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AID NEWSLETTER 1708 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1708 | Published - 05 May 2017
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| POLAND | NEW CAR SALES  
Poland car sales 2017 SkodaPoland’s car market off to a flying start

The annual market for new cars in Poland stands out as the biggest in Eastern Europe. Moreover, three months through the current year, Poland has also emerged as one of Europe’s fastest growing car markets. A sign of the times, Poland’s new car sales during this year’s first quarter rose by a strong 20.3 per cent to 125,932 units, following an equally lively 26 per cent jump this March


  | Russian car sales spring in the air
 
| Turkey’s belated car sales spring likely nipped in the bud by failed coup frost

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickBritain, a nation of Shopkeepers?

"Clearly, the idea of Britain as a nation of shopkeepers is no longer true. However, more appropriate today, particularly when seen with the eyes of the UK’s continental neighbours, the UK has become a nation driven increasingly by automotive badge snobbery
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Mercedes Cars, great strength, few problems
  | May unveils hard Brexit flight plan


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |   AID DATA     
Q1 West European BEV sales BMW i3March sees highest-ever electric car sales total on record

Signs that West Europe’s electric car market is now in better health than for some time are contained in AID’s latest round-up of the region’s electric car sales.  Never before in Europe’s comparatively short electric car history have so many pure electric cars (BEVs) been registered as this March.


  | Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven
 
| Europe's February BEV electric car market builds on positive start to the year

 


 

| WORLD    
AID world car sales supplement report Q1 2017Springtime cheer from latest European car sales figures

Figures released this week by AID show that West Europe’s new car market, unlike the cooling car markets of the US and even China, has lost little or no steam during the opening three months of this year. In consequence, West Europe’s car market still stands out as the main driver of this year’s global car sales growth


  | Europe’s car sales on track for 10-year high as slowdown fails to materialise
 
| China, US and W-Europe live up to autoindustry’s ‘pillars of strength’ reputation

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country March 2017 v March 2016
|  By country 3-Months 2017 v 3-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer March 2017 v March 2016
|  By manufacturer 3-Months 2017 v 3-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country March 2017 v March 2016
|  By country 3-Months 2017 v 3-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country March 2017 v March 2016
|  By country 3-Months 2017 v 3-Months 2016
| POLAND 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling model 3-Months 2017
| SWITZERLAND 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer March 2017 v March 2016
|  By manufacturer 3-Months 2017 v 3-Months 2016
| WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT |  AID EXCLUSIVE  
WORLD CAR SALES Q1 2017
  |  AID's latest quarterly statistical car sales supplement

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1707 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1707 | Published - 21 April 2017
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| DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY    
VW user ID future connected digital Car NetSmartphone technology plays key role in VW future

VW –  Vorsprung durch Digital –  Digital Car-Net ecosystem – User-ID – always on – own profile in multitude of vehicles –  personalisation from standardisation


  | Vorsprung durch Technik – Audi’s ‘Smart Factory
 
| VW unveils MOIA - landmark car-hailing UBER fighter - as Group’s 13th brand

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickKeeping up appearances - Premium Profits

"Profitability wars. Just last week Daimler was compelled to issue an ad hoc investor relations release sparked by higher than expected Q1 profits. But only yesterday - hot on its heels – BMW followed suit with its own release sparked also by Q1 pre-tax profits beating earlier market expectations. Making it three-out-three, previously tarred and feathered Volkswagen joined in the fun this Tuesday saying its Q1 operating profits also topped market expectations
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Mercedes Cars, great strength, few problems
  | Audi hurt by toxic waves of Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal


 

| PREMIUM BRANDS    
Mercedes 2018MY S-Class Dieter ZetscheMercedes Cars, great strength, few problems

