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AID NEWSLETTER REPORT EDITION 1806 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1806 | Published - 03 April 2018
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|  PRODUCTION  | WORLD
World car production 2017 VW TiguanReturn of consumers’ appetite for new cars kept some of world's car production near full throttle  

The return to a near widespread business-as-usual bullishness in many of last year’s economies, boosting last year’s global car sales by some 2.6 per cent, has inevitably left its positive mark on last year’s passenger car production 

  | Germany’s car exports to China dwarfed by UK
 
| China turbo-charged last year’s global car production

 


 

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

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


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

 

|  FINANCIAL RESULTS 2017  | BMW
BMW pre-tax margin Q4 2017BMW ends last year with largely unchanged profits, but turns up the voltage  

BMW’s full-year 2017 automotive margin remains stuck at 8.9%, but its capital expenditure jumped 22.1 per cent to a record €7.1bn. “Our future” said BMW CEO Harald Krüger when presenting last year’s group results “is definitely electric”. For the current year BMW expects a slight rise in both deliveries and revenue, accompanied once more by an EBIT margin in the 8-10 per cent target corridor. The projected “slight increase in [2018] deliveries” is due to projected growth in China and the US in particular, the company said 


  | Audi full-year operating profits climbs to €5.06bn, margin hits 8.4%
 
| For Mercedes, China still holds key to global prestige sector leadership

 


 

|  FINANCIAL RESULTS 2017  | AUDI
2017 Premium car makers financial resultsAudi full-year operating profits climbs to €5.06bn, margin hits 8.4% 

Audi, the historically fast-spinning profit dynamo for the autoindustry’s leading Volkswagen Group, in spite of stiff headwinds on the now closely monitored diesel front, performed well over the past year, particularly when considering that its ample Joint-Venture profits from China, whose prestige car market it has long dominated, are currently not included in its declared operating profit 


  | Audi, after hot 11th hour sprint, regains China’s prestige car sales crown
 
| Audi hurt by toxic waves of Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal

 


 

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

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

 

 

 


 

 

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

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

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

 


 

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

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


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

 

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

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


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

 


 

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

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

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

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT FRONT PAGE PREVIEW 1804  ISSUE NL1804 | Published - 02 March 2018
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|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE | AID DATA
Europe electric car registrations October 2017VW’s e-Golf was January’s top-selling electric car in Western Europe

First signs that a change at the top of Europe's now closely monitored electric car sales chart may be looming on the horizon came from AID’s exclusively compiled car sales figures for January showing that Volkswagen’s e-Golf has already nudged aside Renault’s ZOE, the long-standing number one in the region’s now closely monitored electric car sales chart 


  | Tesla’s Model S outsells Mercedes S-Class in last year’s W.European car market
 
| Sudden buzz to Europe’s BEV sales | 2017 FULL YEAR sales

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickIs this the straw that breaks the diesel powered camel’s back?

"As if Europe’s already hounded diesel car makers did not have enough on their plate. Tuesday’s much-awaited decision of Germany’s highest administrative court, effectively giving its legal blessing to a much-feared future city ban for some higher polluting diesels, is yet another nail in the coffin of diesel powered cars"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


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


 

|  CAR SALES BY SECTOR  | EUROPE | AID DATA
2017 West European car sales by sector SUV dominatesEurope’s SUV-Crossover share pole-vaulted last year into record orbit - above 30%

Demand for the taller than average SUV-Crossovers, today’s most trendy motors, continued to pulverise sales records in each of the past half-dozen years. Last year was no exception. AID’s own figures reveal that the seemingly endless gain in popularity culminated last year with a bumper 4.3 million SUV-Crossover sales across Western Europe. 


  | Europe’s unstoppable rise of SUV-Crossovers
 
| SUV-Crossovers heading for new European sales record, again

 


 

|  DIESEL SALES  | EUROPE | AID DATA
October diesel car sales Western Europe data and trendsJanuary’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40% - 16-year low

