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AID NEWSLETTER 1716 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1717 | Published - 15 September 2017
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| Volkswagen Market share 20 year low pointGERMANY  
VW’s home car sales share slumps to new 20-year low  

Early days, given that it wasn’t until the first week of August that Volkswagen unveiled details of its domestic diesel scrappage incentives. KBA figures for August reveal that the Volkswagen brand stands out as the biggest notable loser in Germany’s August car market. Although Germany’s August new car market grew by a modest 3.5 per cent, home sales of the Volkswagen brand fell by a contrasting 10.9 per cent. In contrast, with few notable exceptions such as Ford, all of Volkswagen’s main rivals appear to have stolen sales from its battered main rival 


  | Germany’s August diesel car share slumps to lowest level for decade and a half
 
| Volkswagen still losing market share battle

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickNo two ways about it, the future is electric

"Finally, those in the electric car business, after spending large sums on new technology and frustrating years of going nowhere in particular, may feel as though they’re getting somewhere 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels?
  | Berlin diesel summit - Too little too late


 

| Hybrid car sales analysis W Europe 2017 H1HYBRID MARKET ANALYSIS
Toyota hybrids still reaping benefits of dieselgate scandal  

The comparatively sharp and sudden swing in Europe’s diesel car sales fortunes - with the pendulum swinging this time into the wrong direction - is deeply gratifying for Toyota’s European car sales operation. That’s because hordes of today’s jittery European diesel car drivers appear to be dumping their newly demonised diesels for what many see as the next best future-proof alternative on Europe’s fuel-economy front 


  | Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven
 
| Hybrid sales share in Western Europe and US reach near identical 2%

 


 

| Germany VW BEV electric car sales spikeGERMANY | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET 
Record month at home for VW's electric car sales  

Never before in Germany’s short electric car (BEVs) history has Volkswagen found as many willing home buyers for its BEVs as this August. Buoyed expectedly by VW’s sky-high €11,760 domestic subsidy for anyone willing to scrap an old diesel in exchange for a new e-Golf BEV, Volkswagen’s August electric car sales in Germany zoomed to 539 units, according to official German KBA car registration numbers 


  | Volkswagen still losing market share battle
 
| July’s BEV turnout in Europe paints brighter picture

 


 

| August car sales Western EuropeWESTERN EUROPE |   AID DATA   
Optimism over economy adds heat to West Europe’s new car market  

AID reports on the underlying positive change in this year’s West European new car market. Renewed car sales growth in August, which saw a notably faster than earlier expected 4.9 per cent rate of advance, adds further credence to the upbeat view that West Europe’s underlying car sales recovery still appears more buoyant than earlier anticipated 


  | Volkswagen still losing market share battle
 
| July clues on car recovery strength

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| NORWAY 
PHEV CAR SALES
  |  By model August 2017 v  August 2016
|  By model 8-Months 2017 v 8-Months 2016  
| EUROPE 
HEV HYBRID CAR SALES
  |  By country Q2 2017 v Q2 2016
|  By country 6-Months 2017 v 6-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country August 2017 v August 2016
|  By country 8-Months 2017 v 8-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer August 2017 v August 2016
|  By manufacturer 8-Months 2017 v 8-Months 2016
| GERMANY 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer August 2017 v August 2016
|  By manufacturer 8-Months 2017 v 8-Months 2016
| UNITED KINGDOM 
LCV SALES TO AND INCLUDING 3.50T GVW
  |  By manufacturer August 2017 v August 2016
|  By manufacturer 8-Months 2017 v 8-Months 2016

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1716 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1716 | Published - 01 September 20176
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| Turkey car market analysis 2017 AID NewsletterTURKEY | CAR MARKET ANALYSIS   
Turkey’s car market standing up to fallout from last year’s failed coup shock  

With just over a third of a million new cars sold in the seven months to July this year, today’s new car market in Turkey is about the same size as the combined sales in both Belgium and Luxembourg. But that’s where the similarities end. Unlike Belgium, a mature car market, Turkey - with a population of almost 80m – is expected to see significant further growth in future car sales. 


  | Brazil’s limp car sales balloon ready to rise?
 
| Turkey’s belated car sales spring likely nipped in the bud by failed coup frost

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickFirst chance to get rosy lab results also on the road