Mercedes, Daimler’s luxury car arm, which first edged ahead again of arch-rival BMW during the course of last year, thus retaking the global luxury car sales crown, has continued to consolidate its coveted lead during the opening three months of this year. Mercedes’ lead over second positioned BMW at this year’s first quarter mark widened to nearly 60,000 sold cars after still running almost neck and neck during the same period last year


  | Audi hurt by toxic waves of Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal
 
| Mercedes sets sights on global prestige sector crown and wins 4-years early

 


 

| HYBRIDS    
West European Hybrid sales Q1 2017Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven

Keen to cash in with its more future-proof hybrids while Europe’s diesel image is slipping deeper into the dumps, Toyota has put some extra muscle behind its European hybrid sales drive. Toyota, after regaining the coveted title of biggest seller of Japanese cars in the region, currently stands out as one of Europe’s biggest gainers, thanks in no small measure to the less vulnerable qualities of its petrol-electric hybrids


  | Hybrid sales share in Western Europe and US reach near identical 2%
 
| EDITORIAL | Diesels: are German deserters switching to Toyota hybrids?

 


 

| EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE    
European car sales Q1 2017Europe’s car sales on track for 10-year high as slowdown fails to materialise

March was a firecracker month for West Europe’s new car sales: a bumper 1.8m cars were sold, 10.2 per cent more than during the same month last year, according to AID’s provisional sales estimates. However, that’s about as good as it gets, chiefly because March was buoyed by special factors such as two extra working days in a number of European markets. AID forecasts 2017 West European registrations to top 14m for the first time since 2017


  | SUV-Crossovers forecast to dethrone Golf-class in Europe this year
 
| New car sales in W. Europe return to highest annual sales level since pre-crisis 2007

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country March 2017 v March 2016
|  By country 3-Months 2017 v 3-Months 2016
 
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer March 2017 v March 2016
|  By manufacturer  3-Months 2017 v 3-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country February 2017 v February 2016
|  By country 2-Months 2017 v 2-Months 2016
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer March 2017 v March 2016
|  By manufacturer 3-months 2017 v 3-months 2016

|  By major market March 2017 v March 2016
|  By major market 3-months 2017 v 3-months 2016

| SWITZERLAND 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer March 2017 v March 2016
|  By manufacturer 3-Months 2017 v 3-Months 2016
| SWITZERLAND 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling model 3-Months 2017

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1706 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1706 | Published - 05 April 2017
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| EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
West European diesel registrations 2017 Jan-FebAnti-diesel campaign continues to take its toll

So far so good, diesel desertions among Europe’s new car buyers remain little worse than a steady trickle, but the question now foremost on the minds of leading diesel industry members is if and when today’s rate of desertion will change from a trickle into a flood


  | Europe’s diesel car market is continuing to crumble
 
| Diesels at the Crossroads 49.5% 2016 West European diesel share

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickDiesels: are German deserters switching to Toyota hybrids?

"The feature of yesterday's March car sales statistics for Germany which must give European carmakers serious pause for thought relates to the sudden unparalleled change in the type of car wanted by King buyer. No, it is not the on-going Crossover car buying spree. That too, as has been the case for months, remains a hot issue. But hotter still, signs are that growing numbers of Germany’s new car buyers are now beginning to drop all earlier thoughts of buying a diesel-powered car
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Anti-diesel campaign continues to take its toll
  | Hybrid sales share in Western Europe and US reach near identical 2%


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
February BEV Electric car registrations 2017Europe's February BEV electric car market builds on positive start to the year

Already two months through the current year and a notable build-up of steam in Germany, and in particular across some of West Europe’s smaller markets, February’s somewhat hotter than expected one-third jump in electric car (BEV) registrations gives rise to the cautious but nevertheless promising view that West Europe’s BEV market still tells an upbeat tale


  | Europe’s 2017 electric car BEV market off to good start
 
| Last year’s European BEV electric car share remained stuck at an unchanged 0.68%

 


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Tesla European Sales 2016 AID
Tesla Model S photo finish in Europe’s 2016 luxury sector car sales race