Most market observers saw Europe’s underlying diesel car sales trend as bad, but few anticipated how bad it would get. Diesel car sales plunged 11.6 per cent in Western Europe last month compared with the month a year ago in a fresh sign of the segment’s deterioration as it hurtles down the slippery slope far faster than earlier feared. In consequence, the sector’s double-digit dive in January’s otherwise expanding new car market sharply reduced the region’s diesel car sales share to 39.8 per cent 


  | Europe’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low
 
| Sudden buzz to Europe’s BEV sales |  2017 Full Year BEV sales

 


 

|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE | AID DATA
Tesla Model S outsells Mercedes S-Class in EuropeTesla’s Model S outsells Mercedes S-Class in last year’s W.European car market

Of the new luxury chariots sold in Western Europe last year - a comparatively small segment best typified by Mercedes’ pricey S-Class - the already long-serving Tesla Model S, a pure electric car, was responsible for the lion’s share of sector sales. According to AID’s own car sales numbers, last year the Tesla Model S alone attracted some sector-leading 15,400 West European sales 


  | Sudden buzz to Europe’s BEV sales |  2017 Full Year BEV sales
 
| Germany, Europe's largest market for electric car sales in November. Ahead of Norway

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country January 2018 v January 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2018 v January 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country January 2018 v January 2017

| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models January 2018

| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By BEV sales mix by manufacturer January 2018

| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country January 2018 v January 2017
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES SECTOR ANALYSIS
  |  By SUV mix by country 2017  
|  By top selling SUV models 2017 vs 2016  
| JAPAN 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer December 2017 v December 2016
|  By manufacturer 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| JAPAN 
CAR SALES
  |  By sector December 2017 v December 2016
|  By sector 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| JAPAN 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models 2017

 

 

 


 

 

AID Newsletter 1803 front page preview  ISSUE NL1803 | Published - 16 February 2018
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|  CO2 EMISSIONS  | FRANCE
France 2017 CO2 emissions passenger car salesPSA’s fleet average CO2 levels at home rose sharply last year

It has been a common and well deserved positive thread in recent media reporting that Peugeot-Citroën, thanks in part to its popular small cars, has repeatedly returned some of the lowest average fleet CO2 levels in Europe. So given this continuous progress in recent years, not just in France, but also on the wider European scene, it comes as something of a shock when last year on French home turf the exact opposite was the case. But the recent acquisition of Opel-Vauxhall alone doesn’t appear to be the main reason 


  | West Europe’s 2017 car sales up 2.5% to 14.3m - best turnout since 2007
 
| Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels?

 


 

|  EUROPE JANUARY SALES  | EUROPE
Europe’s car market starts 2018 with a spring in its step

The year got off to a fine start. After two months of falling sales in the past five months, including an ominous looking end to last year when December sales fell 5.3 per cent, for Europe’s car industry 2018 began on a decidedly upbeat note. Provisional figures from AID reveal that West Europe’s January new car market grew by 5.4 per cent compared to the previous year 


  | West Europe’s 2017 car sales up 2.5% to 14.3m - best turnout since 2007
 
| Diesel scrappage incentives drive Germany’s rush-back to petrol fuelled cars

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickTalking cars, just one step towards accident-free driving

"Go for a drive, a walk, or for a coffee, and increasingly you will spot people communicating with each other. Some may actually be talking to each other, but increasingly it seems texting rather than talking has taken over. With personal mobile communication being today’s norm, echoed by today’s fast falling prices for state-of-the-art satellite navigation systems, minds of road safety experts have naturally focused on the next logical step in road-safety: Automatic car-to-car communication, linked to car communication with infrastructure systems"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| VW - Vorsprung durch Digital
  | VW unveils MOIA - landmark car-hailing UBER fighter - as Group’s 13th brand


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| ITALY 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2018 v January 2017
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country January 2018 v January 2017
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2018 v January 2017
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2018 v January 2017
|  By major market January 2018 v January 2017
| GERMANY 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2018 v January 2017

 

 

