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NOVEMBER SALES
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VW Group gets big WLTP hit as German sales fall 10%

Dec. 5, 2018 10:59 CET

German sales fell 10 percent in November as automakers, including VW Group's Porsche and Audi brands, continue to adapt to the new WLTP emissions testing regime.
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NOVEMBER SALES
Still absorbing WLTP change, Italy sales fall 6%
Dec. 5, 2018 06:01 CET

Registrations in Italy declined 6 percent in November, according to figures published by the nation's Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport. ...

 

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NOVEMBER SALES
Spanish sales down 13%, 'negative' climate blamed
Dec. 4, 2018 10:35 CET

Dealers blamed the "negative" climate sorrounding cars for a 13 percent fall in Spanish registrations in November as consumers worriy about the threat of diesel bans and ...

 

NOVEMBER SALES

VW Group gets big WLTP hit as German sales fall 10%

Dec. 5, 2018 10:59 CET
German sales fell 10 percent in November as automakers, including VW Group's Porsche and Audi brands, continue to adapt to the new WLTP emissions testing regime.

NOVEMBER SALES

Still absorbing WLTP change, Italy sales fall 6%

Dec. 5, 2018 06:01 CET
Registrations in Italy declined 6 percent in November, according to figures published by the nation's Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.

NOVEMBER SALES

Spanish sales down 13%, 'negative' climate blamed

Dec. 4, 2018 10:35 CET
Dealers blamed the "negative" climate sorrounding cars for a 13 percent fall in Spanish registrations in November as consumers worriy about the threat of diesel bans and even a complete ban on internal combustion engine vehicles in the future.

NOVEMBER SALES

French sales fall 5% following pre-WLTP boost

Dec. 3, 2018 11:56 CET
New-car registrations in France declined by 4.7 percent in November, as the market continued a slowdown following summer sales increases driven by incentives to sell cars that were not yet homologated under the new WLTP type-certification tests.

Mercedes, Audi, BMW benefit from China tariff cut

Nov. 21, 2018 06:01 CET
Mercedes, Audi and BMW have benefited from a 10% reduction in import tariffs introduced in China in July that has helped them boost sales in the world's No. 1 market.

OCTOBER SALES

VW, FCA, Renault hit hard as Europe sales fall 7% in WLTP's wake

Nov. 15, 2018 10:31 CET
VW Group, Fiat Chrysler and Renault were among the biggest losers last month as Europe car sales fell 7 percent following the introduction of a new testing regime in September.

OCTOBER SALES

Russia sales rise 8% in Oct. as Mitsubishi, Skoda, VW lead gains

Nov. 12, 2018 06:01 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose 8 percent in October, with Mitsubishi, Skoda, and VW leading gains among the market's major brands.

Forecast for W. Europe 2018 sales cut on new emissions rules

Nov. 6, 2018 10:35 CET
LMC consulting firm cut its forecast for full-year registrations in western Europe as the implementation of a tighter emissions regime continued to weigh on sales.

OCTOBER SALES

Italy sales down 7%; diesel plunges 27 percent

Nov. 6, 2018 06:01 CET
Diesel's market share in Italy fell to 44 percent — the lowest since March 2010 — from 47.9 percent in September and 55.5 percent in October 2017.

OCTOBER SALES

German sales fall 7% but WLTP slide slows

Nov. 5, 2018 06:01 CET
German registrations fell at a slower pace in October as Europe's biggest market stabilized following disruption caused by the introduction of new emissions rules.

OCTOBER SALES

UK sales drop 3% on continued diesel uncertainty

Nov. 5, 2018 11:18 CET
UK registrations fell 3 percent in October on the uncertainty of future diesel policy and issues surrounding a new emissions testing regime.

OCTOBER SALES

Spanish sales slide slows to 7% as WLTP distortion wears off

Nov. 4, 2018 06:01 CET
Registrations in Spain declined nearly 7 percent in October, a smaller drop than the 17 percent in September. Industry watchers expect the market to grow in November and December.

OCTOBER SALES

French sales decline slows post-WLTP

Nov. 1, 2018 14:46 CET
New-car sales in France fell by 1.5 percent in October to 173,802 following several months' disruption caused by the introduction of the WLTP testing regime.

SEPTEMBER SALES

VW, FCA, Renault take sales hit in Europe on WLTP

Oct. 17, 2018 09:07 CET
VW Group, Fiat Chrysler and Renault were among the biggest losers as Europe car sales fell 23 percent to 1.12 million in September following the introduction of a new testing regime, industry association ACEA said.

SEPTEMBER SALES

Russia sales rise 6% ahead of VAT increase

Oct. 9, 2018 06:01 CET
Russian new-car sales rose 6 percent in September as consumers moved to purchase vehicles ahead of a planned tax rise.

SEPTEMBER SALES

Spanish sales drop 17% on WLTP disruption

Oct. 8, 2018 06:01 CET
Sales had jumped 49 percent in August as carmakers rushed to clear out vehicle stocks ahead of the Sept. 1 introduction of the tougher emissions tests under the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure.

SEPTEMBER SALES

W. European car sales fall 23% on WLTP

Oct. 5, 2018 14:03 CET
Western European car sales dropped 23 percent in September in the wake of a summer discounting action that preceded a tougher new emissions-testing regime, according to data from LMC.

SEPTEMBER SALES

Italy sales plunge 25% on WLTP change

Oct. 5, 2018 06:01 CET
After pushing deliveries up in July and August, when some carmakers had to register older vehicles that no longer would be compliant after Sept. 1, the WLTP standards triggered the September fall. Many carmakers had not yet homologated models according to the new rules.

SEPTEMBER SALES

German sales fall 31% on WLTP

Oct. 4, 2018 06:01 CET
German registrations plunged 31 percent last month as sales dried up following the introduction of the WLTP testing regime.

SEPTEMBER SALES

UK sales drop 21% after WLTP introduction

Oct. 4, 2018 12:27 CET
UK new-car registrations dropped 21 percent in September following the introduction of a new testing regime, the SMMT industry body said.

French sales slip 13% in September on WLTP

Oct. 1, 2018 10:42 CET
New-car registrations in France fell 13 percent in September as the market continued to be affected by the EU's WLTP test. The slowdown came after sales soared in July and August ahead of WLTP rules taking effect Sept. 1.

Renault, VW Group, FCA sales surge 30% in August

Sept. 19, 2018 10:51 CET
Renault, VW Group and Fiat Chrysler led a 30 percent surge in European car sales last month, data from industry association ACEA showed, as automakers used discounts to clear inventory ahead of a tougher WLTP emissions testing regime that took effect on Sept. 1.

AUGUST SALES

W. European sales rise 27% ahead of WLTP changeover

Sept. 6, 2018 09:52 CET
Western European car sales surged 27 percent in August as automakers discounted heavily to clear stocks ahead of new WLTP vehicle-testing rules.

AUGUST SALES

UK sales increase 23% on WLTP

Sept. 6, 2018 12:04 CET
UK registrations jumped by 23 percent in August as automakers reduced vehicle stocks ahead of the new WLTP testing regime, which went into force on Sept. 1.

AUGUST SALES

Italy sales rise 10% on smooth WLTP changeover

Sept. 6, 2018 06:01 CET
Contrary to what happened in France, Spain, Germany and the UK, Italian registrations did not rise dramatically in August ahead of a deadline for the new WTLP testing regime on Sept. 1.

 
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