Last year’s European sales race in the status-rich market for the large saloons favoured by senior bankers and bureaucrats ended with a classic photo-finish between the Mercedes’ S-Class - the traditional sector leader - BMW’s 7-Series and Tesla’s Model-S.


  | Europe’s 2017 electric car BEV market off to good start
 
| Zoe was last year’s top-selling BEV in Western Europe

 


 

| BRIC | RUSSIA    
Russian car sales spring in the air

Widely tipped to become one of Europe’s biggest car markets, and after terrifying autoindustry members by its reluctance to escape the lingering car sales slump that had gripped the country for the past four years, Russia’s long endured economic winter chill may be about to give way to warmer spring sunshine. Those with a high locally manufactured content, chiefly Lada, but also to an extent Hyundai-Kia and Volkswagen, were the most notable sales gainers during this year’s opening two months. Toyota and Nissan, so far this year, were two of the biggest losers. The same goes for Germany’s prestige car brands


  | Today’s Russian car sales are running at just half the levels seen in 2013
 
| Lingering gloom as Brazil’s car sales continue to plummet

 


 

| GERMANY    
Audi 2016 world financial results Ingolstadt March 2017
Audi hurt by toxic waves of Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal

Describing this past year as the most challenging in Audi’s history, thanks in no small part to the toxic fallout from Volkswagen’s dieselgate affair and the related financial drain on the company’s resources, for the current year Rupert Stadler – Audi CEO – still offered a return to near normal profitability and a slight rise in unit sales. In short, the optimistic prospect of a return to business as usual. But in more ways than one, for Audi’s CEO 2017 already began on a sombre note


  | Mercedes sets sights on global prestige sector crown and wins 4-years early
 
| 2016 winners are? – Prestige carmakers continue to steal mass-carmakers sales

 


 

| GERMANY    
BMW 2016 Financial results 5-Series PHEVBMW fighting fit, switching into assault mode

BMW, which has long dominated the world’s lucrative luxury car segment together with its blue-blooded German compatriots Mercedes and Audi, completed yet another year with another set of records. And yet, for 2017 BMW promises more of the same. Almost three month into the current year, and no detectable heat loss, for 2017 upbeat BMW is promising new record highs for deliveries, revenues and earnings, accompanied firstly by its imminent intention to go “on the offensive” and secondly by launching its biggest ever new product blitz


  | Audi hurt by toxic waves of Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal
 
| Mercedes sets sights on global prestige sector crown and wins 4-years early

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country February 2017 v February 2016
|  By country 2-Months 2017 v 2-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer February 2017 v February 2016
|  By manufacturer 2-Months 2017 v 2-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country February 2017 v February 2016
|  By country 2-Months 2017 v 2-Months 2016
| GERMAN MANUFACTURERS PRODUCTION  
Passenger CAR PRODUCTION
  |  By manufacturer Germany 2016 v 2015
|  By manufacturer outside Germany 2016 v 2015
| RUSSIA 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer February 2017 v February 2016
|  By manufacturer  2-Months 2017 v 2-Months 2016
| RUSSIA 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling model 2-Months 2017

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1705 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1705 | Published - 16 March 2017
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| HYBRIDS | AID EXCLUSIVE   
Hybrid car sales Western Europe 2016
Hybrid sales share in Western Europe and US reach near identical 2%

Petrol-electric hybrids, historically best typified by Toyota’s pioneering Prius, may have taken Japan’s car market by storm, where they already attract one-in-four sales, but in Europe’s diesel dominated car market these petrol-electric hybrids have clearly failed to get off the ground and in consequence have languished in the long familiar wallflower position, at least until now


  | Japan – Global car hybrid capital
 
| Europe’s 2017 electric car BEV market off to good start

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Matthias Schmidt Editorial Portrait
Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels

