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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016

Jan. 17, 2017 10:14 CET

European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was driven by growth across the region's key markets. December registrations were up 3.2 percent.
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
Jan. 13, 2017 06:01 CET

New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country's four-year slump will end in 2017. ...

 

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Annual western European car sales hit highest level since 2007
Jan. 6, 2017 10:18 CET

Car sales in western Europe rose 2.1 percent in December to take the total for the year to just under 14 million vehicles, the best result since 2007, according to indust ...

 




 

Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016

Jan. 17, 2017 10:14 CET
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was driven by growth across the region's key markets. December registrations were up 3.2 percent.

Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016

Jan. 13, 2017 06:01 CET
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country's four-year slump will end in 2017.

Annual western European car sales hit highest level since 2007

Jan. 6, 2017 10:18 CET
Car sales in western Europe rose 2.1 percent in December to take the total for the year to just under 14 million vehicles, the best result since 2007, according to industry data compiled by LMC Automotive.

Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016

Jan. 6, 2017 11:38 CET
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1.6 percent last year to 983,720 vehicles, a record level.

UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016

Jan. 5, 2017 08:46 CET
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit demand. Registrations fell 1 percent in December and the market is forecast to decline by 5 percent this year.

German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains

Jan. 4, 2017 11:37 CET
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among volume automakers, while the scandal-hit VW brand's sales fell sharply. Full-year sales were up 4.5 percent to 3.35 million, a seven-year high.

Italy sales rise 13% in December

Jan. 3, 2017 13:03 CET
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016.

Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December

Jan. 3, 2017 09:51 CET
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales rose 9 percent in December. Full-year registrations were up 11 percent to 1.15 million.

French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain

Jan. 2, 2017 10:35 CET
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of strong growth in Europe's third-biggest auto market. FCA, Toyota and VW Group had strong gains while PSA and Renault underperformed the market expansion.

European sales rise 6% as Renault surges and VW regains share

Dec. 15, 2016 08:41 CET
European new-car sales rose 5.6 percent in November with Renault, Seat, Hyundai, BMW, and Mercedes gaining volume while PSA, Opel, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover were among automakers whose sales fell.

Mercedes poised to take premium sales crown back from BMW

Dec. 12, 2016 09:43 CET
Mercedes is on track to overtake rival BMW as the world's largest premium brand this year, sales figures released today show. Through November, Mercedes has sold 1.89 million vehicles, while BMW's core brand has delivered 1.82 million units. BMW has been No. 1 since passing Mercedes in 2005.

Russia sales rise nearly 1%; first increase in 2 years

Dec. 8, 2016 11:53 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose nearly 1 percent in November, the first monthly rise in the market since December 2014, helped by government incentives. Adjusted for selling days, volume fell 4 percent.

UK market may fall 8% next year on Brexit, Germany's VDA says

Dec. 8, 2016 06:01 CET
German automakers are taking a bleak view of next year's UK auto market, forecasting that demand will swing to an 8 percent drop from a modest gain this year as Britain's decision to quit the EU starts to impact the economy.

NOVEMBER SALES

UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases

Dec. 5, 2016 11:36 CET
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for record sales in 2016, although demand from retail customers fell and sales are expected to drop by 5 percent next year.

NOVEMBER SALES

German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high

Dec. 2, 2016 12:23 CET
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their strongest growth in six years, the VDA industry association said.

NOVEMBER SALES

VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain

Dec. 2, 2016 06:01 CET
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a yearlong streak of falling demand and signaling that the worst retail effects of its diesel-emissions scandal may be over.

Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win

Dec. 2, 2016 06:01 CET
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the brand will take the full-year title from BMW.

NOVEMBER SALES

Rental company demand boosts Spain sales

Dec. 2, 2016 10:37 CET
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car rental companies.

NOVEMBER SALES

Italian sales jump 8% on business demand

Dec. 2, 2016 10:14 CET
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax breaks ending in December.

NOVEMBER SALES

Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%

Dec. 1, 2016 11:42 CET
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among brands showing big gains.

VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe

Nov. 11, 2016 15:29 CET
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a flat Europe and plunging demand in South America and the U.S.

VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China

Nov. 11, 2016 11:52 CET
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven by a 19 percent gain in sales in China, which offset drops in Europe and the U.S.

Russia sales fall 'modest' 3% in Oct. as incentives stabilize market

Nov. 10, 2016 06:01 CET
The rate of decline in Russian new-car sales slowed to 3 percent in October, helped by government incentives to encourage vehicle purchases.

Post-Brexit private sales drop in UK offset by higher business demand

Nov. 4, 2016 12:33 CET
UK new-car registrations rose 1.4 percent last month, with an increase in fleet sales helping to offset a continued slump in private demand following the country's decision to quit the EU.

W. Europe car sales fall 1% in October on weaker Germany, France

Nov. 4, 2016 16:32 CET
Western European car sales fell 1 percent in October as gains in the UK, Italy and Spain failed to offset drops in Germany and France.

 
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