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World car sales supplement Q1 2017 AID NewsletterSpringtime cheer from latest European car sales figures

Figures released this week by AID show that West Europe’s new car market, unlike the cooling car markets of the US and even China, has lost little or no steam during the opening three months of this year. In consequence, West Europe’s car market still stands out as the main driver of this year’s global car sales growth


  | Europe’s car sales on track for 10-year high as slowdown fails to materialise
 
| China, US and W-Europe live up to autoindustry’s ‘pillars of strength’ reputation

 


 

| DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY    
VW user ID future connected digital Car NetSmartphone technology plays key role in VW future

VW –  Vorsprung durch Digital –  Digital Car-Net ecosystem – User-ID – always on – own profile in multitude of vehicles –  personalisation from standardisation


  | Vorsprung durch Technik – Audi’s ‘Smart Factory
 
| VW unveils MOIA - landmark car-hailing UBER fighter - as Group’s 13th brand

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickKeeping up appearances - Premium Profits

"Profitability wars. Just last week Daimler was compelled to issue an ad hoc investor relations release sparked by higher than expected Q1 profits. But only yesterday - hot on its heels – BMW followed suit with its own release sparked also by Q1 pre-tax profits beating earlier market expectations. Making it three-out-three, previously tarred and feathered Volkswagen joined in the fun this Tuesday saying its Q1 operating profits also topped market expectations
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Mercedes Cars, great strength, few problems
  | Audi hurt by toxic waves of Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal


 

| PREMIUM BRANDS    
Mercedes 2018MY S-Class Dieter ZetscheMercedes Cars, great strength, few problems

Mercedes, Daimler’s luxury car arm, which first edged ahead again of arch-rival BMW during the course of last year, thus retaking the global luxury car sales crown, has continued to consolidate its coveted lead during the opening three months of this year. Mercedes’ lead over second positioned BMW at this year’s first quarter mark widened to nearly 60,000 sold cars after still running almost neck and neck during the same period last year


  | Audi hurt by toxic waves of Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal
 
| Mercedes sets sights on global prestige sector crown and wins 4-years early

 


 

| HYBRIDS    
West European Hybrid sales Q1 2017Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven

Keen to cash in with its more future-proof hybrids while Europe’s diesel image is slipping deeper into the dumps, Toyota has put some extra muscle behind its European hybrid sales drive. Toyota, after regaining the coveted title of biggest seller of Japanese cars in the region, currently stands out as one of Europe’s biggest gainers, thanks in no small measure to the less vulnerable qualities of its petrol-electric hybrids


  | Hybrid sales share in Western Europe and US reach near identical 2%
 
| EDITORIAL | Diesels: are German deserters switching to Toyota hybrids?

 


 

| EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE    
European car sales Q1 2017Europe’s car sales on track for 10-year high as slowdown fails to materialise

March was a firecracker month for West Europe’s new car sales: a bumper 1.8m cars were sold, 10.2 per cent more than during the same month last year, according to AID’s provisional sales estimates. However, that’s about as good as it gets, chiefly because March was buoyed by special factors such as two extra working days in a number of European markets. AID forecasts 2017 West European registrations to top 14m for the first time since 2017


  | SUV-Crossovers forecast to dethrone Golf-class in Europe this year
 
| New car sales in W. Europe return to highest annual sales level since pre-crisis 2007

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country March 2017 v March 2016
|  By country 3-Months 2017 v 3-Months 2016
 
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer March 2017 v March 2016
|  By manufacturer  3-Months 2017 v 3-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country February 2017 v February 2016
|  By country 3-Months 2017 v 3-Months 2016
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer March 2017 v March 2016
|  By manufacturer 3-months 2017 v 3-months 2016

|  By major market March 2017 v March 2016
|  By major market 3-months 2017 v 3-months 2016

| SWITZERLAND 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer March 2017 v March 2016
|  By manufacturer 3-Months 2017 v 3-Months 2016
| SWITZERLAND 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling model 3-Months 2017

 

| EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
West European diesel registrations 2017 Jan-FebAnti-diesel campaign continues to take its toll

So far so good, diesel desertions among Europe’s new car buyers remain little worse than a steady trickle, but the question now foremost on the minds of leading diesel industry members is if and when today’s rate of desertion will change from a trickle into a flood


  | Europe’s diesel car market is continuing to crumble
 
| Diesels at the Crossroads 49.5% 2016 West European diesel share

 


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
February BEV Electric car registrations 2017Europe's February BEV electric car market builds on positive start to the year

Already two months through the current year and a notable build-up of steam in Germany, and in particular across some of West Europe’s smaller markets, February’s somewhat hotter than expected one-third jump in electric car (BEV) registrations gives rise to the cautious but nevertheless promising view that West Europe’s BEV market still tells an upbeat tale


  | Europe’s 2017 electric car BEV market off to good start
 
| Last year’s European BEV electric car share remained stuck at an unchanged 0.68%

 


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Tesla European Sales 2016 AID
Tesla Model S photo finish in Europe’s 2016 luxury sector car sales race

Last year’s European sales race in the status-rich market for the large saloons favoured by senior bankers and bureaucrats ended with a classic photo-finish between the Mercedes’ S-Class - the traditional sector leader - BMW’s 7-Series and Tesla’s Model-S.


  | Europe’s 2017 electric car BEV market off to good start
 
| Zoe was last year’s top-selling BEV in Western Europe

 


 

| BRIC | RUSSIA    
Russian car sales spring in the air

Widely tipped to become one of Europe’s biggest car markets, and after terrifying autoindustry members by its reluctance to escape the lingering car sales slump that had gripped the country for the past four years, Russia’s long endured economic winter chill may be about to give way to warmer spring sunshine. Those with a high locally manufactured content, chiefly Lada, but also to an extent Hyundai-Kia and Volkswagen, were the most notable sales gainers during this year’s opening two months. Toyota and Nissan, so far this year, were two of the biggest losers. The same goes for Germany’s prestige car brands


  | Today’s Russian car sales are running at just half the levels seen in 2013
 
| Lingering gloom as Brazil’s car sales continue to plummet

 


 

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