"Although environmentalists like to read the news these days, with diesel car sales shares falling in near synchronised fashion across the vast majority of West European car markets, it is worth taking a brief look at Germany’s February KBA passenger car sales data. With February’s sales share of efficient diesel engines falling to a new recent low of just 43.4 per cent, Germany’s CO2 emissions from cars rose during the same month. That’s a 0.2 per cent rise to 127.7g/km according to KBA data. That’s in spite of a near doubling in February’s BEV electric car sales and a recent record month for hybrid car registrations"
Matthias Schmidt
| Analyst



 
| Hybrid sales share in Western Europe and US reach near identical 2%
  | Europe’s diesel car market is continuing to crumble

 


 

| PRODUCTION | AID EXCLUSIVE   
Germany car production exports by destination 2016
Germany’s car exports to China dwarfed by UK

AID compiled figures reveal that the allure of driving a status-rich car made by one of Germany’s prestige sector brands such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi or Porsche could potentially be wearing thin. These top-of-the-tree cars are now so popular on Britain’s crowded roads that they could conceivably defeat the purpose for which they were originally bought



  | Car production still lags behind global car sales pace
 
| There’s more to cost-effective car production than low wage costs

 


 

| PRODUCTION | AID EXCLUSIVE   
World car production 2016China turbo-charged last year’s global car production

Global production of passenger cars in 2016 may have kept pace with world-wide demand, but last year’s turnout from the various car production regions was decidedly mixed, with VDA figures showing a wider than usual divergence in the fortunes of last year’s leaders and laggards 


  | Germany’s car exports to China dwarfed by UK
 
| Car production still lags behind global car sales pace

 


 

| EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE  
Febraury car sales Western EuropeFebruary’s hiccup slows underlying car sales expansion to a trickle

Provisional February news has arrived from West Europe’s car showrooms and was good rather than thrilling. The good news, AID compiled figures reveal, is that this year’s car sales season has started with two successive months of rising sales. The not so good news is that February’s sales gain, coming on the heels of a hot 9.5 per cent surge this January, was just under 1 per cent, suggesting that the region’s long-running car sales recovery run may be about to come to a screeching halt. But it’s not quite what it seems


  | Europe’s 2017 car market off to a flying start
 
| New car sales in Western Europe return to highest annual sales level since pre-crisis 2007

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| WORLD  
Passenger CAR PRODUCTION
  |  By market and region 2016 v 2015
| WESTERN EUROPE 
HYBRID CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models 2016
| WESTERN EUROPE 
HYBRID CAR SALES
  |  By country 2016 v 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country February 2017 v February 2016
|  By country 2-Months 2017 v 2-Months 2016
 
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer February 2017 v February 2016
|  By manufacturer  2-Months 2017 v 2-Months 2016
| FRANCE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer February 2017 v February 2016
|  By manufacturer  2-Months 2017 v 2-Months 2016
| GERMANY  
Passenger CAR PRODUCTION EXPORTS
  |  By manufacturer 2016

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1704 Front Page Preview  ISSUE NL1704 | Published - 03 March 2017
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| EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE  
West European diesel passenger car sales share 2017Europe’s diesel car market is continuing to crumble

Fading demand for diesel powered cars, likely fuelled in large part by an intensifying drumbeat of anti-diesel media reporting and insinuations of forthcoming discriminatory measures specifically aimed against diesel cars like inner city driving bans, have evidently sunk their teeth into a segment that until recently still accounted for just over half of West Europe’s new car sales


  | Diesels at the Crossroads 49.5% 2016 West European diesel share
 
| End is near – final hammer blow in VW’s US Dieselgate affair

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterWith a little help from my ‘vans’

"Commercial fortune is smiling at PSA’s Carlos Tavares. After treating lesser bigwigs to a memorable autoindustry masterclass in both 2015 and 2016, likelihood now is that his conviction – ‘there is no point to profitless growth’ - will be the one mantra he will best be remembered for. This belief, probably still seen sceptically by some other carmakers just a few years ago, is one, if not the only root cause of PSA’s remarkable financial turnaround
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Mercedes sets sights on global prestige sector crown and wins 4-years early
  | 2016 winners are? – Prestige carmakers continue to steal mass-carmakers sales

