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EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE 
Progressively widening cracks in Europeís former diesel car bastion
Published: Tue, 18th Oct 2016 16:32:01 GMT  
 

West European Diesel Car Sales September YTD 2016


Underlying consumer demand for diesel-fuelled cars in Western Europe in September has continued to follow the downward trend that first gathered momentum during last yearís second half, AID compiled figures reveal

Dragged down in particular by a continuing strong weakening in diesel car demand in major markets such as France and Spain, West Europeís September car sales share in what now ranks as the regionís most wobbly major sector, slipped yet another 1.1 percentage point to 48 per cent.

Thatís the lowest monthly diesel car sales share for at least a decade.

If that werenít enough, with AID figures pointing to progressively widening cracks in Europeís former diesel car bastion, during the nine months to September this year West Europeís diesel car sales share has slipped below the psychologically crucial 50 per cent level.

Sending shivers down the spines of Europeís already anxious senior autoindustry executives, Septemberís sharp loss of market share chopped West Europeís cumulative diesel car sales share to 49.8 per cent after 9-months, down nearly two percentage points in just twelve months.

But it could have been worse.

Thatís chiefly because Septemberís already poor turnout from diesels was masked to an extent by an altogether different development in the UKís September market
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