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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.
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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 ...

 

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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 d ...

 

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.

Europe's first-half sales surged on strong SUV demand

Aug. 4, 2018 06:01 CET
Jeep, Seat, Dacia and VW outperformed all other brands sold in Europe in the first half, as overall sales in the region rose 2.8 percent, according to industry association ACEA.

BMW sees 5%-10% sales growth in China despite tariffs

Aug. 2, 2018 21:25 CET
BMW expects its China sales to rise between 5 percent and 10 percent this year, despite the introduction of 40 percent import tariffs on vehicles imported from the U.S.

JUNE SALES

Jeep, Volvo, VW among winners as SUVs boost European demand

July 17, 2018 09:43 CET
Europe's continuing boom in SUV/crossover sales boosted registrations in June despite slumping demand in the UK, where uncertainty over Brexit is hitting consumer confidence.

JUNE SALES

UK market 'stabilizing' despite sales falling nearly 4% on diesel plunge

July 16, 2018 14:48 CET
UK registrations fell 3.5 percent in June as demand for diesels plunged. VW Group's Seat had the biggest rise among brands, followed by BMW. Losers included Nissan, Dacia, Fiat, Renault, Ford and Vauxhall.

JUNE SALES

Russia sales growth slows during World Cup

July 5, 2018 14:31 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose 11 percent in June, down from an 18 percent leap in May, an industry lobby group said, with analysts blaming the country's hosting of the soccer World Cup for the dip in demand.

JUNE SALES

VW Group brands gain as German market rises 4%

July 4, 2018 15:13 CET
VW Group brands were among the winners last month as the German market rose 4.2 percent. Through June, sales were up 2.9 percent to 1.83 million.

JUNE SALES

Italy market decline accelerates in June

July 3, 2018 15:20 CET
Sales of new cars in Italy declined 7.3 percent in June, according to figures published by the country's transport ministry. The decrease follows a 2.8 percent drop in May. Last month's loss was attributed to declines in self-registrations and short-term rentals.

JUNE SALES

Spanish car sales rise 8 percent in June

July 3, 2018 06:01 CET
New-car registrations in Spain increased 8 percent in June to 142,376 despite one fewer selling day compared with the same month last year. A dealer association official said that “thanks to the positive first half, we now estimate a 7 percent increase in sales in 2018.”

JUNE SALES

Seat, Fiat, DS gain as French sales rise 9% in June

July 2, 2018 14:12 CET
New-car registrations in France rose by 9.2 percent in June, led by Seat, Fiat, DS and Kia, which all reported monthly sales gains of more than 30 percent compared with the previous year.

 
German automakers' opposition to CO2 goal may hit them later

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

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German-led efforts to water down calls for a 40 percent cut in new-car CO2 emissions by 2030 may hav ...
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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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Lutz Meschke, Porsche's finance chief has done a remarkable job at the automaker, ensuring double-di ...
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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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To say that the automotive industry is male-dominated is an understatement. ...
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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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China is the largest market for EVs in the world after finding the simple formula for success: Combi ...
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Why Russia's Rolls rival fails to impress

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

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Russia's luxury Aurus brand aspires to rival Bentley and Rolls-Royce, not just in Russia but in Euro ...
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Riding in ZF's 'flying billboard'


9:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25 2018

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Rising Star starts new adventure

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2018

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Former Mazda Europe executive and 2017 Rising Star Christian Ohm is starting a new adventure this month. ...
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Why Aston Martin's CEO expects automaker to be more profitable than Ferrari

Nick Gibbs
4:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10 2018

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As Aston Martin plans its London IPO, CEO Andy Palmer believes the company will be more profitable t ...
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Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Douglas A. Bolduc
3:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7 2018

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Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving cars. ...
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Tesla readies a surprise in Europe

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Tesla is expected to reveal a new vehicle at the Grand Basel auto show, according to an invitation s ...
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