 


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS  
West European CV sales Vans lead Europe’s January’s commercial vehicle sales advance

West Europe’s commercial vehicle market, including all light and medium commercials and vehicles in the heavy truck category of 16t GVW and above, started the current year on yet another high. That’s the upbeat message from ACEA’s January commercial vehicle sales figures showing a strong 8.8 per cent jump to some 163,372 units. This latest jump, coming in the wake of last year’s even stronger 11 per cent jump to 2.18m units suggest that the end of West Europe’s great vehicle sales recovery story is not yet in sight


  | Europe’s heavy truck market finally returns to near pre-crisis level
 
| Europe’s heavy truck market on fire

 


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE  
SUV-Crossovers forecast to dethrone Golf-class in Europe this year

Long established autoindustry observers AID are now projecting that this year SUV-Crossovers could nudge aside West Europe’s long-leading market for Lower-Medium sector cars like Volkswagen’s Golf as the region’s biggest car segment


  | Europe’s 2017 car market off to a flying start
 
| In Europe, demand for four driven wheels has never been higher

 


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Hyundai Ioniq Electric car January BEV car sales Europe
Europe’s 2017 electric car BEV market off to good start

West Europe’s electric car registrations (BEVs) got off to a good start. AID’s exclusively compiled electric car registration figures for January show a sharp rise of more than a half to some 9,299 units. It helped lift the region’s BEV sales share to 0.85 per cent, a near 0.3 percentage point gain on the same month last year, which clearly ranks as good news for the industry


  | Mitsubishi Outlander still leads Europe’s PHEV model sales league
 
| Zoe was last year’s top-selling BEV in Western Europe, AID’s own data reveals

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| WESTERN EUROPE  
Passenger CAR SALES BY SECTOR
  |  By sector 2016 + 6 year history
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country January 2017 v January 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country January 2017 v January 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2017 v January 2016
| EUROPE 
LCV SALES UP TO 3.50t GVW 
  |  By country January 2017 v January 2016
| GERMANY 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2017 v January 2016

 


 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER front page preview 1703  ISSUE NL1703 | Published - 16 February 2017
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| JAPAN |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Japan Nissan Note e-Power HybridJapan – Global car hybrid capital?

Last year’s sales of Standard category cars rose by a trendbucking 10 per cent to 1.49 million units, boosting the sector share to 35.9 per cent, a new record for the sector, according to JADA numbers and AID research. Equally revealing, among last year’s top-five best selling cars were two hybrids. Apart from Toyota’s Prius in pole position, third slot in the league went to Toyota’s Aqua, the full hybrid version of a car sold in Europe as the Toyota Yaris. The two Toyota model’s were split by Honda’s N-Box kei-car.


  | China, US and W.Europe live up to autoindustry’s ‘pillars of strength’ reputation
 
| Soth Korea | Diesel Fallout


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterOpel is not a basket case

"The mind boggles. GM’s renewed decision to rid itself of Opel Vauxhall doesn’t look clear cut and lacks logic. There are sufficient reasons to suggest that now is not a good time to offload something on the cheap that potentially still looks like a still appreciating asset rather than a growing liability. So no surprise then that cunning Carlos Tavares, who knows a bargain when he sees one, is now showing a serious interest in Opel. A turnaround expert made from the same wood as Fiat’s Marchionne and Renault/Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn, Carlos Tavares sees value and hidden strength where lesser autoindustry mortals would likely call the undertakers
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Mercedes sets sights on global prestige sector crown and wins 4-years early
  | 2016 winners are? – Prestige carmakers continue to steal mass-carmakers sales


 

| WESTERN EUROPE |  AID EXCLUSIVE
VW January 2016 West European salesIs this the start of Volkswagen’s bounce back in Europe?

