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WESTERN EUROPE

Diesels power more than half the cars sold in Europe last year
Europeís love affair with fuel-sipping diesels continues to flourish
Published: Thu, 23 January 2014 16:11:39 GMT
 

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Recession sparks renewed and familiar slowing in demand for generally pricier diesel cars, but yet another year of trendbucking growth from the regionís hottest sellers Ė SUV-Crossovers, most of which are bought with a diesel engine Ė took up most of the slack

Europeís love affair with fuel-sipping diesels continues to flourish. 

Thatís the message from AID compiled figures showing that just over half the new passenger cars purchased last year in Western Europe were still powered by a fuel-sipping diesel engine. 

And that was at a time when more of the regionís austerity struck consumers were expected to opt for markedly cheaper petrol fuelled small cars. The latest European trend survey by AID shows that last year diesels accounted for 53.6 per cent of West Europeís new car market. 

53.6%
West Europeís new diesel car market share last year


As it turns out, and fully in keeping with the long-familiar temporary change in regional car buying patterns at times of economic hardship, a higher proportion of the regionís private buyers have expectedly gravitated towards cheaper small cars with petrol engines. 

But all that was all but wiped out by contrasting sales gains from the regionís diesel-dominated SUV-Crossovers, which continued to outpace a declining car market for yet another year. 

Most recent market developments, under closer scrutiny, reveal more encouraging news for Europeís large diesel car industry. 

Rekindled consumer interest in cars during last yearís fourth quarter, which saw a promising 5.6 per cent rise in West Europeís overall new car sales, helped elevate the regionís diesel car sales share for this particular fourth quarter to 54.2 per cent, according to AIDís own figures

This compares with a 53.7 per cent diesel car sales share during last yearís opening quarter.
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WEST EUROPEAN new DIESEL CAR sales:

by country FULL YEAR 2013 v FULL YEAR
 2012

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