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WESTERN EUROPE
Gloves are off at Renault and Ford
Boxed into a corner, some of Europeís strugglers are fighting back
Published: Thu 17 Oct 2013 18:43:00 GMT
 

Orange Renault Clio dusting motor show

The contrast between the various volume carmakers in West Europeís markedly improved September car market could barely be sharper

Sensing that at long last the tide was ready for turning on the European car sales front, and with dealer forecourts packed to the rafters with latest head-turning cars, the gloves came off for a bare knuckle sales battle.

That is the message from a sharp 17.5 per cent jump in Renaultís September car sales, crowning Franceís second volume carmaker as Septemberís biggest notable gainer in West Europeís rekindled car sales arena. 

17.5%
Jump in Renaultís September car sales


A further sign of the carmakerís determination to come out fighting, September sales of its still highflying Dacia budget brand, soared by almost a half from a year ago, buoyed in no small measure by a promising start in Britainís still flourishing car market...more


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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

EUROPEAN new CAR sales:

by country
SEPTEMBER 2013 v SEPTEMBER
2012
9-MONTHS 2013 v 9-MONTHS 2012

WEST EUROPEAN new CAR sales:

by manufacturer and marque
SEPTEMBER 2013 v SEPTEMBER 2012
9-MONTHS 2013 v 9-MONTHS 2012
  

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