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AID Newsletter 1813 front page preview  ISSUE NL1813 | Published - 20 July 2018
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|  WESTERN EUROPE  | CAR SALES |  VW
VW market share back on the riseWeren’t Volkswagen’s sales supposed to fall?

At a time when West Europe’s still rosy-looking car market is entering a markedly cooler second half, AID reports exclusively on the winners and losers this first half


  | Sweden’s July steep vehicle tax hike sparks last minute June car sales frenzy 
 
| Looking better, but genuine BEV take-off remains distant promise  

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickBonus-malus

"There are no two ways about it. Left to the free market BEVs are going nowhere fast until prices are halved, real world driving range climbs to say 400 plus kilometres and the crucial recharging system is a great deal more dense than today. One further element needed for success is legislation to help the course without an undue burden on the public purse. So much for the theory"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Electric LCV called StreetScooter
  | Germany’s average April CO2 emissions from cars rise to 130.4g/km

 

|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | GLOBAL Q2 |  TESLA
Tesla global Q2 2018 sales vs. JaguarTesla Q2 volume almost equal to Jaguar

Tesla, the world’s most closely followed manufacturer of premium–priced electric cars (BEVs) is already snapping at the heels of UK premium carmaker Jaguar. The question now is, as AID’s segment observers have put it most topically, “based on Tesla’s latest sales surge it is not if Tesla will outsell Jaguar on the global prestige sector sales scene, but how soon” 


  | Sweden’s July steep vehicle tax hike sparks last minute June car sales frenzy 
 
| Looking better, but genuine BEV take-off remains distant promise 

 


 

|  FUEL MIX  | GERMANY
Germany 15 year diesel trendPetrol powered cars make further sharp inroads at expense of sinking diesels

For AID’s perplexed market observers today’s question is not so much whether Germany’s previously long-flourishing domestic market for cutting-edge diesel cars will fade into obscurity, but how soon. 


  | Damaged diesel appears to be undergoing a lull in falling mix at present 
 
| Free fall in UK diesel car sales continued in March

 


 

|  H1 CAR SALES  | WESTERN EUROPE
June European car sales June Car Market 
Burst of hot June sunshine, but cooler car sales on horizon

For the vast majority of new car markets in Western Europe, June’s new car sales mirrored June’s high summer temperatures accompanied by near uninterrupted wall to wall sunshine. With less than a handful of yet undeclared regional markets, including the major UK market, June’s new car sales in Western Europe comfortably exceeded last year’s turnout. For all of Western Europe AID estimates a 4.5 per cent rise in June sales to a provisional 1.48m sales. 


  | Looking better, but genuine BEV take-off remains distant promise 
 
| UK today’s biggest European market PHEVs

 


 

|  TAX CHANGE  | SWEDEN
Sweden car sales June tax changeSweden’s July steep vehicle tax hike sparks last minute June car sales frenzy

June new car sales in Sweden went through the roof. Apart from a massive 72.9 per cent pole-vault jump in new car sales to 66,244 units June also enters Sweden’s auto-industry record books as the highest-ever sales month for new cars. Significant increases in annual vehicle taxes, particularly for vehicles with high CO2 emission came into effect July 1 this year. These tax hikes for higher polluting cars in particular were at the root of June’s car sales bonanza


  | Looking better, but genuine BEV take-off remains distant promise 
 
| UK today’s biggest European market PHEVs

 


 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT PAGE ONE PREVIEW 1812  ISSUE NL1812 | Published - 29 June 2018
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|  ELECTRIC CAR PHEV SALES  | UK |  AID DATA
UK PHEV car sales by model Q1UK today’s biggest European market for PHEVs

It’s almost as if this is one of the great trade secrets waiting to be discovered, actual UK sales of PHEVs by manufacturer and model are not divulged to the public at large or the media. In the UK the same goes for sales of electric cars (BEVs) 


  | Looking better, but genuine BEV take-off remains distant promise 
 
| Refreshed Nissan LEAF takes ZOE’s long held European BEV sales crown

 