 


 

 

AID Newsletter 1802 front page preview  ISSUE NL1802 | Published - 02 February 2018
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|  DIESEL SALES  | EUROPE
October diesel car sales Western Europe data and trendsEurope’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low

Europe’s diesel car market was expected to have a difficult year because the spreading toxic cloud from the Volkswagen generated dieselgate scandal simply refused to blow away. However, few observers predicted that the sales share of diesel-fuelled cars would fall so far so fast. According to AID’s own figures that’s a steep 5.3 percentage point plunge to just 44.5 per cent during the whole of last year. That’s West Europe’s lowest full year level since 2003 when the diesel car penetration reached 43.7 per cent 


  | Europe’s November diesel car market slips into deeper decline
 
| Diesel scrappage incentives drive Germany’s rush-back to petrol fuelled cars

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickWest European car sales off to a good start in January

"Europe’s car market, buoyed by strengthening economic growth and high consumer confidence in virtually all of mainland Europe, seems set to continue its forward momentum"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels
  | Mitsubishi has highest plug-in sales share in Europe


 

|  TRUCK SALES  | EUROPE
West European Truck sales Jan-Jun 2017Best truck sales year since 2008

December’s headlong plunge in the UK’s heavy truck market drags down the rest of Europe. Despite December’s sales dip, due chiefly to a statistical blip, last year’s third successive annual sales gain suggests that West Europe’s long-lingering truck sales famine is finally over 


  | Europe’s heavy truck market up 4% at half-time
 
| More UK buyers gravitate towards Pick-ups

 


 

|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE |  AID DATA
BEV PHEV full year sales trends Europe 2017 AID NewsletterBEVs and PHEVs each now have about half of West Europe’s plug-in electric car market

Plug-in cars, made up of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) in near equal measure, captured a best-ever 2 per cent of last year’s expanding West European passenger car market. According to AID’s own provisional full-year 2017 car sales figures, that follows a more than one-third jump to just over 282,000 sales. By close of last year BEVs and PHEVs each held a matching 1 per cent of West Europe’s overall passenger car market. Petrol-powered cars, which made striking inroads into last year’s changing car market, together with fast-fading diesels, were still responsible for close on 98 per cent of last year’s West European new car market 


  | Germany, Europe's largest market for electric car sales in November... ahead of Norway
 
| Mitsubishi has highest plug-in sales share in Europe

 


 

|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE |  AID DATA
Germany leading BEV sales in NovemberSudden buzz to Europe’s BEV sales

Last year, according to AID’s exclusive electric car sales figures, saw the setting of a new milestone in Western Europe. Full year sales of pure Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in Western Europe – excluding Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) – accounted for a highest-ever 1 per cent of last year’s West European new car market. Yet another sign that of late Europe’s new car buyers have finally warmed to the real viability of latest BEVs, the sector’s sales share in December’s otherwise shrinking overall car market ballooned to 1.5 per cent 


  | Germany, Europe's largest market for electric car sales in November... ahead of Norway
 
| Mitsubishi has highest plug-in sales share in Europe

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country December 2017 v December 2016
|  By country 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer December 2017 v December 2016
|  By manufacturer 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country December 2017 v December 2016
|  By country 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country December  2017 v December 2016
|  By country 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT | AID EXCLUSIVE  
WORLD CAR SALES Q4 2017
  |  AID's latest quarterly statistical car sales supplement

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1801 Front page preview  ISSUE NL1801 | Published - 19 January 2018
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|  PREMIUM CAR SALES CHINA  
China premium car sales Jan-Aug trends 2017Audi, after hot 11th hour sprint, regains China’s prestige car sales crown

Audi, taking a leaf out of Usine Bolt’s rule book for winning the top prize time and time again, may have started slowly in last year’s closely watched Chinese car sales year, but in sight of the finish line the Ingolstadt prestige car maker ended China’s full-year 2017 car sales race with a blistering hot finish, placing it for the year once more ahead of rivals Mercedes and BMW 


  | Mercedes already sold more cars in China than during the whole of last year
 
| Audi claws back August prestige sector crown in China

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickGermany’s average CO2 emissions from cars have plateaued