"Starting from today, life should be a great deal less complicated for new car buyers in the EU. That’s because of the obligatory introduction of two new car testing methods. From this day forward the claimed fuel-economy and exhaust emissions of cars tested by these two new procedures should be closer to what average drivers can expect on the road. Surely, a victory for common sense
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels?
  | Berlin diesel summit - Too little too late


 

| West European H1 Diesel car sales trends 2017EUROPE | DIESELS |   AID DATA    
Diesel car market pauses after losing sales share for 18 months running  

Is this a temporary blip or the first sign of a slowing deterioration in European diesel car sales? That is the question facing market observers, who are wondering whether Europe’s badly battered diesel car market is simply drawing breath after the expected and continuing steep loss of earlier held market share since the VW diesel scandal first broke with devastating effect in September 2015 


  | Consumers’ eroding confidence in diesels
 
| Europe's diesel car sales share hits lowest level since diesel emissions scandal

 


 

| July electric car sales Western Europe BEVEUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |   AID DATA  
July’s BEV turnout in Europe paints brighter picture  

There can be little doubt. West Europe's electric car market (BEVs) suddenly looks a great deal healthier, and the underlying message of recent months seems to support the upbeat view that BEV demand across Western Europe now appear to be strengthening with almost every month passing 


  | July sees neck-and-neck BEV sales in Germany and Norway
 
| Electric car (BEV) June sales share hits 1% mark

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| RUSSIA 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer July 2017 v July 2016
|  By manufacturer 7-Months 2017 v 7-Months 201
| RUSSIA 
CAR SALES
  |  By model July 2017 v July 2016
|  By model 7-Months 2017 v 7-Months 2016  
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country July 2017 v July 2016
|  By country 7-Months 2017 v 7-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer July 2017 v July 2016
|  By manufacturer 7-Months 2017 v 7-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country July 2017 v July 2016
|  By country 7-Months 2017 v 7-Months 2016
| TURKEY 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer July 2017 v July 2016
|  By manufacturer 7-Months 2017 v 7-Months 2016  
| TURKEY 
CAR SALES
  |  By model July 2017 v July 2016
|  By model 7-Months 2017 v 7-Months 2016  

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1715 Front Page Preview  ISSUE NL1714 | Published - 17 August 2017
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| West European Hybrid sales Q1 2017GERMANY | AFV 
Hyundai-Kia eyes on Toyota’s long-uncontested leadership of European hybrid car market  

It may still be tiny and best known by Toyota’s hitherto uncontested sector leadership, but Europe’s market for simple petrol-electric hybrid cars may be about to enjoy a new lease of life as millions of Europe’s anxious diesel car owners appear ready to desert the crisis-hit diesel car market in droves. Hyundai-Kia, sensing an opportunity and hoping that today’s hybrid car sales trickle can soon turn into a stream, have only recently opened their hybrid car stall in Europe 


  | July sees neck-and-neck BEV sales in Germany and Norway
 
| Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickTruckloads of cash to avoid dreaded city diesel ban

"There’s a chill wind blowing in Europe’s diesel car market. With signs that Europe’s limp diesel car balloon is sinking fast, potentially heading for an extra hard landing, Germany’s diesel segment-dominating carmakers are left with no option but to act fast. The familiar safe track out of the mire, government assistance, can be ruled out because Germany is about to stage its parliamentary election
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels?
  | Berlin diesel summit - Too little too late


 

| VW West European Market share drop 2017WESTERN EUROPE |   AID DATA    
Volkswagen still losing market share battle  

Stung this July by a trendbucking 13.2 per cent dip in domestic German sales, AID figures show that market-leading Volkswagen ranks among West Europe’s biggest July losers. In a month that saw West European sales rise by 1.9 per cent, July’s Volkswagen brand sales in Western Europe dropped 5 per cent, thus trimming its July car sales share by nearly one percentage point to 11.1 per cent 


  | July clues on car recovery strength
 
| Berlin diesel summit - Too little too late

 


 

| July West European passenger car sales slowingWESTERN EUROPE |   AID DATA  
July clues on car recovery strength  

Europe’s car recovery rate dragged down by faltering UK
demand 


AID compiled figures reveal that recovery growth in West Europe’s car market, which reached a higher than earlier expected rate of 7.5 per cent during this year’s first quarter and has ground to a halt in the second quarter, has regained some momentum in July. 


