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| 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

 


 

| 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


 

| 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


 

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BRIC | RUSSIA
Today’s Russian car sales are running at just half the levels seen in 2013

Russia’s new car sales have not fallen but slumped. Drawing attention to the severity of today’s deeply entrenched downturn in Russia, where new car sales have now fallen in 42 of the past 44 months, the sheer depth and icy grip of the country’s lingering car sales famine remains almost unparalleled. The sheer depth of the downturn is such - with new car sales falling like a stone for almost four years - that even hard-nosed market observers will shy away from predicting when the market will finally hit bottom


  | Turkey’s belated car sales spring likely nipped in the bud by failed coup frost
 
| These are frustrating days for hard-pressed carmakers and dealers in Russia

 



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TURKEY |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Turkey’s belated car sales spring likely nipped in the bud by failed coup frost


This year’s opening first half, prior to the only very recently encountered political mayhem, chiefly the failed military coup, Turkey’s passenger car market was destined to edge up another notch after posting an all-time sales record last year. While in recent years Turkey has cunningly managed to sidestep the very worst of the economic fallout that dogged much of Western Europe, of late it has almost certainly created its own poison pill


  | Renault, with India-built KWID Crossover, set the cat among the pigeons
 
| Crystal ball gazers looking at Indonesia’s future car market like what they see

 



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WORLD  |  AID EXCLUSIVE  
World global car sales 2016 Q1 AID NewsletterGlobal car sales back on track

Almost a decade after the global financial crisis, and the subsequent car sales slump in key car sales regions such as Europe and the USA, the once fanciful idea of a quick return to car market normalisation may not have happened. However, and somewhat later than earlier expected, at long last global new car sales appear to have re-joined the market’s long-term intrinsic upward trajectory

  | March new car sales - Just one small step away from near normal health  
 
| Germany’s return to pre-crisis car sales levels

  

 


 

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INDIA | AID EXCLUSIVE
Renault Kwid sales history India AID Newsletter smallRenault, with India-built KWID Crossover, set the cat among the pigeons  

Reacting to a challenge that few thought was attainable - an attractively styled - volume produced Crossover priced well below €4,000 - Renault almost overnight moved the price/value bar in ultra-low-price India to stunning new heights.

  | These are frustrating days for hard-pressed carmakers and dealers in Russia 
 
| Nissan/Datsun - Cannibalisation could be a worry  

 


 

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RUSSIA
Russia car sales 2015 plus historyThese are frustrating days for hard-pressed carmakers and dealers in Russia 

The anaemic state of Russia’s economy was highlighted earlier this month by full year 2015 figures pointing to the continuing sharp deterioration of the country’s car market, where sales have not fallen but plummeted. Last year, Russia’s car sales slumped by just over a third to just 1.48m units, little more than half the annual sales levels still seen as recently as 2012 when sales peaked at 2.72m units 


  | Lada now outsold at home by trendbucking Hyundai-Kia 
 
| Korean model tops half year best sellers’ list in Brazil

 


 

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BRAZIL AID EXCLUSIVE

Brazil Hyundai HB20 top selling car in BrazilKorean model tops half year best sellers' list in Brazil 

If one word could sum up Brazil’s current car market it would probably be change. That’s driven home most forcefully by news that Brazil’s front-runner at this year’s halfway point was neither a Fiat, Volkswagen or GM product. That’s the first time in living memory that a car not born and bread by Brazil’s long-ruling oligopoly headed the country’s top sellers’ league 
 

  > Crystal ball gazers looking at Indonesia’s future car market like what they see
 
> Brazil’s move from fast Samba to sobering austerity blues

 


 

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RUSSIA    

Lada Hyundai badges Russia June 2015Lada now outsold at home by trendbucking Hyundai-Kia

The day that both Russia’s political thinkers and Lada’s French masters have now been dreading for years has arrived: Formerly state-controlled Lada, that traditionally generated the bulk of its revenues and profits in its domestic Russian market, is now being outsold by a foreign western carmaker. 

  > Indonesia’s future car market - Future outlook looking promising
 
> Global car sales zoom to new record high, fourth record in a row

 


 

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RUSSIA    

Russia car sales 6-months 2015Russia’s new car sales falling like a stone

Russia’s slump-struck car market has rarely looked in worse shape, and the outlook for the rest of this year looks no less dismal. Today’s consensus view among auto industry analysts points to a severe drop of between 30 and 40 per cent at best, thanks to the worst underlying rate of decline seen in recent memory 

  > India - Nissan/Datsun - Cannibalisation could be a worry
 
> Brazil’s move from fast Samba to sobering austerity blues

 


 

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INDIA AID EXCLUSIVE

Nissan Datsun GO PLUS INDIA 2015Nissan/Datsun - Cannibalisation could be a worry
Eyes on Datsun’s India game play, slower than expected progress
  > Editorial | India - Is future promise worth the wait?