 

|  LIGHT VEHICLE SALES  | RUSSIA
Russia Light Vehicle Sales May 2018World Cup puts strong kick into Russia’s new car spending

For those patiently waiting for the inevitable rebound from Russia’s previously slump-struck car market, car sales data for the five months to May brings great comfort. Little doubt, the same goes to Russia’s political leadership. That’s because this summer Russia plays host to this year’s closely watched football world cup. Russia’s previously underrated football team, contrary to expectation, is already leading its group after two straight wins in a row 


  | Resilience of Turkey’s car market defies expectations 
 
| Return to business as usual, China main driver


 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickVolkswagen Ford strategic van alliance

"Many of today’s automakers will probably readily admit, albeit off the record, that the inevitable transformation from today’s market dominating petrol and diesel powered cars to so-called New Energy Vehicles will probably be a great deal slower than environmentalists would want. And yet, there is one development carmakers’ seem to agree on. In most of Europe’s already heavily polluted inner cities, thanks to already sky-high NOx and particle emissions, the future belongs to electric transport"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Electric LCV called StreetScooter
  | Germany’s average April CO2 emissions from cars rise to 130.4g/km

 

|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE |  AID DATA
Europe electric car registrations October 2017Looking better, but genuine BEV take-off remains distant promise  

On the face of it, it looks as if West Europe’s market for electric cars (BEVs) may be about to take off, AID’s exclusive May figures reveal. Despite a host of positive and promising signs of growth during this year’s first half, accompanied for good measure by some new all-time records for this still tiny sector, already there are signs that this year’s lively first-half may give way to a somewhat cooler spell during this year’s second half and the fourth quarter in particular 


  | Ticking French CO2 time bomb 
 
| Refreshed Nissan LEAF takes ZOE’s long held European BEV sales crown

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country May 2018 v May 2017
|  By country 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2018 v May 2017
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country May 2018 v May 2017
|  By country 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models Jan-May 2018
| UK 
PHEV CAR SALES
  |  By model May 2018 v May 2017
|  By model 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| UK 
PHEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2018 v May 2017
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| RUSSIA 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2018 v May 2017
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
SEAT | IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT PAGE ONE PREVIEW 1811  ISSUE NL1811 | Published - 15 June 2018
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|  ICE TECH  | WORLD
ICE have a future?Imminent death of combustion engine greatly exaggerated  

Of late, widely covered media reports about the inevitable death of the internal combustion engine, replaced en-masse by deep-green zero-emission electric cars and light vans as early as 2025, appear greatly exaggerated  


  | Ticking French CO2 time bomb 
 
| Heaviest shelling of damaged diesel bunkers appears to be undergoing a lull at present

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickTruckload of VW money buys jail free card

"By any measure, the Volkswagen car brand continues to attract a great deal of media attention – but more often than not the news is not good. It just doesn’t stop"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Germany’s average April CO2 emissions from cars rise to 130.4g/km
  | VW’s e-Golf was January’s top-selling electric car in W-Europe

 

|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE |  AID DATA
Eletric car sales by model Europe LeafRefreshed Nissan LEAF 
takes European BEV sales crown  

With 11,441 units (+ 48%), Nissan’s refreshed LEAF ranks as the best-selling electric car (BEV) in Western Europe by the end of April. With 3,309 sold units this April alone, the newly revitalised LEAF also took top honours in West Europe’s April BEV market  


  | Sudden buzz to Europe’s BEV sales 
 
| VW’s e-Golf was January’s top-selling electric car in W-Europe

 


 

|  CAR SALES  | WESTERN EUROPE
May West European car sales Western Europe’s car sales 
unchanged in May  