The shamed Volkswagen brand, after losing last year the confidence of many customers in chiefly Europe and the US, and after completing its annus horribilis among Europe’s worst performers in the leading pack, has begun 2017 with a spring in its step


  | End is near – final hammer blow in VW’s US Dieselgate affair
 
| VW unveils MOIA - landmark car-hailing UBER fighter - as Group’s 13th brand


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Mitsubishi Outlander still leads Europe’s PHEV model sales league

It remains one of the oldest campaigners in this fast-expanding pack of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), but the combined attractions of SUV-Crossover club membership, appealing performance and still tempting financial and other purchase incentives have again crowned Mitsubishi’s stalwart Outlander PHEV as West Europe’s top-selling PHEV for the second year running, according to exclusive AID compiled numbers



  | PHEVs remain out in front
 
| PHEVs, after briefly losing out to BEVs regain the upper hand this January


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
PHEVs remain out in front

AID compiled exclusive figures show that PHEVs still dominate Europe’s still tiny Plug-in market, and last year sold nearly four times faster than BEVs. The day that manufacturers of the pure electric cars (BEV) typified by Nissan’s Leaf or Tesla’s Model S may have been dreading has arrived: The fast-expanding new breed of Plug-in-hybrids (PHEVs), a sector still typified today by Mitsubishi’s still sector-dominating Outlander PHEV, is not only outselling electric cars, but last year’s PHEV sales in Western Europe also grew almost four times faster than sales of pure electric cars (BEVs), according to AID’s own data



  | In Europe PHEVs already outsell electric cars
 
| Rosier glow to Europe’s hybrid car market, thanks chiefly to PHEVs


 

| NORWAY | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Norway PHEV car sales full year 2016PHEVs, after briefly losing out to BEVs late last year regain the upper hand this January

The biggest test of the electric car industry’s ability to regain some of the strong earlier following of new car buyers has begun to unfold at dealerships across Norway


  | In Europe PHEVs already outsell electric cars
 
| Rosier glow to Europe’s hybrid car market, thanks chiefly to PHEVs


 

| EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE
Europe’s 2017 car market off to a flying start

West Europe’s car market has recorded the fastest start for eight years. AID’s provisional data reveals that some 1.1 million new cars were sold this January, thus topping last year’s same month sales by 9.4 per cent. Apart from the UK, where last month’s new car sales grew for yet another month, all of West Europe’s other major markets, on a similar upbeat note, experienced double-digit gains. However, this year’s flying start can be attributed at least partly to two extra working days in several markets, which couldn’t fail but put a more positive spin on this January’s turnout


  | New car sales in W.Europe return to highest annual sales level since pre-crisis 2007
 
| Europe almost back to pre-crisis car sales


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| WESTERN EUROPE  
PHEV CAR SALES
  |  By country 12-months 2016
| WESTERN EUROPE  
PHEV CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models 2016
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country January 2017 v January 2016
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2017 v January 2016
| JAPAN 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer December 2016 v December 2015
|  By manufacturer 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015

|  By segment December 2016 v December 2015
|  By segment  12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015

|  By fuel December 2016 v December 2015
|  By fuel 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015

|  By top selling models 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015

|  By kei-Car manufacturer 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015

 


 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1702 MEMBERS EDITION  ISSUE NL1702 | Published - 03 February 2017
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| USA    
USA JAPANESE SUVs 2016 sales
Top three selling SUVs in US last year came from Japanese manufacturers

Last year’s US Camry sales slipped 9.5 per cent to 388,618 units. But a reflection of last year’s trends, that slack was taken up by a contrasting 11.6 per cent sales gain to a not dissimilar 352,154 units from Toyota’s latest RAV-4. Last year’s US sales story at Honda was largely the same. Last year’s US Accord sales slipped 5.1 per cent to 345,951 units, but that was at least partly offset by a 3.4 per cent sales gain to 357,335 from Honda’s strikingly popular CR-V SUVCrossover


  | Crossover country - Type of car bought by today’s US buyers has changed
 
| US | It’s the big SUV comeback


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterStar reborn

"For Daimler’s Mercedes car division the pendulum of success has swung back and forth several times in its long and tradition-rich history. The same goes for the fortunes of Daimler’s current CEO Dieter Zetsche, who boasts the combined rare skills needed for both top-notch leadership and professional showman
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Mercedes sets sights on global prestige sector crown and wins 4-years early
  | 2016 winners are? – Prestige carmakers continue to steal mass-carmakers sales


