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 DIESEL SALES  | EUROPE | AID DATA
West European Q1 diesel car sales Headlong plunge in diesel car sales continues

Whichever way latest AID compiled West European car sales numbers are analysed, underlying demand for diesel powered cars is now falling a great deal faster than even pessimists would have projected only a year ago 

  | Free fall in UK diesel car sales continued in March 
 
| January’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40% - 16-year low

 


 

|  PRODUCTION  | WORLD
Mercedes production HungaryMajority of cars built by Mercedes are no longer ‘Made in Germany’  

In a world where status-rich prestige-sector cars appear to attract more and more willing buyers the world over, it hardly comes as a surprise to discover that the manufacturing plants of Germany’s leading prestige car makers have been working right up to their installed capacity limits 

  | Return of consumers’ appetite kept some of world's car production near full throttle 
 
| Audi, after hot 11th hour sprint, regains China’s prestige car sales crown

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickVolkswagen in search of new dawn

"If ever there was an idea whose time has finally come, it has to be genuine transparency and the dawn of a new beginning.
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Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| VW’s e-Golf was January’s top-selling electric car in W-Europe
  | Europe’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low

 

|  EUROPE MARCH SALES  | EUROPE
March sees 6% car sales dip, thanks chiefly to fewer working days  

March car sales in Western Europe fell by a comparatively steep 6 per cent, but the dip in what ranks as one of the biggest car sales months in an average year is due mainly to one off special factors 

  | Europe’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low
 
| January’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40% - 16-year low

 


 

|  DIESEL SALES  | UK  
October diesel car sales Western Europe data and trendsFree fall in UK diesel car sales continued in March  

The UK’s previously flourishing market for diesel cars, tormented by rapid fire flak from virtually all directions, now looks a mere shadow of its former self. Judged on the sector’s most recent progress, the damage endured this March alone tempts the view that the UK’s progressively limp diesel car sales balloon remains on course to crash down to earth sooner rather than later 
 

  | Europe’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low
 
| January’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40%

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| WORLD 
CAR PRODUCTION
  |  German domestic car production by manufacturer 2017 v 2016
|  German OEM overseas car production by manufacturer 2017 v 2016
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country March 2018 v March 2017
|  By country 3-Months 2018 v 3-Months 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer March 2018 v March 2017
|  By manufacturer 3-Months 2018 v 3-Months 2017
| GERMANY 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By model 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
TESLA IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

|  PRODUCTION  | WORLD
World car production 2017 VW TiguanReturn of consumers’ appetite for new cars kept some of world's car production near full throttle  

The return to a near widespread business-as-usual bullishness in many of last year’s economies, boosting last year’s global car sales by some 2.6 per cent, has inevitably left its positive mark on last year’s passenger car production 

  | Germany’s car exports to China dwarfed by UK
 
| China turbo-charged last year’s global car production

 


 

|  FINANCIAL RESULTS 2017  | BMW
BMW pre-tax margin Q4 2017BMW ends last year with largely unchanged profits, but turns up the voltage  

BMW’s full-year 2017 automotive margin remains stuck at 8.9%, but its capital expenditure jumped 22.1 per cent to a record €7.1bn. “Our future” said BMW CEO Harald Krüger when presenting last year’s group results “is definitely electric”. For the current year BMW expects a slight rise in both deliveries and revenue, accompanied once more by an EBIT margin in the 8-10 per cent target corridor. The projected “slight increase in [2018] deliveries” is due to projected growth in China and the US in particular, the company said 


  | Audi full-year operating profits climbs to €5.06bn, margin hits 8.4%
 
| For Mercedes, China still holds key to global prestige sector leadership

 


 

|  FINANCIAL RESULTS 2017  | AUDI
2017 Premium car makers financial resultsAudi full-year operating profits climbs to €5.06bn, margin hits 8.4% 

Audi, the historically fast-spinning profit dynamo for the autoindustry’s leading Volkswagen Group, in spite of stiff headwinds on the now closely monitored diesel front, performed well over the past year, particularly when considering that its ample Joint-Venture profits from China, whose prestige car market it has long dominated, are currently not included in its declared operating profit 


  | Audi, after hot 11th hour sprint, regains China’s prestige car sales crown
 
| Audi hurt by toxic waves of Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal

 


 

|  CAR SALES BY SECTOR  | EUROPE | AID DATA
2017 West European car sales by sector SUV dominatesEurope’s SUV-Crossover share pole-vaulted last year into record orbit - above 30%

Demand for the taller than average SUV-Crossovers, today’s most trendy motors, continued to pulverise sales records in each of the past half-dozen years. Last year was no exception. AID’s own figures reveal that the seemingly endless gain in popularity culminated last year with a bumper 4.3 million SUV-Crossover sales across Western Europe. 


  | Europe’s unstoppable rise of SUV-Crossovers
 
| SUV-Crossovers heading for new European sales record, again

 


 

 

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