Last month's new car sales in Western Europe, following three months of growth in the past four months, remained virtually unchanged, AID compiled figures show. This has pegged new registrations at 6.5m for the first 5 months of the year – still 1.5 per cent up on the same period of 2017 


  | Heaviest shelling of diesel bunkers appears to be undergoing a lull at present 
 
| Volkswagen fight-back, gaining, thanks in part to diesel scrappage incentives

 


 

|  CO2  | FRANCE
French CO2 average new passenger car sales 2018Ticking French CO2 time bomb  

The day that many auto industry moguls have been secretly dreading for years is fast approaching. After positive initial progress, of late frantic industry attempts to cut fleet average CO2 emissions from cars in the EU to 95g/km by 2021 appear to have screeched to a sudden halt 


  | Germany’s average April CO2 emissions from cars rise to 130.4g/km 
 
| Heaviest shelling of diesel bunkers appears to be undergoing a lull at present 

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country May 2018 v May 2017
|  By country 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2018 v May 2017
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
BEV CAR SALES
  |  Top selling electric car BEV models 4-months 2018
| USA 
TESLA MODEL 3 CAR SALES
  |  May 2018 | 5-Months 2018
| WESTERN EUROPE 
SMART IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT PAGE ONE PREVIEW 1810  ISSUE NL1810 | Published - 01 June 2018
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|  CAR SALES  | TURKEY
Reanult Megane Turkey top seller 2018Resilience of Turkey’s car market defies expectations   

At least until now, the Turkish car market made a habit of defying even the most pessimistic predictions. That’s doubly underlined by a far milder and only short-lived downturn in fateful 2017 and three successive monthly car sales gains in this year’s four months to April. Already one third through the year, with cumulative sales of 177,420 units, Turkey’s new car sales remain 2 per cent up on the same time last year 


  | Turkey’s car market standing up to fallout from last year’s failed coup shock 
 
| Return to business as usual, China main driver

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickElectric LCV called StreetScooter

"To do your own thing in the complex vehicle manufacturing business hardly ever works. So what chance is there that Deutsche Post DHL, engineering and building its own electric light-commercial vehicle - will make it pay?"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Germany’s average April CO2 emissions from cars rise to 130.4g/km
  | VW’s e-Golf was January’s top-selling electric car in W-Europe

 

|  DIESEL SALES  | EUROPE | AID DATA
Q1 2018 diesel car sales Western Europe data and trendsHeaviest shelling of already badly damaged diesel bunkers appears to be undergoing a lull at present   

Although it is not a trend that has changed the diesel car market’s underlying downward trajectory, April’s diesel car sales figures, led by a couple of major markets, suggest nevertheless that during the second half of this year the underlying rate of decline from diesel cars could be slowing 


  | Germany’s average April CO2 emissions from cars rise to 130.4g/km 
 
| Headlong diesel plunge in diesel car sales continues

 


 

|  FINANCIAL RESULTS FY 2018  | JLR
Jaguar 2018FY results F-PaceIs this the end of Jaguar Land Rover’s party atmosphere?   

JLR Jaguar Land Rover, the Tata-owned manufacturer of prestige sector cars, suffered a financial setback during its fiscal year ending March 31 this year 


  | BMW ends last year with largely unchanged profits, but turns up the voltage 
 
| Audi full-year operating profits climbs to €5.06bn, margin hits 8.4%

 


 

|  TRADE  | CHINA
China Automotive TariffsChina cuts duty on imported cars to 15%   

China’s decision to counter threats of a potentially deeply damaging trade war with the US has ostensibly sparked a surprise Chinese move to cut its import tariff for fully assembled cars from 25% to 15% from July 1 this year 


  | Majority of cars built by Mercedes are no longer ‘Made in Germany’ 
 
| Return of consumers’ appetite for new cars kept world's car production near full throttle

 


 

|  VW  | EUROPE
VW Europe market share fightback Volkswagen fight-back, gaining, thanks in part to diesel scrappage incentives   

