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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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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. ...
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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 per ...
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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.

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.

Volkswagen's UK car sales fell 20% in November

Dec. 4, 2015 10:52 CET
Sales of VW brand cars in the UK fell 20 percent in November in the wake of its emissions-rigging scandal, but strong gains for other brands contributed to an overall 4 percent rise in the market's monthly registrations.

Western European car sales rise 13% on Spain, Italy rebound

Dec. 4, 2015 15:12 CET
Western European car sales rose 13 percent in November, led by rebounding demand in southern markets.

VW brand sales slide 2% in Germany in November

Dec. 3, 2015 06:01 CET
Registrations of VW brand cars fell 2 percent in Germany last month in a total market that rose by nearly 9 percent.

VW's French market share fell in Nov. amid industrywide gain

Dec. 1, 2015 11:13 CET
French new-car registrations rose 11 percent in November as most major carmakers, including scandal-hit Volkswagen Group, made gains.

German car sales will grow 4% this year despite VW scandal, industry body says

Dec. 1, 2015 12:47 CET
Germany's auto market will shake off Volkswagen's emissions scandal to grow 4 percent this year and will expand slightly further in 2016, the VDA industry association said. German car sales rose 9 percent in November.

European car sales rise 3% in Oct.

Nov. 17, 2015 08:58 CET
VW Group limited the effect of its emissions scandal in October with its European sales declining by just 0.8 percent in a total market where volume rose by 2.7 percent.

Russian car sales plunge 39% in October

Nov. 10, 2015 14:17 CET
New-car sales in Russia fell 39 percent in October, increasing the pace of decline during the country's economic slump.

European car sales slow amid VW scandal

Nov. 5, 2015 13:11 CET
VW Group's emissions scandal began to hit vehicle sales in October, consultancy LMC Automotive said, with the automaker losing ground in Western Europe, where overall market growth slowed to 2.7 percent.

UK car sales fell 1% in October as diesel demand slips

Nov. 5, 2015 12:52 CET
UK new-car registrations dropped for the first time in more than three and a half years as market growth leveled off and demand for diesel vehicles fell, industry data showed.

German car sales increased 1% in October

Nov. 3, 2015 11:56 CET
New-car sales in Germany increased by 1 percent in October, with 10-month registrations in Europe's biggest market up 5 percent.

Italy joins France, Spain in reporting rise in October car sales

Nov. 3, 2015 11:15 CET
Italy joined Spain and France in reporting increases in October new-car sales. Italian registrations rose nearly 9 percent. In Spain, sales increased by 5 percent and French sales were up 1 percent.

 
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