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Europe car sales grow 7% but VW fails to end share decline

Oct. 14, 2016 09:03 CET | UPDATED: Oct. 15 14:01 - adds IHS comments

New-car sales in Europe grew by 7.3 percent last month with most major automakers except PSA Group gaining volume. VW Group, hit by its diesel-emissions scandal, continued to lose market share.
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W. Europe market grows 7% in September but Brexit clouds outlook
Oct. 6, 2016 14:18 CET

Western European car sales rose 6.6 percent last month on a rebounding southern Europe, strong German growth and a UK market not yet affected by Brexit. ...


German sales rise 9% with Lexus, Renault and Fiat making strong gains
Oct. 5, 2016 11:27 CET | UPDATED: Oct. 5 15:20 CET - adds comments

German new-car registrations rose by 9.4 percent in September with Lexus, Renault, Fiat and Land Rover among the big winners. Sales to private buyers jumped by 22 percent ...



UK sales grew nearly 2% in September on strong business demand

Oct. 5, 2016 10:58 CET
New-car registrations in the UK increased 1.6 percent in September to hit a new monthly record. Strong demand from business customers compensated for a fall in sales to private buyers.

French car sales rise nearly 3% but PSA suffers setback

Oct. 3, 2016 09:53 CET
French new-car registrations rose 2.5 percent in September with most automakers except PSA Group making sales gains. Sales in Italy increased 17 percent while Spanish sales rose 14 percent.

European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August

Sept. 15, 2016 09:05 CET
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. Fiat Chrysler, Renault, Daimler, Toyota and Kia beat the market average with double-digit growth while VW Group, mired in an emissions scandal, continued to lose ground.

Russia car sales fall 18% in August

Sept. 8, 2016 14:19 CET
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the economy stumbles but registrations have stopped undercutting the former historical low levels, industry organization AEB said.

UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit

Sept. 6, 2016 08:41 CET
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 percent.

Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August

Sept. 6, 2016 13:05 CET
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the UK.

German car sales rise 8% in August as VW brand bounces back

Sept. 2, 2016 09:48 CET
New-car sales in Germany rose 8.3 percent in August as Volkswagen Group's core VW brand bounced back from a 13 percent drop in July to post a 16 percent rise in registration last month.

French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August

Sept. 1, 2016 11:32 CET
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent.

VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July

Aug. 12, 2016 11:33 CET
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to suffer from its emissions-rigging scandal. Other automakers including Opel, Renault and Fiat posted sales gains in the month. Total sales declined by 2 percent in the markets.

Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars

Aug. 10, 2016 06:01 CET
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 percent. The brand said demand for its new Vesta and XRay cars had exceeded expectations.

Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013

Aug. 4, 2016 19:28 CET
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, on lower demand in France and Germany and one less selling day.

UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown

Aug. 4, 2016 10:21 CET
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to confidence after the country's vote to leave the EU.

German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit

Aug. 2, 2016 10:25 CET
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffering steep declines.

Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July

Aug. 1, 2016 21:48 CET
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in each of the previous six months. Fewer discounts and incentives created less demand as automakers sought to put an end to a price war that ate into their margins

French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July

Aug. 1, 2016 10:04 CET
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering steep declines. Seven-month registrations are up 6 percent and a recovery in sales is forecast in the second half.


Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge

July 31, 2016 06:01 CET
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automaker competing in Europe increasing volume. The UK's vote to quit the EU could slow growth in the second half.

European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence

July 15, 2016 08:39 CET
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.

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 the first six months were down 14 percent.

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 further drops after the country voted to leave the EU.

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.

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