April’s new car sales in Western Europe provided Europe’s motor barons with yet another reason for cautious satisfaction; none more so than with market leader Volkswagen 


  | VW’s e-Golf was January’s top-selling electric car in W-Europe 
 
| Headlong plunge in diesel car sales continues

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country April 2018 v April 2017
|  By country 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer April 2018 v April 2017
|  By manufacturer 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country April 2018 v April 2017
|  By country 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models Jan-Apr 2018
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country April 2018 v April 2017
|  By country 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
| TURKEY 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer April 2018 v April 2017
|  By manufacturer 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
| TURKEY 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
2018 v 4-Months 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
FIAT IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT PAGE ONE PREVIEW 1809  ISSUE NL1809 | Published - 18 May 2018
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|  CO2 EMISSIONS  | GERMANY
Germany Car CO2 average emissionsGermany’s average April CO2 emissions from cars rise to 130.4g/km   

The actual percentage change in the average CO2 emission from cars in Germany this April may still look tiny, but the 1.6 per cent increase against the same month last year to 130.4 g/km is likely seen by car makers with dismay


  | VW’s e-Golf was January’s top-selling electric car in W-Europe 
 
| Free fall in UK diesel car sales continued in March

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickBosch rides to the rescue of dying diesel cars

"Whichever way recent diesel car sales trends in Western Europe are looked at, few autoindustry observers would disagree with the view that today the region’s diesel car market is looking very sickly. Moreover, while the house is burning, none of the carmakers appeared ready to extinguish the fire. Until now, that is"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| March sees 6% car sales dip, thanks chiefly to fewer working days
  | Bosch NOx breakthrough said capable of saving diesel car future

 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country April 2018 v April 2017
|  By country 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer April 2018 v April 2017
|  By manufacturer 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
PHEV CAR SALES
  |  By leading PHEV car sales mixes Q1 2018
| WESTERN EUROPE 
ŠKODA IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT EDITION 1808 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1808 | Published - 03 May 2018
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|  WORLD  | BRIC
AID world car sales supplement report Q1 2018Return to business as usual, China main driver   

BRICs car markets back to previously familiar good form – Europe and USA, again left behind in the dust


  | Global car sales dynamo slowing 
 
| Turkey’s car market standing up to fallout from last year’s failed coup shock

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickBack on track, marked rise in Europe’s April car sales

"What a difference a day makes. After the cold snap in March, last month finally saw the start of spring. With buds on the trees and the days growing longer, spring finally made its mark. Just over three days into May, AID’s first provisional stab at April car sales in Western Europe shows that all the region’s markets saw a notable uplift in sales. That’s a healthy looking gain of more than 9 per cent. In consequence, one third through the year, sales are up by close on 2 per cent for the regions. The reasons are all too easily spotted"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| March sees 6% car sales dip, thanks chiefly to fewer working days
  | Europe’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low

 

|  TRUCK SALES  | EUROPE
West European Truck sales Jan-Jun 2017March truck business slackens, pulled down by shorter working month   

West Europe’s March sales of heavy trucks in the 16t and above weight category dropped 5.5 per cent. Significantly, the region’s truck market, echoing the picture already seen in the March car market, was expected to suffer a notable setback because of last month's loss of between one and two working days 

  | Best truck sales year since 2008 
 
| Europe’s heavy truck market up 4% at half-time

 


 

|  DIESEL TECHNOLOGY   
Bosch diesel NOx technology Bosch NOx breakthrough said capable of saving diesel car future   

Bosch, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of diesel engine components and widely recognised as the premier authority on light-duty diesel engine technology, says it has made a genuine breakthrough in terms of neutralizing diesel engine emissions by drastically reducing vexed NOx emissions from diesel cars to a mere fraction of the permitted post 2020 levels in EU Europe 

  | Headlong plunge in diesel car sales continues
  | January’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40% - 16-year low

 


