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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July

Aug. 12, 2016 11:33 CET

VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to suffer from its emissions-rigging scandal. Other automakers including Opel, Renault and Fiat posted sales gains in the month. Total sales declined by 2 percent in the markets.
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Aug. 10, 2016 06:01 CET

Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 percent. The brand said demand for its new Vesta and XRay cars had exce ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
Aug. 4, 2016 19:28 CET

New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, on lower demand in France and Germany and one less selling day. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July

Aug. 12, 2016 11:33 CET
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to suffer from its emissions-rigging scandal. Other automakers including Opel, Renault and Fiat posted sales gains in the month. Total sales declined by 2 percent in the markets.

Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars

Aug. 10, 2016 06:01 CET
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 percent. The brand said demand for its new Vesta and XRay cars had exceeded expectations.

Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013

Aug. 4, 2016 19:28 CET
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, on lower demand in France and Germany and one less selling day.

UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown

Aug. 4, 2016 10:21 CET
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to confidence after the country's vote to leave the EU.

German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit

Aug. 2, 2016 10:25 CET
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffering steep declines.

Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July

Aug. 1, 2016 21:48 CET
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in each of the previous six months. Fewer discounts and incentives created less demand as automakers sought to put an end to a price war that ate into their margins

French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July

Aug. 1, 2016 10:04 CET
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering steep declines. Seven-month registrations are up 6 percent and a recovery in sales is forecast in the second half.

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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge

July 31, 2016 06:01 CET
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automaker competing in Europe increasing volume. The UK's vote to quit the EU could slow growth in the second half.

European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence

July 15, 2016 08:39 CET
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighed on business and consumer confidence.

Russia car sales fall 13% in June

July 8, 2016 14:43 CET
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine continued to hit demand. Registrations for the first six months were down 14 percent.

UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support

July 6, 2016 11:28 CET
UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry body to urge the government to boost economic confidence to avoid further drops after the country voted to leave the EU.

W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline

July 6, 2016 14:25 CET
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in Germany, France, Italy and Spain, but contracted for the first time in the UK since last October.

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.

 
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