  | June sees 5th West European car sales gain in first half
 
| April disappoints with 8 per cent fall in car sales

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country July 2017 v July 2016
|  By country 7-Months 2017 v 7-Months 2016
 
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer July 2017 v July 2016
|  By manufacturer 7-Months 2017 v 7-Months 2016
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer July 2017 v Jyly 2016
|  By manufacturer 7-months 2017 v 7-months 2016

|  By major market July 2017 v July 2016
|  By major market 7-months 2017 v 7-months 2016

| UNITED KINGDOM 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By model 5-Months 2017
| USA 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By model 7-Months 2017

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1714 Front Page Preview  ISSUE NL1714 | Published - 04 August 2017
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| Japan H1 car sales trends 2017 hybrid countryJAPAN | H1 CAR MARKET   
Signs of life spotted in Japan’s car market 

Like most of Western Europe, Japan’s car market looks like a mature and saturated market. And yet, after more than a decade of near stagnation, with annual car sales hovering around the 4.5 million annual domestic sales level, those looking close enough at latest Japanese car sales numbers will detect an extremely rare phenomenon: a rise in new car sales. 


  | Renewed fall in March points to cooler Korean car market
 
| Japan – Global car hybrid capital

 


 

| West European H1 Diesel car sales trends 2017EUROPE | DIESELS |   AID DATA    
Consumers’ eroding confidence in diesels 

Europe’s diesel car market appears to be in a seemingly uncontrollable tailspin. At half-time, West Europe’s fast-ebbing diesel car sales share slumped to 46.1 per cent. A new 14-year low point if statistically distorted 2009 (scrappage incentive) is ignored. This June, testament to the latest state of play, West Europe’s diesel car sales share dropped to 45.2 per cent, a steep 4.4 percentage point loss in the past twelve months alone 


  | Europe's diesel car sales share hits lowest level since start of diesel scandal
 
| French car buyers switch back to petrol in droves, diesel share slips to recent low

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickBerlin diesel summit - Too little too late

"Better late than never. Finally, Germany’s carmakers, historically highly reliant on diesel powered cars have decided to act before the going gets worse. This past Wednesday, Germany’s leading carmakers got together in Berlin in order to hammer out a deal to stop the rot. No doubt, each participating autoindustry member knows only too well that to date the anti-diesel lobby has won hands down. That’s not at all surprising
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels?
  | Consumers’ eroding confidence in diesels


 

| West European electric car sales H1 AID dataEUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |   AID DATA   
Electric car (BEV) June sales share hits 1% mark 

In Western Europe’s June market BEVs captured 1% car sales share, buoyed by hot sales in both Norway and Germany, AID data reveals.
Europe’s electric car market, coming hot on the heels of a record first quarter, has lost little fizz during subsequent months. That’s underlined by latest AID compiled figures showing that regional BEV sales between April and June this year reached the second highest quarterly sales figure on record. A lively start to this year’s BEV sales season by any measure. 


  | AID forecasts record 100,000 plus electric car sales in Western Europe this year
 
| April disappoints with 8 per cent fall in car sales

 


 

| Mercedes calm before the storm H1 salesPREMIUM BRANDS 
Mercedes, the calm before the storm?

In Europe, auto-industry news is currently top of the media agenda, and much of it, at least for Germany’s leading carmakers, is depressingly gloomy. On the one hand there is seemingly endless flak aimed at diesels, while on the other there are potentially deeply damaging new allegations of yet another auto-industry cartel; this time among Germany’s leading carmakers


  | Prestige sector car battle – Mercedes’ star still climbing
 
| Audi hurt by toxic waves of Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal

 


 

| West European Truck sales Jan-Jun 2017WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS 
Europe’s heavy truck market up 4% at half-time

June’s heavy truck sales in Western Europe, dragged down by up to two fewer working days in a number of markets such as Germany, rose by a modest 2.6 per cent to 22,131 units, according to provisional Acea sales estimates. June’s single-digit gain, marking the region’s fifth truck sales gain in six months, brings West Europe’s half-year heavy truck sales total to 125,654 units, 4 per cent up on last year’s comparative total.