"If recent trends of average CO2 emissions from cars in Germany are any guide, chances are that some of today’s carmakers will miss the EU’s obligatory 2021 CO2 targets by some margin. In consequence, they have to face up to the unsavoury prospect of paying massive future fines. But help is on the way. Some experts now believes that a small single-digit sales share from both electric cars and plug-in hybrids (BEVs & PHEVs) are the silver bullet for avoiding the impending steep financial fines"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels
  | Mitsubishi has highest plug-in sales share in Europe


 

|  W. EUROPE | DIESEL   
October diesel car sales Western Europe data and trendsEurope’s November diesel car market slips into deeper decline

Yet another sharp drop in November’s West European diesel car sales threatens to derail the autoindustry’s obligatory efforts to comply with the EU’s tough 95g/km fleet average levels by 2021. That was the sobering message from AID’s monthly report of European car sales trends which suggests that Europe’s new car buyers are now dumping their discredited diesel cars far faster than earlier anticipated. 


  | Diesel scrappage incentives drive Germany’s rush-back to petrol fuelled cars
 
| Europe’s diesel car sales slump runs into October

 


 

|  WESTERN EUROPE    
West European full year 2017 car salesWest Europe’s 2017 car sales up 2.5% to 14.3m - best turnout since 2007

AID compiled figures reveal that dealerships across the seventeen West European markets registered some 1.02 million cars in December last year. Compared with the same month of the previous year, that’s a fall of 5.4 per cent, bringing the number of cars sold in Western Europe last year to 14.3 million units. While on the one hand last year’s West European new car market has lost much of its initial thunder during the second half, the 2.5 per cent advance to 14.3m units surprised most sceptics who at the start of last year expected only a minor rise in last year’s regional new car sales 


  | Car sales sun still shines in all of continental Europe
 
| October sees 4.6% rise in West Europe’s car sales

 


 

|  GERMANY | DIESEL     
Germany 15 year diesel trendDiesel scrappage incentives drive Germany’s rush-back to petrol fuelled cars

Although Germany’s 2017 domestic car sales fortunes ended on a high, with last year’s total sales rising 2.7 per cent to 3.55m units, diesel car sales went off a cliff. A sign of underlying consumer car buying trends, Germany’s December diesel car sales plunged by nearly a quarter (-24.1%), cutting Germany’s full year diesel car sales share to just 38.8 per cent. Aside from statistically distorted 2009, that’s Germany’s way and ahead lowest annual diesel car sales share for 14 years. The reasons for the sudden wholesale dumping of diesel-fuelled cars are not terribly difficult to identify 
 


  | Europe’s diesel car sales slump runs into October
 
| Diesel storms prompt consumer longings for petrol safe haven

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country December 2017 v December 2016
|  By country 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer December 2017 v December 2016
|  By manufacturer 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| UNITED KINGDOM 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer December 2017 v December 2016
|  By manufacturer 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country November 2017 v November 2016
|  By country 11-Months 2017 v 11-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer November 2017 v November 2016
|  By manufacturer 11-Months 2017 v 11-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country November 2017 v November 2016
|  By country 11-Months 2017 v 11-Months 2016
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer December 2017 v December 2016
|  By manufacturer 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016

|  By major market December 2017 v December 2016
|  By major market 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016


 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1723 Front page preview  ISSUE NL1723/24 | Published - 15 December 2017
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|  USA LIGHT-VEHICLE SALES   
VW Group US sales record 2017Volkswagen Group picks itself off the floor, on track for best US sales this year

Volkswagen’s widely anticipated arduous struggle in the US to get back onto its feet after the worst crisis in its history, and its subsequent phoenix like rise from the ashes will likely end up as a classic business school case study.  The view that Volkswagen’s North American vehicle operation, thanks to dieselgate, has plunged it into what ranks as its worst and potentially life-threatening crisis is without debate 


  | Top three selling SUVs in US last year came from Japanese manufacturers
 
| Volkswagen takes West Europe’s October electric car sales crown

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickSmart - Few signs of life as we know it

