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EUROPE | 4WD SALES MIX 
Europeís hottest 4WD car sales year on record
Published: Wed, 22nd November 2017 16:46:08 GMT  
 

West European 4x4 4WD mix of passenger car sales

Sales of 4WD passenger cars in Western Europe - made up of SUV-Crossovers and conventionally bodied cars like Quattro-drive Audi saloons and estates - are virtually guaranteed to reach yet another new record in 2017. AID forecaster believe that this year just over 2 million new 4WD fitted cars will be sold in Western Europe, thus setting yet another new all-time regional sales record 

West Europeís lively market for 4WD equipped passenger cars, which has now risen steadfastly for well over a decade and a half, is still advancing. 

The sales share attributable to 4WD cars jumped to yet another new historic high during the nine months to September this year. 

According to AAA compiled data thatís a best-ever 14.4 per cent in the first nine months of the current year. 

It compares with little more than half that level in 2009 and around a third of todayís market share in the very early 2000s.

A measure of the regionís resolute demand, thatís a near tripling in market share in just over a decade and half. 

An AID investigation reveals that West Europeís 4WD passenger car sector, buoyed in large measure by consumersí voracious appetite for trendy SUV-Crossovers, retains its enviable position as the fastest-growing main segment in West Europeís new car market. 

The commercial significance of this fast expanding main sector of Europeís new car market is driven home by news that nearly half the new cars sold in affluent Switzerland during the nine months to September this year were already equipped with four rather than two driven wheels...


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