  | May shows trucks resuming their steady upward trajectory
 
| Vans lead Europe’s January’s commercial vehicle sales advance

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country June 2017 v June 2016
|  By country 6-Months 2017 v 6-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer June 2017 v June 2016
|  By manufacturer 6-Months 2017 v 6-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country June 2017 v June 2016
|  By country 6-Months 2017 v 6-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country June 2017 v June 2016
|  By country 6-Months 2017 v 6-Months 2016
| JAPAN 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer June 2017 v June 2016
|  By manufacturer 6-Months 2017 v 6-Months 2016

|  By Engine Mix June 2017 v June 2016
|  By Engine Mix 6-Months 2017 v 6-Months 2016

|  By Top Selling Models 6-Months 2017 v 6-Months 2016
 
| WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT | AID EXCLUSIVE  
WORLD CAR SALES Q2 2017
  |  AID's latest quarterly statistical car sales supplement

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1713 Front Page Preview  ISSUE NL1713 | Published - 19 July 2017
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| Western Europe H1 sales 2017 AID NewsletterWESTERN EUROPE 
June sees 5th West European car sales gain in first half

This June, despite there being at least one fewer working day in some countries, new car sales in Western Europe still topped last year’s same month levels by 1.4 per cent, according to provisional Acea compiled car sales numbers. June’s small advance in sales, the 5th gain in six months, brings West Europe’s cumulative car sales total to 7.8m after 6-months, up 3.7 per cent over last year’s comparative total


  | May sees strong 7.1% car sales bounce in Western Europe
 
| April disappoints with 8 per cent fall in car sales

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickFuture today, Audi starts autonomous PR rides

"Driving along the autobahn between Munich and Ingolstadt, car drivers and their passengers are confronted by unfamiliar new and different looking traffic signs. But perhaps stranger still, apart from the new black and white traffic signs, drivers on this stretch are now sharing this extremely busy section of Germany’s autobahn with cars chauffeured by a computer rather than a driver like you or me
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| The future today - Norway's EV breakthrough
  | Vorsprung durch Technik – Audi’s promising new modus operandi ‘Smart Factory’


 

| FCA West European Market share historyWESTERN EUROPE 
Fiat Group, one of West Europe’s big gainers

Just as all winning streaks come to an end eventually, possibly the same can be said for a losing streak. That at least is the impression from Italy’s Fiat Group, which now stands out as one of the European continent’s biggest sales gainers. Expressed in cold numbers, Fiat Group’s first half car sales in Western Europe rose almost three faster than the overall car market. Moreover, this follows yet another faster than average 7.2 per cent sales surge in June


  | Is this the start of a Fiat comeback?
 
| Fiat, in Brazil, produced an ace from its sleeve

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country June 2017 v June 2016
|  By country 6-Months 2017 v 6-Months 2016
 
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer June 2017 v June 2016
|  By manufacturer 6-Months 2017 v 6-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC PHEV CAR SALES
  |  Registrations by country 5-Months 2017
|  PHEV mix by country 5-Months 2017 
| FRANCE 
VAN SALES
  |  By manufacturer and model 6-months 2017 v 6-months 2016
 
| GERMANY 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By sector June 2017 v June 2016
|  By sector 6-Months 2017 v 6-Months 2016

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1712 Front Page Preview  ISSUE NL1712 | Published - 05 July 2017
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| Diesel car sales Western Europe May 2017 smallEUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE 
Europe's diesel car sales share hits lowest level since start of diesel emissions scandal

West Europe’s diesel car market was expected to have a difficult year because of the unrelenting anti-diesel campaign in the popular press. With seemingly non-stop flak-fire aimed at diesels it hardly comes as a surprise that growing numbers of Europe’s confused and increasingly anxious diesel car users, when changing their car, are reverting back to the comparative security of petrol powered cars

  | French car buyers switch back to petrol in droves
 
| Audi hurt by toxic waves of Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickThe future today?

