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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
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| 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
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AID NEWSLETTER 1623 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1623/24 | Published - 16 December 2016
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| WORLD | URBAN MOBILITY 
Car hailing services urban mobility uber gett moiaVW unveils MOIA - landmark car-hailing UBER fighter - as Group’s 13th brand

Volkswagen, evidently concerned about its place in a world where notably fewer individuals may choose to own their own cars, particularly in forever expanding global cities, decided to get further into the act with the launch of its own ride-hailing and mobility service company. Called MOIA, Volkswagen Group’s own start-up - launched at London tech show - is a stand-alone Zeitgeist service mobility brand to be headquartered in Europe’s emerging tech capital, Berlin.  


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


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterAll change, global autoindustry finds itself at a crossroads?

"Whichever way recent events are looked at, we are witnessing the start of a paradigm shift in the automotive world. All-round drastic change is underway. The few unwilling to change will eventually be swept away by a whirlwind of change. If not in the next five or so years, but then in all likelihood during the mid to late 2020s at the very latest
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Goals, to be meaningful, must be achievable
  | Uber and Volvo self-driving taxi joint-venture


 

| EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE      
West European BMW sales 11-Months 2016Europe’s Luxury car sales party remains in full swing

The BMW Group sold more cars in November’s West European car market than mass market heavyweights Ford and Peugeot. According to AID’s provisional November car sales numbers, for Western Europe, BMW Group’s sales rose almost three times faster than the overall market, thanks in no small part to strong November sales push efforts in Germany and in the UK in particular  


  | Mercedes, at this year’s 11-months stage, sold more cars than during last year
 
| November sales up 4.6%, on course for best sales since 2007


 

| PREMIUM BRANDS      
Mercedes, at this year’s 11-months stage, already sold more cars than during the whole of last year

Conducting its global car sales business in just such manner, in the 11-months to November this year the brand with the three-pointed star already sold more Mercedes-badged cars than during the whole of last year.  


  | 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     
November sales up 4.6%, on course for best sales since 2007

West Europe’s seemingly inexorable march towards the 14m annual car sales level, the highest annual car sales level since pre-crisis 2007, may have stumbled in October, but if AID’s provisional sales figures for November are any guide, the market regained at least some of its formerly witnessed upward momentum. 


  | Europe’s car sales fell 1% in October, weighed down by one fewer selling day
 
| Europe’s diesel car market just keeps deteriorating


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country November 2016 v November 2015
|  By country 11-months 2016 v 11-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer November 2016 v November 2015
|  By manufacturer 11-months 2016 v 11-months 2015
| EUROPE 
SMART CAR SALES
  |  By country Nov 2016 v Nov 2015
|  By country 11-months 2016 v 11-months 2015
| UNITED KINGDOM 
LCV SALES
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AID NEWSLETTER 1622 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1622 | Published - 02 December 2016
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| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE     
BMW i3 Top selling electric car OctoberBMW’s i3 heads October’s electric top-sellers chart

The BMW i3, for the third consecutive month, topped West Europe’s electric best sellers’ list last month and is third in the year-to-date listing behind the still segment leading Renault Zoe and Nissan’s second placed Leaf



  | October’s BEV electric car market runs out of charge in Europe
 
| Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterSilicon Autobahn - No pain, no gain, but will it fly?

"Given German carmakers’ decision to boost the number of genuinely high-power BEV recharging stations in key European locations, is there reason to believe that anything will change? By close of next year, thanks to their efforts, there’s hope that electric car drivers will be able to drive from Berlin to Barcelona and Prague to Paris without the dreaded range anxiety. But whether that cuts any ice with Joe Public, interested at best in a battery powered Golf, Leaf or possibly Zoe, remains an altogether different question
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Goals, to be meaningful, must be achievable
  | Uber and Volvo self-driving taxi joint-venture


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET    
CSS Combo Ultra Fast Charging network AID Newsletter SuperchargerJoint autoindustry move to turbocharge Europe’s long distance BEV recharging infrastructure

BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen Group, including Audi and Porsche, jointly announced today to turbocharge the creation of an ultra-fast electric car (BEV) recharging network in Europe in order to pave the way for anxiety-free long-distance electric car travel across Europe’s major road and motorway network 



  | October’s BEV electric car market runs out of charge in Europe
 
| Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


 

| BRIC | BRAZIL    
Brazil car sales OCtober VW Up! AID NewsletterLingering gloom as Brazil’s car sales continue to plummet

Latin America’s biggest car market, still seen as a car sales dynamo during the heydays of the BRIC market era, first came to a screeching halt in 2014 and sales have continued to spiral downwards ever since. Judged from latest car sales data, and already ten months through the current year, there is little prospect of a quick turnaround, keeping this year’s frail-looking Brazilian car market on course for the lowest annual car sales in a decade


  | Today’s Russian car sales are running at just half the levels seen in 2013
 
| Renault, with India-built KWID Crossover, set the cat among the pigeons


 

| EUROPE | 4X4 MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE   
Mercedes 4Matic 4x4 sales trends Western EuropeIn Europe, demand for four driven wheels has never been higher

The rip-roaring sales gains from 4WD passenger cars, a sector made up not only of trendy and fast-selling SUV-Crossovers but also of conventional cars from 4x4 experts Subaru plus conventionally styled prestige sector saloons, estates and even coupes from mainly Audi, BMW and Mercedes, continued to pick up where they left off from last year’s record result. That’s driven home by AID compiled figures showing that Europe’s still buzzing 4WD car segment remains on course for a sixth successive all time record


  | 4WDs still pulling Swiss car buying crowds
 
| 4WD take-up rate in Europe’s recovering car market hits yet another all-time record


 

| EUROPE | NEW TECHNOLOGY  
Audi Smart Factor 2016 drone steering wheelVorsprung durch Technik – Audi’s promising new modus operandi leading eventually to the ‘Smart Factory’

You can’t but feel pity for Audi’s strategists. With the scope for unique technological individuality of its cars shrinking both progressively and inevitably, Audi’s strategic thinkers came up with a plausible plan capable of breathing some vital new life, albeit in different form, into its Vorsprung durch Technik mantra


  | Self-parking cars - Bosch and Daimler’s car2go pool know-how
 
| Europe fastest growing luxury car sales scene


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE 
West European Electric car sales trends October 2016 AID NewsletterOctober’s electric car market runs out of charge in Europe

Europe’s electric car market is faring a great deal worse than hoped only a year ago. Despite generous ongoing purchase and user incentives, a steady rise in electric car choice, a gradual uplift in real-life driving range and continuing electric car infrastructure improvements, European consumers’ appetite for today’s electric cars (BEVs) still remains a great deal weaker than the industry had hoped. That’s the stark message from AID’s exclusively compiled October electric car registration figures for the whole of Western Europe


  | Electric car market, stuck in neutral for four months, back into gear in September
 
| Europe’s electric car market suffers 4th monthly fall in a row


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By country Oct 2016 v Oct 2015
|  By country 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer Oct 2016 v Oct 2015
|  By manufacturer 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country October 2016 v October 2015
|  By country 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| BRAZIL 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer October 2016 v October 2015
|  By manufacturer 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
|  By top selling model October 2016 v October 2015
|  By top selling model 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015

 


 

 

 


 

 


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