 2017 10:26 CET

Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older diesel models, the VDA auto industry lobby said. Registrations may increa ...

 




 

Ford, Kia among winners as Russia sales rose 18% in Sept.

Oct. 9, 2017 16:23 CET
Russia's car market is expected to grow by 11 percent this year after sales rose 18 percent last month thanks to an improving economy. Kia and Ford were among the monthly winners, while Toyota lost ground.

UK sales set for first annual decline since 2011 after 9% Sept. slump

Oct. 5, 2017 11:03 CET
UK new-car registrations fell 9.3 percent in September, a key month of the year that normally accounts for up to 20 percent of annual demand, making it highly likely that sales this year will be down for the first time since 2011.

Germany's 2017 sales to beat expectations, group says

Oct. 5, 2017 10:26 CET
Germany's new-car sales will be stronger than expected this year, helped by incentives for older diesel models, the VDA auto industry lobby said. Registrations may increase 4 percent compared with a previous forecast that they would be flat, the VDA said.

German sales fall 3% in Sept. on diesel worries

Oct. 5, 2017 16:01 CET
German new-car sales fell 3.3 percent in September as uncertainty over the future of diesel-powered cars hit demand. Registrations of diesel models fell 21 percent to a market share of 36.3 percent, while gasoline cars jumped 8.7 percent to a share of 59.7 percent.

Italy's September sales increase 8%

Oct. 3, 2017 14:13 CET
Italy's new-car sales rose 8 percent in September to 166,956 units, which was the highest volume the country has had for the month since 2009. The strong gain helped lift the country's nine-month sales by 9 percent.

Spain sales rise 4% in Sept. on fleet demand

Oct. 3, 2017 16:01 CET
Spanish new-car sales rose 4.6 percent in September as sales to companies continued to outpace sluggish demand from private customers. In the first nine months, volume rose 6.7 percent.

French sales rise 1% in September

Oct. 2, 2017 11:34 CET
New-car sales rose 1.1 percent in France in September, as the fall selling season began with mixed results for both domestic and foreign automakers.

Sales of gasoline cars overtake diesels in Europe

Sept. 29, 2017 16:54 CET
Diesel's European market share fell to 46.3 percent of new-car registrations in the first half, the first time since 2009 that more gasoline cars were sold than diesel models.

European sales rose 6% in August

Sept. 14, 2017 08:30 CET
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Skoda and Seat brands among the winners.

AUGUST SALES BY MARKET

W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain

Sept. 5, 2017 14:30 CET
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Spain, according to industry data compiled by LMC Automotive.

AUGUST SALES BY MARKET

UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns

Sept. 5, 2017 11:27 CET
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty over Brexit and possible levies on diesel cars continued to hit Europe's second-biggest market.

AUGUST SALES BY MARKET

German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline

Sept. 4, 2017 16:27 CET
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging sales of diesel-powered vehicles.

AUGUST SALES BY MARKET

Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%

Sept. 4, 2017 10:01 CET
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the premium segment.

Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues

Aug. 9, 2017 06:01 CET
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increasing demand in a market emerging from a four-year slump. In the first seven months, sales rose 8.5 percent.

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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum

Aug. 6, 2017 06:01 CET
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would be nearly flat. There are signs that the rebound may be losing steam.

JULY SALES

UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty

Aug. 4, 2017 12:09 CET
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. The result is the latest sign of how uncertainty about Brexit is hitting Britain's economy, the SMMT industry body said.

JULY SALES

French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand

Aug. 3, 2017 06:01 CET
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump in demand. Registrations in the first seven months were up 3.8 percent to 1.28 million.

JULY SALES

German sales rise 1.5% in July despite diesel slump

Aug. 2, 2017 12:48 CET
German registrations rose by 1.5 percent in July despite a 13 percent fall in diesel car sales.

JULY SALES

Business sales boost Italian car market in July

Aug. 2, 2017 11:02 CET
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registrations rose to 145,363. In the first seven months, volume was up 8.6 percent to 1.28 million.

JULY SALES

Spanish sales rise nearly 3%, boosted by tourism

Aug. 2, 2017 13:31 CET
Spanish new-car sales grew by 2.5 percent in July as business registrations continued to offset falling demand from private customers. July's growth was at a slower pace than in previous months.

Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise

July 7, 2017 14:38 CET
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher sales.

UK car sales fall for third consecutive month

July 5, 2017 13:32 CET
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales have fallen for three months in a row as the market cools from record highs.

German car sales drop on fewer selling days

July 4, 2017 14:04 CET
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the KBA. The motor transport authority attributed the decline to there being two fewer selling days in June.

Italy June sales surge 13%

July 4, 2017 11:56 CET
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures from the country's transport ministry. “It is the best June since 2009,” said Gianmarco Giorda, director of auto industry association ANFIA.

French sales rise nearly 2% in June

July 3, 2017 11:16 CET
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Ford recording the strongest gains.

 
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12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Christiaan Hetzner
4:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3 2017

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Renault Alaskan shows how Europe's pickup segment is going upscale

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2017

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Christiaan Hetzner
11:02 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25 2017 UPDATED: Sept. 26 18:15 CET - adds no replacement

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Labor gain and strain loom from EV shift

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24 2017

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The auto industry's move toward electrification has been driven by the rising anti-diesel sentiment ...
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Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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