The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at Europe's big 2014 sales winners and explains why 2015 is off to a positive start.
In 2014, automakers in Europe rebounded from the region’s six-year slump. The brands that had the biggest sales percentage growth gains were Jeep (+70 percent), Lexus (+30 percent) and Mitsubishi (+25 percent).
The brands that had the largest increases in volume were Renault (up by 73,231 units), Skoda (+70,968) and Dacia (+68,668). Helped by key new model launches, those three automakers accounted for 32 percent of the overall market’s growth of 669,568 unit sales to 13,006,451.
Altogether, more than 80 percent of the automakers competing in the region reported a year-on-year increase.
While industry watchers only see European sales rising slightly this year, companies including Ford and Fiat already are making positive moves such as increasing production and adding staff.