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Renault Zoe tops best seller electric car BEV list in Western Europe 2016Renault Zoe was last year’s top-selling electric car (BEV) in Western Europe, AID’s own data reveal

Renault’s Zoe was last year’s top-selling electric car in Western Europe with 21,240 registered, 15.3 per cent higher than the 18,423 units registered in the previous full year, according to AID’s exclusive own data. Adding more praise, with 2,853 cars registered Zoe also topped December’s West Europe’s BEV league. But it certainly wasn’t a one horse race. Nissan’s Leaf took last year’s runner-up slot followed in third position by BMW’s i3, which was last year’s fastest notable gainer, according to AID’s exclusive data



  | European BEV electric car share remained stuck at an unchanged 0.68 per cent
 
| Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


 

| USA |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
USA Crossover vs. passenger car share 2016Crossover country - Type of car bought by today’s US buyers has changed

Never before in domestic US Light-Vehicles history have so many vehicles been sold as last year. This new 17.5m record, although most featured in media reporting, barely scrapes the surface. That’s chiefly because last year saw a multitude of new all-time records in what still ranks as the world’s second biggest Light-Vehicle market. Perhaps most captivating for market observers and part of a tale now strongly echoed in both China and Europe, last year’s record 6.9 million US sales of SUV-Crossovers effectively equalled continuously dwindling sales of conventionally bodied passenger cars such as saloons

  

  | Never in US history have Light-Trucks captured a higher share of sales
 
| US | It’s the big SUV comeback


 

| WORLD |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
China, the US and Western Europe live up to autoindustry’s ‘pillars of strength’ reputation

Testament to their long-standing reputation as the autoindustry’s genuine powerhouse markets, last year’s combined new car sales in the still vibrant main markets of China, the US and Western Europe alone reached a record 54.3m cars, thus accounting for around eight-in-ten of last year’s global new car sales

  

  | Lingering gloom as Brazil’s car sales continue to plummet
 
| Today’s Russian car sales are running at just half the levels seen in 2013


 

| EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Europe full year diesel car salesDiesels at the Crossroads 
49.5% 2016 West European diesel share

AID’s exclusively compiled data reveals that less than half the new cars sold in Western Europe last year – (49.5%) - were powered by diesels, worst turnout since 2009


  | End is near – final hammer blow in VW’s US Dieselgate affair
 
| Europe’s diesel car market just keeps deteriorating


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS    
Europe’s heavy truck market 
finally returns to near pre-crisis level

A welcome whiff of the good old pre-crisis days has not only returned to West Europe’s car market, the same goes for heavy trucks


  | EDITORIAL | It’s tough out there for stand-alone truckers
 
| Scania wheels out all-new heavy truck range


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Full year 2016 electric car sales BEV plug-in EuropeLast year’s European BEV electric car share remained unchanged at 0.68%

Last year’s electric car (BEV) market in Western Europe, after progressively losing all of the fizz witnessed during the early part of the year, ended on a decidedly downbeat note. AID’s own exclusively compiled figures reveal that last year’s BEV sales – excluding plug-in-hybrids (PHEVs) - rose by a slightly slower than average 4.6 per cent to just 94,056 units. Testament to the view that true underlying BEV demand in Europe remains a great dealer lower than some optimistic prognosticators had earlier anticipated, last year’s European BEV share remained stuck at an unchanged 0.68 per cent  


  | November’s Electric Car market sees 6th fall in past 7-months
 
| Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country December 2016 v December 2015
|  By country 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country Dec 2016 v Dec 2015
|  By country 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer Dec 2016 v Dec 2015
|  By manufacturer 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country Dec 2016 v Dec 2015
|  By country 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| USA 
LIGHT-TRUCK SALES
  |  By manufacturer by Segment December 2016 v December 2015
|  By manufacturer by Segment  12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT |  AID EXCLUSIVE  
WORLD CAR SALES Q4
  |  AID's latest quarterly statistical car sales supplement

