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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.
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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. ...

 

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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. "Un ...

 




 

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.

Mercedes poised to take premium sales crown back from BMW

Dec. 12, 2016 09:43 CET
Mercedes is on track to overtake rival BMW as the world's largest premium brand this year, sales figures released today show. Through November, Mercedes has sold 1.89 million vehicles, while BMW's core brand has delivered 1.82 million units. BMW has been No. 1 since passing Mercedes in 2005.

Russia sales rise nearly 1%; first increase in 2 years

Dec. 8, 2016 11:53 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose nearly 1 percent in November, the first monthly rise in the market since December 2014, helped by government incentives. Adjusted for selling days, volume fell 4 percent.

UK market may fall 8% next year on Brexit, Germany's VDA says

Dec. 8, 2016 06:01 CET
German automakers are taking a bleak view of next year's UK auto market, forecasting that demand will swing to an 8 percent drop from a modest gain this year as Britain's decision to quit the EU starts to impact the economy.

 
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Why China's new EV policy could cause a rift with Germany

Yang Jian
3:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31 2017

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Germany's ambassador to China, Michael Clauss, is a vocal opponent of Beijing's environmental plans ...
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