In spite of some market fears that Europe’s long flourishing diesel car market could be heading for a severe downturn after the fallout from Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, AID’s exclusively compiled provisional diesel car sales data for October shows that consumers’ underlying demand for today’s tainted fuel-sippers has remained fairly unscathed. This October, a case in point, diesels were still responsible for more than half the new cars sold in Western Europe, keeping the
ten months diesel car sales slice of the pie to an only marginally slimmer 51.7 per cent
With alarm bells ringing, Europe’s staggering diesel car industry giants were expected to take a beating from the storms brewing over European consumers' appetite for blackened diesels.
But if AID’s exclusively compiled October numbers are any guide to the near future, for now at least consumers’ underlying love-affair with fuel-sipping diesels remains in surprisingly good shape.
No less astonishing, leading players in the diesel car sales arena like the much-tainted Volkswagen Group remained fairly unscathed by these storms buffeting Europe’s diesel car
Diesels still account for more than half the cars sold in Western Europe
28 Apr 2015
Volkswagen takes a big step back
04 Nov 2015
Slowing diesel pulse rate, but nothing drastic
13 Oct 2015