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INDONESIA AID EXCLUSIVE

Toyota AVANZA Indonesia 2014 top selling carIndonesia’s future car market - Future outlook looking promising
Yet another BRIC member in the making?
  > Global car sales zoom to new record high


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BRAZIL

Renault production plant Curbirita BrazilBrazil’s move from fast Samba to sobering austerity blues
Writing on the wall for Brazil’s long-running carmaking oligopoly
  > Brazil’s car sales chill persists


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BRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

China motorway rush hour 2014 Just one remaining BRIC pillar 
of strength

Ongoing car sales wobble in three out of four BRIC member countries
  > Brazil’s car sales chill persists


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WORLD AID EXCLUSIVE

World car sales 2014 by region Global car sales zoom to new record high, fifth record in a row
Boosted chiefly by high ongoing demand in China and an earlier than feared return from US
  > China’s car production at full throttle


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BRAZIL

Brazil car sales October 2014 Hyundai HB20 Brazil’s car sales chill persists - leaders face up to stiff new competition
The latest health check on Brazil’s car market could hardly be worse
  > RUSSIA - Slip, sliding away - Domestic Lada


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RUSSIA

Lada and Ford badgeSlip, sliding away - Domestic Lada
Bruised and battered look to both Lada’s and Ford’s Russia business
  > World Cup fails to put kick into Brazil’s car showroom spending


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SOUTH KOREA

Korea heavy trafficS- Korea provides Premium-Sector with BRIC market safety net
Importers win record market share in Korean market - June import share reached 15 per cent
  > No immediate end in sight to China’s prestige bonanza


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SOUTH KOREA

BMW badge Korean flagBMW now sells more cars in Korea than in Russia, says AID Newsletter
Munich-based carmaker sold more of its cars in Korea than it did in today’s fast-ebbing Russian car market
  > Catch me if you can – BMW is flexing its muscles


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RUSSIA

Nissan Juke Moscow Russia traffic August 2014Russia’s car market looking very sickly
New car sales in Russia have now fallen for 18 out of the past 19 months, and of late sales have not just dropped but plunged
  > Russia slips deeper into hibernation


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INDIA

Datsun Go Production ChinaTaste of Nano?
Not exactly a flying start from Nissan’s new Datsun GO 
 
> World Cup fails to put kick into Brazil’s car showroom spending


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INDIA

Tata Nano India colours India’s car motor spluttering back to life
Hard-pressed carmakers, after suffering double-digit dip in home sales last year, treated this year to a first nugget of good news 
 
> India’s Tata biggest domestic casualty of turmoil by far


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RUSSIA

Russia slips deeper into hibernation 
Moscow traffic 2014 rain rush hourCar market lurched into reverse and it’s getting worse
 
> World Cup fails to put kick into Brazil’s car showroom spending


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BRAZIL

VW up now on sale in BrazilEnd of hand-me-down model era for Brazil’s long-overcharged car buyers 
Finally Brazil’s long-overcharged new car buyers may be about to get genuine new models and better deals from their domestic carmakers
 
> Brazil - End of la dolce vita


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BRAZIL

World Cup fails to put kick into Brazil’s car showroom spending 
Hyundai traffic Brazil 2014Brazil’s football fans may still be dancing to the samba, but the country’s car market remains gripped by a deepening winter chill
 
> Brazil’s car demand beaten back by slowing economy


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  BRAZIL 

Hyundai Brazil flag background smallFrom Samba to slow waltz
Brazil’s car demand beaten back by slowing economy
  > First wobble in BRIC pillars of strength

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  INDIA 

Tata Geneva Motorshow logoTroubled Tata falls back to earth
India’s own Tata, biggest domestic casualty of the turmoil by far

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  INDIA 

India Tuck Tuck Maruti Swift smallIndia’s car sales just keep tumbling
January car sales fell 7.6 per cent marking the 14th fall in the past 15 months

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  RUSSIA

Moscow traffic rain 2013 RussiaRussia’s previously speeding car sales locomotive stopped in tracks
During the whole of last year Russia’s new car sales fell 5.1 per cent to 2.6 million units

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  RUSSIA

  Lada Moscow traffic rain 2013Chill breeze still sweeps through Russia’s car market
Wobble in consumer confidence, but Russia’s rich are still spending

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  RUSSIA

 

Russia Ford Focus productionFord throttles back Russian production
Ford reacts to slowing Focus demand


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  BRIC MARKETS

 

BRICT countries flagsWobble in BRIC pillars of strength
BRIC’s glory days on hold – China last remaining pillar of strength 


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  INDIA 

  India traffic 2013 GoaGloom descends on India
India’s carmakers shivering in grip of domestic economic downturn

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  CHINA

 

Mercedes GLA to be also built in ChinaMercedes’ big catch-up drive
Mercedes to double China car production


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  CHINA

  Audi Q3 China orangeChina’s car sales look easy
Summertime and China’s car sales look easy - Japan Blues persist

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  CHINA

 

Haval ChinaCrossovers - Global bright spot 
China’s SUV-Crossover boom shows no signs of fading


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  INDIA 

 

Carlos Ghosn Datsun Go IndiaDatsun resurrected
Datsun, dead and buried for decades, brought back to life


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  INDIA 

 

Goa traffic moped 2012India’s tiger starts to limp 
Underlying depth of India’s downturn has surprised most market watchers


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  RUSSIA

  Russia flagChill grips Russia’s car market
May sees 4th fall in a row



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