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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 gains in France, Italy and Spain. Fiat, Volvo and Porsche were among brands with big gains.
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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. ...
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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. ...
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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 gains 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.

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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.

European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal

Feb. 16, 2016 08:50 CET
European car sales rose 6.3 percent last month, although Volkswagen, the region's No. 1 automaker, lost sales and market share as rivals appeared to target its core brand amid the company's diesel-emissions scandal.

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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

Western European car sales rise 6% on Spain, Italy rebound

Feb. 5, 2016 06:01 CET
Western European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in January as the southern markets of Spain and Italy continued to lead demand with double-digit growth.

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Jeep, Smart, Jaguar benefit most from Europe's forecast-beating 2015 sales

Feb. 4, 2016 06:01 CET
Jeep, Smart and Jaguar were the biggest winners last year in Europe, where overall vehicle sales rose 9 percent, exceeding initial analyst expectations of 3 percent growth at most.

Growth in car sales in key European markets 'encouraging' in January

Feb. 2, 2016 11:28 CET
New-car sales increased in key European markets in January including 3 percent growth in Germany and double-digit rises in Italy and Spain.

French automakers lose ground to rebounding VW

Feb. 1, 2016 13:04 CET
French new-car registrations increased 3.5 percent in January, as Volkswagen Group appeared to shrug off the scandal over its diesel test-rigging with sales rising 12 percent, outpacing Renault and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen.

European car-sales growth forecast to slow to 2% in 2016

Jan. 21, 2016 16:07 CET
European car sales likely will rise 2 percent in 2016, down from 9 percent last year, as northern markets weaken and Spain's rebound slows, industry association ACEA said.

European sales growth will slow this year, say Daimler, Ford, Volvo CEOs

Jan. 16, 2016 06:01 CET
European automotive executives expect the region's car sales to grow for a third straight year in 2016, but they say the overall volume will continue to trail the record high of more than 16 million reached in 2007.

VW trails rivals as Europe sales rise 16% in December

Jan. 15, 2016 08:53 CET
New-car sales in Europe rose 16 percent in December in the 28th consecutive month of growth with Ford, Renault, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen among the best performers. Sales of scandal-hit VW-brand trailed the market rebound, hitting the company's market share.

Western automakers hit hard as Russia car sales fell 36% in 2015

Jan. 14, 2016 12:36 CET
Russia's car sales plunged by 36 percent in 2015 in a disastrous year for Western automakers with operations in the country. The pace of the market's decline is set to slow this year, industry insiders said.

VW brand sales fall 8% in Dec., dragging down group result

Jan. 8, 2016 17:31 CET
Global sales of VW brand cars fell by 7.9 percent in December as the automaker's emissions crisis and weak Brazilian and Russian markets affected the marque's performance. VW Group sales dropped by 5.2 percent last month while full-year sales at the 12-brand group fell 2 percent in the first drop since 2002.

VW brand trails rivals' big gains in Germany

Jan. 7, 2016 12:01 CET
Sales of Volkswagen brand cars in Germany last month trailed rivals Ford and Opel, as well as strong market growth, in the aftermath of the automaker's emissions-rigging scandal.

UK market seen as flat after 2015 record

Jan. 7, 2016 11:38 CET
UK car sales rose 8 percent in December, propelling the car market to a full-year record volume of 2.63 million. Industry watchers said registrations are likely to be flat in 2016.

Europe must look south for car sales growth this year

Jan. 7, 2016 14:58 CET
Western European car sales rose nearly 9 percent last year but the region will likely need a continued recovery in southern markets to drive growth this year, industry experts said.

Germany, France, Italy, Spain report robust car sales in December

Jan. 5, 2016 11:33 CET
European new-car sales are showing a strong finish to 2015 as December registrations rose in the key markets of Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

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Europe's car sales to rise again; little backlash expected from VW scandal

Jan. 4, 2016 06:15 CET
Europe's car market is set to expand in 2016 for the third straight year driven by a continued recovery of key southern European economies, following a strong 2015 that topped even the most bullish expectations of analysts and forecasters.

Ford, Opel, FCA tap European auto recovery as VW left behind

Dec. 15, 2015 08:59 CET
European new-car sales increased nearly 14 percent in November, with Ford, Opel and Fiat Chrysler all gaining volume faster than the market growth. VW Group's sales gain was well behind rivals as the automaker's emissions test-rigging scandal hit showroom traffic.

 
Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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Evoque convertible could challenge sporty German coupes

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2016

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Jaguar Land Rover finally has a model to compete with convertible versions of German premium coupes. ...
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