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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence

July 15, 2016 08:39 CET | UPDATED: July 15 13:50 CET - adds IHS comments

European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighed on business and consumer confidence.
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
July 8, 2016 14:43 CET

Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine continued to hit demand. Registrations for ...


UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
July 6, 2016 11:28 CET

UK car sales fell for only the second time in more than four years in June, prompting an industry body to urge the government to boost economic confidence to avoid furthe ...



W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline

July 6, 2016 14:25 CET
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in Germany, France, Italy and Spain, but contracted for the first time in the UK since last October.

VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains

June 18, 2016 06:01 CET
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda cars, along with gains in China and Europe.

VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil

June 17, 2016 09:22 CET
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting declines in the Americas.

Russia car sales fall 15% in May

June 8, 2016 16:01 CET
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8.5 percent fall in April, but an industry body believes the economy may have reached its lowest point and might even grow in 2017.

Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May

June 6, 2016 14:09 CET
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain.

French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days

June 1, 2016 12:48 CET
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. The country's domestic brands, along with Asian automakers and Fiat, enjoyed strong growth.

VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010

June 1, 2016 19:00 CET
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. sales total since 2011, while luxury sibling Audi narrowly notched its 65th straight year-over-year monthly sales record last month.

Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW

June 1, 2016 21:00 CET
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month thanks to continued demand for its SUVs.

VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline

May 13, 2016 15:17 CET
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in deliveries at the scandal-hit VW brand.

European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth

May 13, 2016 09:01 CET
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases and Volkswagen brand back to growth despite its diesel-emissions scandal.

Russia car sales fall to 10-year low

May 12, 2016 15:14 CET
New-car sales in Russia fell 8.5 percent in April to their lowest level in 10 years as the market continued to feel the pressure of an economic crisis fueled by lower oil prices and Western sanctions over Moscow's actions in Ukraine.

Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April

May 6, 2016 14:50 CET
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain, although sales momentum is slowing, according to data from a leading industry group.

UK car sales rise 2% in April

May 6, 2016 11:58 CET
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling brands - Ford, VW and Vauxhall - fell.

German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains

May 3, 2016 13:33 CET
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spain. Fiat, Volvo and Porsche were among brands with big gains.

French car sales rise nearly 7% in April

May 2, 2016 12:12 CET
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers including Hyundai, Fiat and BMW.

European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips

April 15, 2016 09:22 CET
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's core brand and fewer trading days in March due to Easter.

Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March

April 8, 2016 09:35 CET
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. First-quarter deliveries were up 7.7 percent.

Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows

April 8, 2016 15:31 CET
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leading business group in the country to forecast that the market is close to hitting bottom.

VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February

March 16, 2016 12:02 CET
European new-car sales rose 14 percent in February, but Volkswagen lost market share for the sixth month in a row as the automaker's diesel-emissions cheating scandal pushed buyers to rivals such as Fiat, Ford and Opel.


Nissan Qashqai, Audi Q3 lead continued sales surge for SUVs in Europe

March 8, 2016 06:01 CET
Sales of SUVs and crossovers surged 22 percent in Europe last year, outpacing the overall market's 8.1 percent rise. SUVs accounted for 22 percent of all European passenger vehicle sales in 2015.

Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February

March 4, 2016 12:25 CET
Western European car sales rose 14 percent in February as key regional markets reported double-digit growth. A 27 percent increase in Italy was the main driver of the gain.

PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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