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
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
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
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