 


 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1701 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1701 | Published - 18 January 2017
Click image  to enlarge page 1 as printable PDF version 

 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterMay unveils hard Brexit flight plan

"Now we know it. Theresa May and her government have now made it abundantly clear that post-Brexit Britain cannot remain within the European single market. What does it mean for the autoindustry?
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| All change, global autoindustry finds itself at a crossroads
  | Déjà-vu - return to infamous ‘Rip-Off Britain’ days?


 

| PREMIUM BRANDS    
Mercedes sets sights on global prestige sector crown and wins 4-years early

Mercedes, the manufacturer of high-status prestige cars has last year comfortably recaptured the sales crown in the lucrative world of global prestige sector sales. Originally, Mercedes had set 2020 as the target for unseating BMW from its long-held global prestige sector throne. Worldwide, Mercedes also retained the coveted title as the fastest growing German prestige carmaker  


  | For Mercedes, BMW and Audi, this Christmas will be merrier than ever
 
| Mercedes’ car profits take big hit as exceptionals take toll


 

| EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE    
2016 Premium car market share gains western EuropeAnd the 2016 winners are? – Prestige carmakers continue to steal mass-carmakers sales

With West Europe’s new car sales finally inching back to the 14m level last year, the autoindustry’s best turnout since pre-crisis 2007, the car sales gap between Europe’s hard-squeezed volume car makers and their still money-raking premium car rivals has continued to widen  


  | New car sales in W. Europe return to highest annual sales level since pre-crisis 2007
 
| Europe almost back to pre-crisis car sales


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
November’s BEV market sees 6th fall in past 7-months

The 6th fall in the past seven months, with November’s West European electric car sales (BEVs) falling by 1.4 per cent, gives credence to the downbeat view that European consumers’ appetite for latest electric cars, despite on-going sweetheart BEV ownership conditions and tempting financial purchase/lease incentives, remains a great deal weaker than the industry had hoped.  


  | BMW’s i3 heads October’s electric top-sellers chart
 
| Joint autoindustry move to turbocharge Europe’s BEV recharging infrastructure


 

| USA | DIESELS   
US Emission VW agreement grillEnd is near – final hammer blow in VW’s US Dieselgate affair

Volkswagen US Dieselgate settlements – expectation of near imminent “Guilty Plea” linked to binding agreement to pay $4.3bn US criminal and civil fines – VW said “the payment obligations are expected to lead to a financial expense that exceeds the current provisions  


  | Europe’s diesel car market just keeps deteriorating
 
| Europe’s diesel demand crisis deepening


 

| EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE  
New car sales in W-Europe return to highest annual sales level since pre-crisis 2007

New car sales last year returned comfortably to the highest level since the beginning of the global financial crisis, boosted strongly by healthy car sales growth in all but two of the region’s markets monitored every month by AID market observers. December saw the 38th sales gain in the past 40 months.  


  | November sales up 4.6%, on course for best sales since 2007
 
| Europe’s diesel car market just keeps deteriorating


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country December 2016 v December 2015
|  By country 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer December 2016 v December 2015
|  By manufacturer 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By country Nov 2016 v Nov 2015
|  By country 11-months 2016 v 11-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer Nov 2016 v Nov 2015
|  By manufacturer 11-months 2016 v 11-months 2015
| INDIA 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer December 2016 v December 2015
|  By manufacturer 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer December 2016 v December 2015
|  By manufacturer 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015

|  By major market December 2016 v December 2015
|  By major market 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015

 


 

 

 


 

 


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