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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

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1709 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1709 | Published - 19 May 2017
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| WESTERN EUROPE | COMMERCIAL VEHICLES   
CV van sales Q1 2017 West EUropeMercedes’ long running Sprinter popularity still revs both sales and profits

It is a rare development that a run-out product, already on the scene since 2006, is still producing record sales. But exactly that is what happened during the opening three months of this year with Mercedes’ long-serving Sprinter van range. Drawing attention to both the longevity and popularity of Mercedes long serving Sprinter range, “it is primarily due to our [Sprinter] van icon that Mercedes-Benz Vans has posted its most successful first quarter of all time – in terms of unit sales, revenue and EBIT”, said Mercedes. 


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

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickHigh price to pay to attract green vote

"It hardly comes as a surprise that Toyota’s hybrids are suddenly getting a second look from European motorists. That’s chiefly because hybrids were always seen as a means to save fuel. But unlike North America, here in Europe that role was already perfectly played by diesels, which, compared to most petrol powered cars offer real-world fuel economy savings of up to 30 per cent
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Toyota sales grow nearly four-times faster than overall market
  | Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven


 

| EUROPE | NEW CAR SALES  
West European car sales April StopApril disappoints with 8 per cent fall in car sales

April’s new car sales in Western Europe fell 8 per cent, suggesting on first sight that the market has finally lost the enduring display of fizz seen in the region’s rebounding new car market for most of the past 44 months. But April’s outwardly disappointing turnout, with sales falling well short of last year’s same month levels in all but three of the 18 markets monitored by AID’s market observers, doesn’t necessarily mean that the region’s robust sales rebound has finally come to a screeching halt. The reasons why this positive trend was broken last month are all too easily spotted


  | Europe’s car sales on track for 10-year high as slowdown fails to materialise
 
| Europe’s diesel car market is continuing to crumble

 


 

| EUROPE | NEW CAR SALES  
Toyota car sales share western europeToyota sales grow nearly four-times faster than overall market

As ever, in a year heading for likely best new car sales since pre-crisis 2007, there are winners and losers. Overall, one third through the current year, Suzuki stands out as a major gainer. Its four months sales are already up by a quarter, making it one of the market’s notable biggest gainers. Suzuki’s sales at this year’s one-third stage have risen by a quarter, thanks in no small measure to the initial sales boost following the market debut of its lighter all new Swift range. A great deal more significant, thereby making a bigger overall splash, Toyota continued to outpace this year’s market by a fair stretch, thanks in no small measure to its hybrid-push drive


  | 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%

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country April 2017 v April 2016
|  By country 4-Months 2017 v 4-Months 2016
 
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer April 2017 v April 2016
|  By manufacturer 4-Months 2017 v 4-Months 2016
| USA 
PASSENGER CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer April 2017 v April 2016
|  By manufacturer 4-Months 2017 v 4-Months 2016

 

 

 


 

 

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

 


 

 


 

 


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