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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year

April 15, 2017 06:01 CET

Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecomers such as Volkswagen, Hyundai and Kia expand the sector above 2 million sales in 2018 and to 2.3 million by 2020.
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
March 24, 2017 06:01 CET | UPDATED: April 26 10:10 CET - corrected

Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce Europe's diesel dependency, according to automakers such as VW and Ren ...

 

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SEGMENTS ANALYSIS
SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
March 24, 2017 06:01 CET

SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as models such as the Renault Captur and Nissan Qashqai continue to lure buy ...

 




 
AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year

April 15, 2017 06:01 CET
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecomers such as Volkswagen, Hyundai and Kia expand the sector above 2 million sales in 2018 and to 2.3 million by 2020.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales

March 24, 2017 06:01 CET
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce Europe's diesel dependency, according to automakers such as VW and Renault.

SEGMENTS ANALYSIS

SUV sales rise to 25% of European market

March 24, 2017 06:01 CET
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as models such as the Renault Captur and Nissan Qashqai continue to lure buyers from minivans, wagons and hatchbacks.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs

Jan. 17, 2017 06:01 CET
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A class and SUVs from all brands steal market share from the volume players in Europe's third-largest segment.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year

Dec. 13, 2016 06:01 CET
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models such as the Volvo XC90 and Land Rover Discovery. The segment's volume has shown the second highest rate of growth among Europe's SUV sectors at 33 percent, behind the 37 percent rise for compact premium SUVs.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone

Nov. 19, 2016 06:15 CET
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium segment because of their commitment to expanding their offerings in a part of the European market that used to be dominated by models such as the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models from Audi, Jaguar and BMW. The sector is likely to remain hot for years to come, according to a top analyst.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe

Aug. 13, 2016 06:01 CET
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Renault and Toyota lift the sector. The upward trend is likely to be halted as SUVs become more popular.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Minicars get boost from Italy rebound

July 9, 2016 06:01 CET
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing economic rebound in Italy, which is the top market for the region's smallest, most affordable vehicles.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline

June 12, 2016 06:01 CET
Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-sized SUVs and crossovers slowly starts to erode sales in the region's most popular segment.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

VW Group's small SUV push expected to help double segment's volume by 2022

May 10, 2016 10:29 CET
Volkswagen Group's late arrival to Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is expected to make one of the region's fastest-growing sectors even stronger. Analysts see sales doubling by 2022 as brands such as VW, Seat, Skoda, Hyundai and Kia add models.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Premium compact SUV sales in Europe to double by 2020

April 23, 2016 06:01 CET
Sales of premium compact SUVs and crossovers are expected to rebound this year, after falling 5 percent last year, and double by 2020 as automakers such as Volvo and Infiniti join the segment, analysts forecast.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Hybrid sales expected to triple in Europe as tougher CO2 rules loom

March 15, 2016 06:01 CET
Sales of hybrids and plug-in hybrids in Europe are forecast to triple to more than 750,000 in the next three years, as automakers scramble to reach tougher CO2 targets that start to take effect in 2020.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector

Feb. 14, 2016 06:01 CET
Compact minivan sales remain valuable to French and German automakers even though more brands are quitting the segment because of the growing popularity of SUVs and crossovers

 
Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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