 

|  DIESEL SALES  | EUROPE | AID DATA
Q1 2018 diesel car sales Western Europe data and trendsHeadlong 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

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| UNITED KINGDOM 
PHEV CAR SALES
  |  UK top selling PHEVs by model 2017
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country March 2018 v March 2017
|  By country 3-Months 2018 v 3-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer March 2018 v March 2017
|  By manufacturer 3-Months 2018 v 3-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country March 2018 v March 2017
|  By country 3-Months 2018 v 3-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country March 2018 v March 2017
|  By country 3-Months 2018 v 3-Months 2017
| WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT
WORLD CAR SALES Q1 2018 SUPPLEMENT | AID EXCLUSIVE  
  |  AID's latest quarterly statistical car sales supplement
| WESTERN EUROPE 
VOLVO IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT EDITION 1807 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1807 | Published - 20 April 2018
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|  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.
"
 
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 

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT EDITION 1806 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1806 | Published - 03 April 2018
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|  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

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickDiesels elevated to public enemy No 1 in Europe, but Korean’s have no such qualms

"Europe’s diesel car owners, peering into the future clearly don’t like what they see. The likelihood of city bans, higher discriminatory taxation and the ticking time-bomb of plummeting residual values are just a few of diesel car owners’ current anxieties. Given the bleak future now universally painted for diesel cars in Europe, it comes as no surprise that spiralling numbers of Europe’s diesel car owners - given a good trade in or scrappage deal - are now dumping their diesel cars in droves. And who can blame them"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


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

 

|  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

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| WORLD 
CAR PRODUCTION
  |  By country 2017 v 2016
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country February 2018 v February 2017
|  By country 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer February 2018 v February 2017
|  By manufacturer 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country February 2018 v February 2017
|  By country 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models 2-Months 2018

| SOUTH KOREA 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2018 v January 2017
|  By manufacturer 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| SOUTH KOREA 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling model 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| WESTERN EUROPE 
SUZUKI IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT FRONT PAGE PREVIEW 1805  ISSUE NL1805 | Published - 16 March 2018
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|  FEBRUARY SALES  | UNITED KINGDOM
UK’s consumers dump tarred diesels in droves, but they are not heading for electric car safe haven

UK consumers may now be leaving the leaky diesel ship in droves, but they are certainly not yet ready for the earlier anticipated switch to pure electric cars or plug-in hybrids. 

  | Europe’s car market starts 2018 with a spring in its step
 
| January’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40% - 16-year low

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickThe SUV Show 
What’s next?

"SUV-Crossovers, first spotted by fashion A-listers as the type of vehicle to be seen in, remain ever so cool. It’s not a localised buying trend. Instead, this trend is now echoed in near equal measure between L.A. to London and Beijing to Bombay. Even more startling to even grey-haired members of the automotive observer league is the longevity of this planet-wide phenomenon. Also, it is the first ever truly global automotive fashion trend. No surprise then, this trend has turned into an all-round winning streak for all those producing the right products"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


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

 

|  EUROPE FEBRUARY SALES  | EUROPE
February another good month for Europe’s still recovering new car market

Two months through the year and Europe’s autoindustry was treated to yet another rare nugget of good news. For the second month running, West Europe’s new car market has comfortably topped last year’s same month sales, raising hopes that this year’s underlying regional new car demand appears to be holding up a great deal better than generally anticipated. 


  | Europe’s car market starts 2018 with a spring in its step
 
| West Europe’s 2017 car sales up 2.5% to 14.3m - best turnout since 2007

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country February 2018 v February 2017
|  By country 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer February 2018 v February 2017
|  By manufacturer 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer February 2018 v February 2017
|  By manufacturer 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017

|  By major market February 2018 v February 2017
|  By major market 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017

| WESTERN EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By sector split 2017 v 2016
| RUSSIA 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer February 2018 v February 2017
|  By manufacturer 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017

 

 

 


 

 


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