"Never in recent European history has tiny Norway attracted more interest and attention than today, and the reasons are all too easily spotted. This June a record 42.2 per cent of the new cars sold in Norway were sold with an electric plug. Closely linked - only this morning Volvo said that from 2019 all its new cars will also feature an electric motor
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| AID forecasts record 100,000 plus electric car sales in Western Europe this year
  | March sees highest-ever electric car sales total on record


 

| World premium sector car sales 5-Months 2017PREMIUM BRANDS
Prestige sector car battle – Mercedes’ star still climbing

The prestige sector car brand best known for its star emblem has now been growing sales and market share for months on end. So much so in fact, that for Mercedes there appears no end in sight for the continuing flow of good news

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

 


 

| West European Truck sales Jan-May 2017WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS
May shows trucks resuming their steady upward trajectory

After just one month of falling heavy truck sales in Western Europe so far this year, pulled down chiefly by two fewer working days this April, last month, to the relief of Europe’s truck makers, saw the return to normal service

  | Vans lead Europe’s January’s commercial vehicle sales advance
 
| Europe’s heavy truck market finally returns to near pre-crisis level

 

 


 

| West European Electric car sales May history 2017EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |   AID DATA 
AID forecasts record 100,000 plus electric car sales in Western Europe this year

The take-up rate for pure electric cars in Europe, excluding plug-in hybrids, may still be a great deal slower than the industry had earlier expected, but despite the sector’s comparative snails’ pace rate of growth, the electric car industry may draw some comfort from AID’s latest prediction that this year’s electric car market in Western Europe is now forecast to breach the 100,000 level for the very first time, thus setting a new all-time record


  | March sees highest-ever electric car sales total on record
 
| Tesla Model S photo finish in Europe’s 2016 luxury sector car sales race

 

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country May 2017 v May 2016
|  By country 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2017 v May 2016
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country May 2017 v May 2016
|  By country 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country May 2017 v May 2016
|  By country 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
VAN SALES <3.5T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country May 2017 v May 2016
|  By country 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2017 v May 2016
|  By manufacturer 5-months 2017 v 5-months 2016

|  By major market May 2017 v May 2016
|  By major market 5-months 2017 v 5-months 2016

| EUROPE 
CNG CAR SALES
  |  By top selling model 2016 v 2015
 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1711 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1711 | Published - 16 June 2017
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| Brazil car sales Jan-May 2017BRAZIL  
Brazil’s limp car sales balloon ready to rise?

After a 2-year car sales slump, Brazil’s car market is showing unmistakeable signs of trying to bounce back, according to latest Fenabrave numbers. But with the gathering signs of a gradual return to normality, the emerging competitive landscape has changed a great deal and now bears little or no resemblance to the cosy vehicle sales oligopoly operating happily in Brazil for decades. The giants of Brazil’s car market, which have long enjoyed the fruits of their largely uncontested historical pole positions in this market, are now taking it on the chin


  | Maruti-Suzuki – display of massive Indian marketing muscle power
 
| Russian car sales spring in the air
 

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickCould Prius-type hybrids fill vacuum left by discredited diesels in Europe?

"By any stretch of the imagination, particularly in the fast moving automotive world, it is a rare development indeed that a flopped product or technology is offered a second lease of life. But just such a second lease of life, at least here in Europe, is now in prospect for cars featuring Toyota-pioneered petrol-electric hybrid technology
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven
  | Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels


 

| UK | COMMERCIAL VEHICLES    EXCLUSIVE   
UK Pick Up Sales new trendMore UK buyers gravitate towards butch Pick-ups

Ford’s F-Series Pick-Up, a stereotypical man’s motor in almost every sense, may be the single best-selling vehicle in the world - a view underlined by the realisation that in the five months to May this year a striking 352,000 were already snapped up by keen US buyers alone - but in Europe these butch Pick-Ups simply didn’t sell. Until now, that is.


  | Mercedes’ long running Sprinter popularity still revs both sales and profits
 
| Vans lead Europe’s January’s commercial vehicle sales advance

 


 

| FRANCE | DIESELS
French diesel car sales trends May 2017
French car buyers switch back to petrol in droves, diesel share slips to near two-decade low

The severity of France’s steep and sustained downturn in underlying diesel car demand was driven home once more in May when sales of diesel powered cars didn't just fall but plunge. Nearly halfway through the year, and at a time when the sales share of diesels took a headlong dive to a near two-decade low of just 47.7 per cent, the five months car sales share of petrol-fuelled cars soared to 47.5 per cent according to CCFA data 


  | Europe’s slowing diesel pulse rate, April slightly better than feared
 
| Diesels: are German deserters switching to Toyota hybrids?

