By the Numbers
French automakers lose ground to rebounding VW
Feb. 1, 2016 13:04 CET
French new-car registrations increased 3.5 percent in January, as Volkswagen Group appeared to shrug off the scandal over its diesel test-rigging with sales rising 12 percent, outpacing Renault and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen.
European car-sales growth forecast to slow to 2% in 2016
Jan. 21, 2016 16:07 CET
European car sales likely will rise 2 percent in 2016, down from 9 percent last year, as northern markets weaken and Spain's rebound slows, industry association ACEA said.
European sales growth will slow this year, say Daimler, Ford, Volvo CEOs
Jan. 16, 2016 06:01 CET
European automotive executives expect the region's car sales to grow for a third straight year in 2016, but they say the overall volume will continue to trail the record high of more than 16 million reached in 2007.
VW trails rivals as Europe sales rise 16% in December
Jan. 15, 2016 08:53 CET
New-car sales in Europe rose 16 percent in December in the 28th consecutive month of growth with Ford, Renault, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen among the best performers. Sales of scandal-hit VW-brand trailed the market rebound, hitting the company's market share.
Western automakers hit hard as Russia car sales fell 36% in 2015
Jan. 14, 2016 12:36 CET
Russia's car sales plunged by 36 percent in 2015 in a disastrous year for Western automakers with operations in the country. The pace of the market's decline is set to slow this year, industry insiders said.
VW brand sales fall 8% in Dec., dragging down group result
Jan. 8, 2016 17:31 CET
Global sales of VW brand cars fell by 7.9 percent in December as the automaker's emissions crisis and weak Brazilian and Russian markets affected the marque's performance. VW Group sales dropped by 5.2 percent last month while full-year sales at the 12-brand group fell 2 percent in the first drop since 2002.
VW brand trails rivals' big gains in Germany
Jan. 7, 2016 12:01 CET
Sales of Volkswagen brand cars in Germany last month trailed rivals Ford and Opel, as well as strong market growth, in the aftermath of the automaker's emissions-rigging scandal.
UK market seen as flat after 2015 record
Jan. 7, 2016 11:38 CET
UK car sales rose 8 percent in December, propelling the car market to a full-year record volume of 2.63 million. Industry watchers said registrations are likely to be flat in 2016.
Europe must look south for car sales growth this year
Jan. 7, 2016 14:58 CET
Western European car sales rose nearly 9 percent last year but the region will likely need a continued recovery in southern markets to drive growth this year, industry experts said.
Germany, France, Italy, Spain report robust car sales in December
Jan. 5, 2016 11:33 CET
European new-car sales are showing a strong finish to 2015 as December registrations rose in the key markets of Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
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Europe's car sales to rise again; little backlash expected from VW scandal
Jan. 4, 2016 06:15 CET
Europe's car market is set to expand in 2016 for the third straight year driven by a continued recovery of key southern European economies, following a strong 2015 that topped even the most bullish expectations of analysts and forecasters.
Dec. 15, 2015 08:59 CET
European new-car sales increased nearly 14 percent in November, with Ford, Opel and Fiat Chrysler all gaining volume faster than the market growth. VW Group's sales gain was well behind rivals as the automaker's emissions test-rigging scandal hit showroom traffic.