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Russia sales rise 8% in Oct. as Mitsubishi, Skoda, VW lead gains

Nov. 12, 2018 06:01 CET

New-car sales in Russia rose 8 percent in October, with Mitsubishi, Skoda, and VW leading gains among the market's major brands.
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Forecast for W. Europe 2018 sales cut on new emissions rules
Nov. 6, 2018 10:35 CET

LMC consulting firm cut its forecast for full-year registrations in western Europe as the implementation of a tighter emissions regime continued to weigh on sales. ...

 

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OCTOBER SALES
Italy sales down 7%; diesel plunges 27 percent
Nov. 6, 2018 06:01 CET

Diesel's market share in Italy fell to 44 percent — the lowest since March 2010 — from 47.9 percent in September and 55.5 percent in October 2017. ...

 




 
OCTOBER SALES

VW, FCA, Renault hit hard as Europe sales fall 7% in WLTP's wake

Nov. 15, 2018 10:31 CET
VW Group, Fiat Chrysler and Renault were among the biggest losers last month as Europe car sales fell 7 percent following the introduction of a new testing regime in September.

OCTOBER SALES

Russia sales rise 8% in Oct. as Mitsubishi, Skoda, VW lead gains

Nov. 12, 2018 06:01 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose 8 percent in October, with Mitsubishi, Skoda, and VW leading gains among the market's major brands.

Forecast for W. Europe 2018 sales cut on new emissions rules

Nov. 6, 2018 10:35 CET
LMC consulting firm cut its forecast for full-year registrations in western Europe as the implementation of a tighter emissions regime continued to weigh on sales.

OCTOBER SALES

Italy sales down 7%; diesel plunges 27 percent

Nov. 6, 2018 06:01 CET
Diesel's market share in Italy fell to 44 percent — the lowest since March 2010 — from 47.9 percent in September and 55.5 percent in October 2017.

OCTOBER SALES

German sales fall 7% but WLTP slide slows

Nov. 5, 2018 06:01 CET
German registrations fell at a slower pace in October as Europe's biggest market stabilized following disruption caused by the introduction of new emissions rules.

OCTOBER SALES

UK sales drop 3% on continued diesel uncertainty

Nov. 5, 2018 11:18 CET
UK registrations fell 3 percent in October on the uncertainty of future diesel policy and issues surrounding a new emissions testing regime.

OCTOBER SALES

Spanish sales slide slows to 7% as WLTP distortion wears off

Nov. 4, 2018 06:01 CET
Registrations in Spain declined nearly 7 percent in October, a smaller drop than the 17 percent in September. Industry watchers expect the market to grow in November and December.

OCTOBER SALES

French sales decline slows post-WLTP

Nov. 1, 2018 14:46 CET
New-car sales in France fell by 1.5 percent in October to 173,802 following several months' disruption caused by the introduction of the WLTP testing regime.

SEPTEMBER SALES

VW, FCA, Renault take sales hit in Europe on WLTP

Oct. 17, 2018 09:07 CET
VW Group, Fiat Chrysler and Renault were among the biggest losers as Europe car sales fell 23 percent to 1.12 million in September following the introduction of a new testing regime, industry association ACEA said.

SEPTEMBER SALES

Russia sales rise 6% ahead of VAT increase

Oct. 9, 2018 06:01 CET
Russian new-car sales rose 6 percent in September as consumers moved to purchase vehicles ahead of a planned tax rise.

SEPTEMBER SALES

Spanish sales drop 17% on WLTP disruption

Oct. 8, 2018 06:01 CET
Sales had jumped 49 percent in August as carmakers rushed to clear out vehicle stocks ahead of the Sept. 1 introduction of the tougher emissions tests under the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure.

SEPTEMBER SALES

W. European car sales fall 23% on WLTP

Oct. 5, 2018 14:03 CET
Western European car sales dropped 23 percent in September in the wake of a summer discounting action that preceded a tougher new emissions-testing regime, according to data from LMC.

