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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty

March 16, 2017 11:11 CET

New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel and Peugeot posted lower sales. Growth is cooling amid political uncertainty and a saturated market.
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W. European sales edge up in February
March 10, 2017 06:01 CET

Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. Analysts LMC warned that uncertain political events could affect sales growt ...

 

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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
March 2, 2017 15:32 CET

New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authorities debate tighter regulation to help tackle pollution. Other key Europ ...

 




 

European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty

March 16, 2017 11:11 CET
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel and Peugeot posted lower sales. Growth is cooling amid political uncertainty and a saturated market.

W. European sales edge up in February

March 10, 2017 06:01 CET
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. Analysts LMC warned that uncertain political events could affect sales growth in the region.

Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market

March 2, 2017 15:32 CET
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authorities debate tighter regulation to help tackle pollution. Other key European markets showed a mixed picture with sales up 6 percent in Italy, down 3 percent in France and flat in Spain.

Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January

Feb. 16, 2017 09:45 CET
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possible purchase of the GM unit by the French automaker. Europe registrations rose 10 percent last month, driven by extra selling days and robust demand in nearly all of the region's key markets.

Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites

Feb. 13, 2017 11:06 CET
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after the Brexit vote caused a surge in used-car imports from the UK.

EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says

Feb. 9, 2017 10:55 CET
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year's 6.8 percent gain, said European auto industry association ACEA. "Uncertainty is expected to overshadow 2017," ACEA said, citing political developments such as elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands.

UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand

Feb. 6, 2017 11:21 CET
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from private consumers since March last year. The rise came despite fears a vote to leave the EU in June would hit private car sales.

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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely

Feb. 6, 2017 13:45 CET
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimistic that 2017 will bring signs of recovery for a market with the potential to become Europe's biggest for new-car sales.

Western European car sales rise 10% in January

Feb. 6, 2017 14:04 CET
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy and Spain, according to industry data compiled by LMC Automotive.

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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze

Feb. 5, 2017 06:01 CET
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall vehicle sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million, easily exceeding initial analyst expectations that the region's volume would increase by a maximum of 4 percent.

German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat

Feb. 2, 2017 14:58 CET
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat recording gains of over 20 percent.

Italy's January sales best since 2010

Feb. 2, 2017 09:20 CET
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, with Citroen, Dacia and Toyota among brands showing big gains.

Spanish sales gain 11% as Seat, Dacia and Fiat show strong growth

Feb. 1, 2017 14:21 CET
Spanish new-car sales rose 11 percent in January, with Seat, Dacia and Fiat brands leading gains among volume makers, while registrations were flat at Volkswagen brand.

French car sales rise 11% in January on extra selling days

Feb. 1, 2017 10:42 CET
French car sales rose 11 percent in January, helped by two extra selling days. Ford's gain was the biggest among major brands while domestic automakers Renault and PSA also benefited from strong demand for their models.

EV, plug-in hybrid, fuel-cell sales rose 10% in Europe

Feb. 1, 2017 11:21 CET
Sales of electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell cars rose nearly 10 percent in Europe last year. Plug-in hybrid sales increased 17 percent and registrations of EVs were up 3 percent.

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.

 
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