"Daimler’s well-oiled publicity machine, at least for the time being, is kept busy with the supply of yet another win, win, win story of the re-crowned Mercedes car brand. However, judged purely from the Stuttgart carmaker’s latest monthly data set, its Smart car brand still appears stuck in neutral at best"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels
  | Mitsubishi has highest plug-in sales share in Europe


 

|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE |  AID DATA  
Germany leading BEV sales in NovemberGermany, Europe's largest market for electric car sales in November... ahead of Norway

Setting a new milestone, this November Germany headed Europe’s electric (BEV) car sales chart, according to AID’s provisional round-up of November’s West European BEV market. With 3,031 pure electric cars hitting Germany’s roads for the first time this November - a near threefold jump in monthly sales - Germany nudged aside Norway into the unfamiliar second position 


  | Volkswagen takes West Europe’s October electric car sales crown
 
| Mitsubishi has highest plug-in sales share in Europe

 


 

|  PASSENGER CAR SALES  | EUROPE 
Car sales sun still shines in all of 
continental Europe

Strong November says Europe’s car sales almost back to pre-crisis levels – only Ireland’s and the UK’s car sales motor now troubled by at least one cylinder misfiring 


  | October sees 4.6% rise in West Europe’s car sales
 
| New passenger car sales fell by 2.8% in Western Europe in September

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| USA 
LIGHT VEHICLE SALES
  |  By manufacturer November 2017 v November 2016
|  By manufacturer 11-Months 2017 v 11-Months 2016
| FRANCE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer November 2017 v November 2016
|  By manufacturer 11-Months 2017 v 11-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country November 2017 v November 2016
|  By country 11-Months 2017 v 11-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer November 2017 v November 2016
|  By manufacturer 11-Months 2017 v 11-Months 2016
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer November 2017 v November 2016
|  By manufacturer 11-Months 2017 v 11-Months 2016

|  By major market November 2017 v November 2016
|  By major market 11-Months 2017 v 11-Months 2016


 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1722 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1722 | Published - 30 November 2017
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| EUROPE | PLUG-IN VEHICLES |   AID DATA      
European plug-in sales by manufacturer 2017Mitsubishi has highest plug-in sales share in Europe

Mitsubishi, thanks in large measure to the striking popularity of its Outlander PHEV – today’s top selling PHEV in Western Europe - has the highest plug-in share in Western Europe. Some 17.2 per cent of the new cars sold by Mitsubishi in Western Europe during the ten months to October this year were fitted with an electric plug. That’s 15,800 sold plug-in cars, made up almost entirely of the company’s still popular Outlander PHEV, according to exclusive AID sales estimates 


  | Volkswagen takes West Europe’s October electric car sales crown
 
| Mitsubishi Outlander still leads Europe’s PHEV model sales league

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickHot air or reality - Are VW’s electric car goals realistic?

"No doubt about it, Germany’s Volkswagen Group, infamous for its leading part in the market-changing dieselgate scandal, remains in the dog house. The company can be accused of many shortcomings. A prevailing culture of arrogance is just one. But as a smooth-running high-tech vehicle production machine Volkswagen takes some beating. In that respect at least it stands right at the very top with some of the autoindustry’s best. But then again, it surely has had enough practice"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels
  | New passenger car sales fell by 2.8% in Western Europe last month


 

| EUROPE | DIESELS |   AID DATA    
October diesel car sales Western Europe data and trendsEurope’s diesel car sales slump runs into October

Hard evidence, if any were needed, that West Europe’s badly rocked diesel car market is heading into only one direction – downwards – comes with latest October car sales data. But a true measure of the collapse in regional diesel car demand and a sign that for diesels things are getting progressively worse, October’s diesel car sales share took a headlong 7.3 percentage point plunge to 42.1 per cent from 49.4 per cent during the same month last year


  | Diesel storms prompt consumer longings for petrol safe haven
 
| Germany’s August diesel car share slumps to lowest level for decade and a half

 


