The European-wide sharp weakening in
underlying diesel car demand that many carmakersí feared only a couple of months ago,
has not yet happened
Hand-rubbing doomsters, following Europeís biggest ever car emissions scandal, were clearly not able to
savour the hoped defeat of Europeís diesel lobby for long.
If the latest batch of AID complied diesel car sales figures can be taken as the
start of a trend, West Europeís diesel car market appears to have weathered
the very recent squall of bad news with little outwardly visible damage.
That was the message from AIDís latest monthly report of European diesel car buying trends which
paints a notably more soothing picture of the sectorís underlying health.
Thatís driven home by provisional November car sales numbers showing that Novemberís
car sales share for diesel-powered cars still reached 52.7 per cent, down just one percentage point against
the same month last year...more
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