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Western European sales jump 9% ahead of WLTP tests

Aug. 7, 2018 10:27 CET

Automakers pushing to sell cars before WLTP vehicle-testing rules come into effect helped to boost western European registrations by 9 percent in July, according to market analysts LMC Automotive.
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■ Automakers pull models, halt output as WLTP deadline roils European market
■ Automakers pull models, halt output as testing deadline roils European market

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JULY SALES
Skoda, BMW among winners as Russia sales rise 11%
Aug. 7, 2018 14:02 CET

New-car sales in Russia rose 11 percent in July, buoyed by strong consumer confidence ahead of a planned tax rise in the market next year. ...

 

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Europe's first-half sales surged on strong SUV demand
Aug. 4, 2018 06:01 CET

Jeep, Seat, Dacia and VW outperformed all other brands sold in Europe in the first half, as overall sales in the region rose 2.8 percent, according to industry associatio ...

 

Western European sales jump 9% ahead of WLTP tests

Aug. 7, 2018 10:27 CET
Automakers pushing to sell cars before WLTP vehicle-testing rules come into effect helped to boost western European registrations by 9 percent in July, according to market analysts LMC Automotive.

JULY SALES

Skoda, BMW among winners as Russia sales rise 11%

Aug. 7, 2018 14:02 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose 11 percent in July, buoyed by strong consumer confidence ahead of a planned tax rise in the market next year.

Europe's first-half sales surged on strong SUV demand

Aug. 4, 2018 06:01 CET
Jeep, Seat, Dacia and VW outperformed all other brands sold in Europe in the first half, as overall sales in the region rose 2.8 percent, according to industry association ACEA.

BMW sees 5%-10% sales growth in China despite tariffs

Aug. 2, 2018 21:25 CET
BMW expects its China sales to rise between 5 percent and 10 percent this year, despite the introduction of 40 percent import tariffs on vehicles imported from the U.S.

JUNE SALES

Jeep, Volvo, VW among winners as SUVs boost European demand

July 17, 2018 09:43 CET
Europe's continuing boom in SUV/crossover sales boosted registrations in June despite slumping demand in the UK, where uncertainty over Brexit is hitting consumer confidence.

JUNE SALES

UK market 'stabilizing' despite sales falling nearly 4% on diesel plunge

July 16, 2018 14:48 CET
UK registrations fell 3.5 percent in June as demand for diesels plunged. VW Group's Seat had the biggest rise among brands, followed by BMW. Losers included Nissan, Dacia, Fiat, Renault, Ford and Vauxhall.

JUNE SALES

Russia sales growth slows during World Cup

July 5, 2018 14:31 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose 11 percent in June, down from an 18 percent leap in May, an industry lobby group said, with analysts blaming the country's hosting of the soccer World Cup for the dip in demand.

JUNE SALES

VW Group brands gain as German market rises 4%

July 4, 2018 15:13 CET
VW Group brands were among the winners last month as the German market rose 4.2 percent. Through June, sales were up 2.9 percent to 1.83 million.

JUNE SALES

Italy market decline accelerates in June

July 3, 2018 15:20 CET
Sales of new cars in Italy declined 7.3 percent in June, according to figures published by the country's transport ministry. The decrease follows a 2.8 percent drop in May. Last month's loss was attributed to declines in self-registrations and short-term rentals.

JUNE SALES

Spanish car sales rise 8 percent in June

July 3, 2018 06:01 CET
New-car registrations in Spain increased 8 percent in June to 142,376 despite one fewer selling day compared with the same month last year. A dealer association official said that “thanks to the positive first half, we now estimate a 7 percent increase in sales in 2018.”

JUNE SALES

Seat, Fiat, DS gain as French sales rise 9% in June

July 2, 2018 14:12 CET
New-car registrations in France rose by 9.2 percent in June, led by Seat, Fiat, DS and Kia, which all reported monthly sales gains of more than 30 percent compared with the previous year.

China in control as industry enters new era

June 15, 2018 06:01 CET
China has been the world's biggest auto market since 2009, when it eclipsed the U.S. But only recently has it reached a long-anticipated, and in many quarters, long-feared, tipping point. China is taking the wheel as a true driver of the global industry.

European sales flat in May on fewer sales days

June 15, 2018 08:34 CET
European sales rose a marginal 0.6 percent in May due in part to fewer working days. Jeep, Dacia and Lexus were among winners while premium brands BMW, Mercedes and Audi saw their sales fall amid talk of diesel bans.

MAY SALES

Jeep is biggest winner as Spain sales rise 7%

June 8, 2018 13:13 CET
New-car registrations in Spain increased 7 percent in May with healthy demand from private and company customers.

MAY SALES

German market down 6% but VW bucks trend with new SUV

June 5, 2018 06:01 CET
VW brand was among the few brands that gained new volume as German vehicle sales fell nearly 6 percent in Mayas dealers reduced commercial registrations, including dealer pre-registrations.

MAY SALES

UK sales rise 3% in May on private demand

June 5, 2018 12:23 CET
UK registrations increased 3.4 percent in May as growing demand from individual consumers offset a decline from business buyers.

MAY SALES

Italy sales decline 3% on political uncertainty, diesel slump

June 4, 2018 06:01 CET
Sales of new cars in Italy declined 2.8 percent in May, with political uncertainty after recent elections still weighing on the market.

MAY SALES

French May sales flat despite strong gains by Jeep, Hyundai, Skoda

June 1, 2018 11:40 CET
French new-car registrations rose 0.2 percent in May, with Jeep, Hyundai, Skoda, DS and Dacia recording strong gains following the launch of new SUVs and crossovers.

VW Group's China sales rose 12% in April on Audi, Skoda demand

May 22, 2018 12:22 CET
Volkswagen Group's China sales rose nearly 12 percent in April, led by demand at the Audi and Skoda brands.

VW, Toyota, Dacia rise as Europe sales rise 10% in April

May 17, 2018 11:47 CET
VW, Toyota and Dacia all saw their European sales rise sharply in April, outpacing a market that grew 9.6 percent on increased demand in the region's five biggest markets.

APRIL SALES

Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes

May 8, 2018 15:20 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose 18 percent in April, as consumers hastened purchases anticipating that ruble weakness will push up prices.

APRIL SALES

W. European sales rise 9% in April on extra selling days

May 4, 2018 14:13 CET
Western European car sales rose 9.1 percent in April compared to a year ago, helped by the timing of this year's Easter holiday which led to a higher number of selling days than the year before.

APRIL SALES

UK sales increase 10% amid diesel slump

May 4, 2018 10:08 CET
UK registrations rose 10 percent in April, reflecting a poor performance in the same month last year. Diesel demand continued to fall.

APRIL SALES

VW brand continues to recover in German market up 8%

May 3, 2018 15:21 CET
VW brand continued to recover in its German home market last month with a 15 percent increase in registrations in a total market up 8 percent.

APRIL SALES

Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among winners as Spanish sales rise 12%

May 3, 2018 17:52 CET
New-car registrations in Spain increased 12 percent in April, with Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among the winners while Ford and Opel saw sales decline.

 
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3:42 am U.S. ET | July 30 2018

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12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20 2018

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12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2018

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The pride that two key Ford executives have in the Focus sedan is so strong that they petitioned jou ...
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12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2018

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12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10 2018

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Opel's labor boss is ready for a fight

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12:14 pm U.S. ET | July 5 2018

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