Outstripping almost any other consumer car buying trend that has gone before it, consumers’ underlying demand for cars with 4WD - propelled along mainly, though not exclusively, by today’s screamingly popular SUV-Crossovers - continues to grow at a steady pace in Europe.
Following more than a decade of near unwavering growth, interrupted only briefly during the deep recent economic recession, the sales share attributable to cars with four-driven wheels has continued to climb.
AID, in its latest regular roundup of notable car buying trends in Europe and elsewhere, concludes that underlying regional demand for
4x4 cars remains the region’s hottest sales trend.
West Europe’s 4WD car sales share at the three-quarter stage has zoomed to an all-time high, thus setting yet another record in the region.
To underline the unchanged vitality of this progressively expanding sector, this year marks the sixth successive year of unbroken sector growth.
Other than that, during the past half-dozen years West Europe’s 4WD sales share has almost
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