SEPTEMBER SALES

Italy sales plunge 25% on WLTP change

Oct. 5, 2018 06:01 CET
After pushing deliveries up in July and August, when some carmakers had to register older vehicles that no longer would be compliant after Sept. 1, the WLTP standards triggered the September fall. Many carmakers had not yet homologated models according to the new rules.

SEPTEMBER SALES

German sales fall 31% on WLTP

Oct. 4, 2018 06:01 CET
German registrations plunged 31 percent last month as sales dried up following the introduction of the WLTP testing regime.

SEPTEMBER SALES

UK sales drop 21% after WLTP introduction

Oct. 4, 2018 12:27 CET
UK new-car registrations dropped 21 percent in September following the introduction of a new testing regime, the SMMT industry body said.

French sales slip 13% in September on WLTP

Oct. 1, 2018 10:42 CET
New-car registrations in France fell 13 percent in September as the market continued to be affected by the EU's WLTP test. The slowdown came after sales soared in July and August ahead of WLTP rules taking effect Sept. 1.

Renault, VW Group, FCA sales surge 30% in August

Sept. 19, 2018 10:51 CET
Renault, VW Group and Fiat Chrysler led a 30 percent surge in European car sales last month, data from industry association ACEA showed, as automakers used discounts to clear inventory ahead of a tougher WLTP emissions testing regime that took effect on Sept. 1.

AUGUST SALES

W. European sales rise 27% ahead of WLTP changeover

Sept. 6, 2018 09:52 CET
Western European car sales surged 27 percent in August as automakers discounted heavily to clear stocks ahead of new WLTP vehicle-testing rules.

AUGUST SALES

UK sales increase 23% on WLTP

Sept. 6, 2018 12:04 CET
UK registrations jumped by 23 percent in August as automakers reduced vehicle stocks ahead of the new WLTP testing regime, which went into force on Sept. 1.

AUGUST SALES

Italy sales rise 10% on smooth WLTP changeover

Sept. 6, 2018 06:01 CET
Contrary to what happened in France, Spain, Germany and the UK, Italian registrations did not rise dramatically in August ahead of a deadline for the new WTLP testing regime on Sept. 1.

AUGUST SALES

German sales rise 25% ahead of WLTP

Sept. 5, 2018 12:04 CET
German registrations increased 25 percent last month as VW and other brands flooded the market to reduce stocks ahead of the new WLTP testing regime.

AUGUST SALES

Spanish car sales soar 49% in WLTP stock clear-out

Sept. 4, 2018 09:47 CET
Registrations in Spain jumped 49 percent in August as automakers rushed to clear out vehicle stocks ahead of the introduction of the new WLTP testing regime on Sept. 1.

AUGUST SALES

French sales leap 40% on new WLTP test

Sept. 3, 2018 12:57 CET
Registrations in France increased by 40 percent in August, with gains largely due to the effects of new WLTP standards that took effect on Sept. 1.

Western European sales jump 9% ahead of WLTP tests

Aug. 7, 2018 10:27 CET
Automakers pushing to sell cars before WLTP vehicle-testing rules come into effect helped to boost western European registrations by 9 percent in July, according to market analysts LMC Automotive.

JULY SALES

Skoda, BMW among winners as Russia sales rise 11%

Aug. 7, 2018 14:02 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose 11 percent in July, buoyed by strong consumer confidence ahead of a planned tax rise in the market next year.

 
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Christiaan Hetzner
6:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31 2018

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3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Why Porsche's CFO calls Germany's digital infrastructure a 'catastrophe'

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19 2018

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Will Jaguar go EV-only?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17 2018

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German automakers' opposition to CO2 goal may backfire

Christiaan Hetzner
4:03 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11 2018

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Daimler should consider Porsche exec as next finance chief

Christiaan Hetzner
8:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9 2018

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How women are tackling the industry's glass ceiling

Peter Sigal
7:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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Why China is by far the world's largest market for full-electric cars

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5 2018

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Why Russia's Rolls rival fails to impress

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2018

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