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WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS
West European Truck market with 2017 forecastMay shows trucks resuming their steady upward trajectory

After just one month of falling heavy truck sales in Western Europe so far this year, pulled down chiefly by two fewer working days this April, last month, to the relief of Europeís truck makers, saw the return to normal service

  | Vans lead Europeís Januaryís commercial vehicle sales advance
 
| Europeís heavy truck market†finally returns to near pre-crisis level

 


 

| West European Electric car sales May history 2017EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |   AID DATA 
AID forecasts record 100,000 plus electric car sales in Western Europe this year

The take-up rate for pure electric cars in Europe, excluding plug-in hybrids, may still be a great deal slower than the industry had earlier expected, but despite the sectorís comparative snailsí pace rate of growth, the electric car industry may draw some comfort from AIDís latest prediction that this yearís electric car market in Western Europe is now forecast to breach the 100,000 level for the very first time, thus setting a new all-time record


  | March sees highest-ever electric car sales total on record
 
| Tesla Model S photo finish in Europeís 2016 luxury sector car sales race

 

 


 

| Brazil car sales Jan-May 2017BRAZIL  
Brazilís limp car sales balloon ready to rise?

After a 2-year car sales slump, Brazilís car market is showing unmistakeable signs of trying to bounce back, according to latest Fenabrave numbers. But with the gathering signs of a gradual return to normality, the emerging competitive landscape has changed a great deal and now bears little or no resemblance to the cosy vehicle sales oligopoly operating happily in Brazil for decades. The giants of Brazilís car market, which have long enjoyed the fruits of their largely uncontested historical pole positions in this market, are now taking it on the chin


  | Maruti-Suzuki Ė display of massive Indian marketing muscle power
 
| Russian car sales spring in the air
 

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickCould Prius-type hybrids fill vacuum left by discredited diesels in Europe?

"By any stretch of the imagination, particularly in the fast moving automotive world, it is a rare development indeed that a flopped product or technology is offered a second lease of life. But just such a second lease of life, at least here in Europe, is now in prospect for cars featuring Toyota-pioneered petrol-electric hybrid technology
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Toyota eyes on Europeís slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven
  | Consequences of a falling diesel share Ė rising CO2 levels


 

| UK | COMMERCIAL VEHICLES    EXCLUSIVE   
UK Pick Up Sales new trendMore UK buyers gravitate towards butch Pick-ups

Fordís F-Series Pick-Up, a stereotypical manís motor in almost every sense, may be the single best-selling vehicle in the world - a view underlined by the realisation that in the five months to May this year a striking 352,000 were already snapped up by keen US buyers alone - but in Europe these butch Pick-Ups simply didnít sell. Until now, that is.


  | Mercedesí long running Sprinter popularity still revs both sales and profits
 
| Vans lead Europeís Januaryís commercial vehicle sales advance

 


 

| FRANCE | DIESELS
French diesel car sales trends May 2017
French car buyers switch back to petrol in droves, diesel share slips to near two-decade low

The severity of Franceís steep and sustained downturn in underlying diesel car demand was driven home once more in May when sales of diesel powered cars didn't just fall but plunge. Nearly halfway through the year, and at a time when the sales share of diesels took a headlong dive to a near two-decade low of just 47.7 per cent, the five months car sales share of petrol-fuelled cars soared to 47.5 per cent according to CCFA data 


  | Europeís slowing diesel pulse rate, April slightly better than feared
 
| Diesels: are German deserters switching to Toyota hybrids?

 


 

| EUROPE |   AID COMPILED DATA 
European pasenger car sales May 2017 UK down BREXITMay sees strong 7.1% car sales bounce in Western Europe

Buoyed primarily by a strongly rebounding economy, growing consumer confidence plus two additional working days in some of the regionís markets, West Europeís new car market this May grew 7.1 per cent to 1.3m units, according to provisional AID compiled figures. Last monthís sales bounce brings the regionís cumulative car sales tally to May to almost 6.4m units, thus beating sales during last yearís comparative 5-months period by a markedly stronger than earlier anticipated 4.3 per cent 


  | Western Europe's April disappoints with 8 per cent fall in car sales
 
| Europeís car sales on track for 10-year high as slowdown fails to materialise

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country May 2017 v May 2016
|  By country 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016
 
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2017 v May 2016
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016
| UNITED KINGDOM 
PICK-UP SALES
  |  By top selling models 5-Months 2017 v Full Year 2016
| BRAZIL 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2017 v May 2016
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016
| BRAZIL 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models May 2017 v May 2016
|  By top selling models 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016
| SPAIN 
MEDIUM VAN SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2017 v May 2016
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2017 v 5-Months 2016

 

| SOUTH KOREA
South Korea passenger car sales Q1 2017
Renewed fall in March points to cooler Korean car market

Hyundai-Kia, which has long enjoyed the benefits of a stranglehold presence in its tightly guarded South Korean domestic car market, may have lost some of its former tightly-held grip, but its more than 60 per cent home sales share of this yearís first quarter South Korean car market is likely seen with great envy by many of the worldís other leading carmakers 


  | Japan Ė Global car hybrid capital
 
| VW Korea ordered to recall 125,000 diesel fuelled Volkswagen and Audi models

 


 

| INDIA    
India passenger car sales Q1 2017Maruti-Suzuki Ė display of massive marketing muscle power

Whichever way Indiaís car market is looked at, this, by common consent is a market with huge future sales potential, but at the same time though, it is certainly not a market for the fain hearted. Thatís graphically illustrated by GMís unexpected sudden decision to stop selling its cars in India from the end of this year. AIDís investigation reveals that Maruti-Suzuki, already the unchallenged King on Indiaís roads, is continuing to flex its mighty marketing muscles to prevent lesser rivals from winning a larger slice of this promising market 


  | Russian car sales spring in the air
 
| Renault, with India-built KWID Crossover, set the cat among the pigeons

 


 

| EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Diesel car sales Western Europe April 2017Europeís slowing diesel pulse rate, April slightly better than feared

Kindling hopes of a break in the relentless downward trend in European diesel car sales, AID compiled figures show a slight slowing in Aprilís rate of decline, but AID observers believe that Aprilís slightly slower rate of underlying diesel demand deterioration may not last 


  | Diesels: are German deserters switching to Toyota hybrids?
 
| Anti-diesel campaign continues to take its toll

 


 

 

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