 


 

| EUROPE |   AID COMPILED DATA 
European pasenger car sales May 2017 UK down BREXITMay sees strong 7.1% car sales bounce in Western Europe

Buoyed primarily by a strongly rebounding economy, growing consumer confidence plus two additional working days in some of the region’s markets, West Europe’s new car market this May grew 7.1 per cent to 1.3m units, according to provisional AID compiled figures. Last month’s sales bounce brings the region’s cumulative car sales tally to May to almost 6.4m units, thus beating sales during last year’s comparative 5-months period by a markedly stronger than earlier anticipated 4.3 per cent 


  | Western Europe's April disappoints with 8 per cent fall in car sales
 
| Europe’s car sales on track for 10-year high as slowdown fails to materialise

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country May 2017 v May 2016
|  By country 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016
 
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2017 v May 2016
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016
| UNITED KINGDOM 
PICK-UP SALES
  |  By top selling models 5-Months 2017 v Full Year 2016
| BRAZIL 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2017 v May 2016
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016
| BRAZIL 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models May 2017 v May 2016
|  By top selling models 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016
| SPAIN 
MEDIUM VAN SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2017 v May 2016
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1710 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1710 | Published - 02 June 2017
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| SOUTH KOREA
South Korea passenger car sales Q1 2017
Renewed fall in March points to cooler Korean car market

Hyundai-Kia, which has long enjoyed the benefits of a stranglehold presence in its tightly guarded South Korean domestic car market, may have lost some of its former tightly-held grip, but its more than 60 per cent home sales share of this year’s first quarter South Korean car market is likely seen with great envy by many of the world’s other leading carmakers 


  | Japan – Global car hybrid capital
 
| VW Korea ordered to recall 125,000 diesel fuelled Volkswagen and Audi models

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickLondon’s imminent E-Taxi move

"Everyone, including automakers and possibly even Donald Trump, agrees that air quality in most mega-cities must be improved. Given that traffic plays a significant part in this, it’s certainly not rocket science to conclude that public transport, as a first step of transformation, should make the first move to Ultra-low or better still, Zero vehicle emissions
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| VW unveils MOIA - landmark car-hailing UBER fighter - as Group’s 13th brand
  | Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |   AID DATA    
April electric car sales Western Europe BEVApril BEV electric car sales slide back into slow lane

April’s electric car market, on the face of it, retains all the familiar hallmarks of an excruciatingly slow advancing market segment, suggesting that Europe’s inevitable shift towards a new era of electric vehicle propulsion will be a great deal slower than some industry optimists had earlier anticipated. The down to earth view that Europe’s BEV market still remains miles short of reaching a potential breakthrough level is driven home by the realisation that at this year’s one-third stage West Europe’s BEV sales share has reached 0.8 per cent. That compares with nearly 0.7 per cent at the same stage last year, according to AID’s own data 


  | Toyota eyes Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven
 
| March sees highest-ever electric car sales total on record

 


 

| INDIA    
India passenger car sales Q1 2017Maruti-Suzuki – display of massive marketing muscle power

Whichever way India’s car market is looked at, this, by common consent is a market with huge future sales potential, but at the same time though, it is certainly not a market for the fain hearted. That’s graphically illustrated by GM’s unexpected sudden decision to stop selling its cars in India from the end of this year. AID’s investigation reveals that Maruti-Suzuki, already the unchallenged King on India’s roads, is continuing to flex its mighty marketing muscles to prevent lesser rivals from winning a larger slice of this promising market 


  | Russian car sales spring in the air
 
| Renault, with India-built KWID Crossover, set the cat among the pigeons

 


 

| EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Diesel car sales Western Europe April 2017Europe’s slowing diesel pulse rate, April slightly better than feared

Kindling hopes of a break in the relentless downward trend in European diesel car sales, AID compiled figures show a slight slowing in April’s rate of decline, but AID observers believe that April’s slightly slower rate of underlying diesel demand deterioration may not last 


  | Diesels: are German deserters switching to Toyota hybrids?
 
| Anti-diesel campaign continues to take its toll

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country April 2017 v April 2016
|  By country 4-Months 2017 v 4-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer April 2017 v April 2016
|  By manufacturer 4-Months 2017 v 4-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country April 2017 v April 2016
|  By country 4-Months 2017 v 4-Months 2016
| SOUTH KOREA 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer March 2017 v March 2016
|  By manufacturer 3-Months 2017 v 3-Months 2016
| SOUTH KOREA 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling imported models March 2017
|  By imported model fuel mix and volume March 2017

 

 

 


 

 


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