 

| EUROPE | 4WD SALES MIX   
4WD sales trend Western Europe history to 2017Europe’s hottest 4WD car sales year on record

Sales of 4WD passenger cars in Western Europe - made up of SUV-Crossovers and conventionally bodied cars like Quattro-drive Audi saloons and estates - are virtually guaranteed to reach yet another new record in 2017. AID forecaster believe that this year just over 2 million new 4WD fitted cars will be sold in Western Europe, thus setting yet another new all-time regional sales record


  | In Europe, demand for four driven wheels has never been higher
 
| 4WD take-up rate in Europe’s recovering car market hits yet another all-time record

 


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR SALES |   AID DATA     
Europe electric car registrations October 2017Volkswagen takes West Europe’s October electric car sales crown

Germany’s crisis-rocked Volkswagen Group, condemned to pay tens of billions of euros in both rectification and penalties for its part in the market-changing dieselgate scandal, has overtaken Renault to become West Europe’s best-selling electric car (BEV) brand. A first tell-tale sign of what the future holds in store, this is the first time that this much-chastened German company has captured this closely watched position


  | West Europe’s 9-months BEV sales already exceed full year 2016 total
 
| In Europe Tesla just keeps climbing, but second glance reveals less rosy picture

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country October 2017 v October 2016
|  By country 10-Months 2017 v 10-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer October 2017 v October 2016
|  By manufacturer 10-Months 2017 v 10-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country October 2017 v October 2016
|  By country 10-Months 2017 v 10-Months 2016
| USA 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer October 2017 v October 2016
|  By manufacturer 10-Months 2017 v 10-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country October 2017 v October 2016
|  By country 10-Months 2017 v 10-Months 2016

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1721 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1721 | Published - 17 November 2017
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| PREMIUM BRANDS | MONTHLY SALES TRENDS   
World premium sector car sales 5-Months 2017Mercedes already sold more cars in China than during the whole of last year

Daimler’s high-flying Mercedes car subsidiary, the world’s leading seller of high-image prestige-sector cars, already sold more of its cars in China in the first 10 months of this year than it did during the whole of last year, yet the rate of growth is starting to slow


  | For Mercedes, China still holds key to global prestige sector leadership
 
| Audi claws back August prestige sector crown in China

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickPSA-Opel-Vauxhall 
If anyone can, Carlos can

"The track record of mergers and acquisitions in Europe’s auto industry in general is not one that the industry would choose to boast about. But then again, whether through luck or good judgement, some have a significantly better track record than others. Today’s issue is whether Carlos Tavarez with his proven golden touch will succeed where others have blatantly failed"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels
  | New passenger car sales fell by 2.8% in Western Europe last month


 

| EUROPE |   AID DATA    
October sees 4.6% rise in W.Europe’s car sales

For most of continental Europe, if not for the UK, this October new passenger cars were still flying off dealership premises. However, pulled down by yet another steep 12.2 per cent dive in the UK’s rapidly cooling new car market, October’s new car sales in Western Europe still topped last year’s same month levels by just 4.5 per cent. Without the UK, new car sales in the remaining West European car market rose 8 per cent in October and 4.8 per cent in the ten months to date, according to provisional AID figures


  | New passenger car sales fell by 2.8% in Western Europe last month
 
| VW’s home car sales share slumps to new 20-year low

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country October 2017 v October 2016
|  By country 10-Months 2017 v 10-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer October 2017 v October 2016
|  By manufacturer 10-Months 2017 v 10-Months 2016
| SPAIN 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer October 2017 v October 2016
|  By manufacturer 10-Months 2017 v 10-Months 2016
| SPAIN 
CAR SALES
  |  Top selling models 10-Months 2017 v 10-Months 2016

 

 

 


 

 


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