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EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE 
West European Diesel car sales trends April 2017Europe’s 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 April’s rate of decline, but AID observers believe that April’s 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

 


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | COMMERCIAL VEHICLES   
CV van sales Q1 2017 West EUropeMercedes’ long running Sprinter popularity still revs both sales and profits

It is a rare development that a run-out product, already on the scene since 2006, is still producing record sales. But exactly that is what happened during the opening three months of this year with Mercedes’ long-serving Sprinter van range. Drawing attention to both the longevity and popularity of Mercedes long serving Sprinter range, “it is primarily due to our [Sprinter] van icon that Mercedes-Benz Vans has posted its most successful first quarter of all time – in terms of unit sales, revenue and EBIT”, said Mercedes. 


  | Vans lead Europe’s January’s commercial vehicle sales advance
 
| Europe’s heavy truck market finally returns to near pre-crisis level

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickHigh price to pay to attract green vote

"It hardly comes as a surprise that Toyota’s hybrids are suddenly getting a second look from European motorists. That’s chiefly because hybrids were always seen as a means to save fuel. But unlike North America, here in Europe that role was already perfectly played by diesels, which, compared to most petrol powered cars offer real-world fuel economy savings of up to 30 per cent
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Toyota sales grow nearly four-times faster than overall market
  | Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven


 

| EUROPE | NEW CAR SALES  
West European car sales April StopApril disappoints with 8 per cent fall in car sales

April’s new car sales in Western Europe fell 8 per cent, suggesting on first sight that the market has finally lost the enduring display of fizz seen in the region’s rebounding new car market for most of the past 44 months. But April’s outwardly disappointing turnout, with sales falling well short of last year’s same month levels in all but three of the 18 markets monitored by AID’s market observers, doesn’t necessarily mean that the region’s robust sales rebound has finally come to a screeching halt. The reasons why this positive trend was broken last month are all too easily spotted


  | Europe’s car sales on track for 10-year high as slowdown fails to materialise
 
| Europe’s diesel car market is continuing to crumble

 


 

| EUROPE | NEW CAR SALES  
Toyota car sales share western europeToyota sales grow nearly four-times faster than overall market

As ever, in a year heading for likely best new car sales since pre-crisis 2007, there are winners and losers. Overall, one third through the current year, Suzuki stands out as a major gainer. Its four months sales are already up by a quarter, making it one of the market’s notable biggest gainers. Suzuki’s sales at this year’s one-third stage have risen by a quarter, thanks in no small measure to the initial sales boost following the market debut of its lighter all new Swift range. A great deal more significant, thereby making a bigger overall splash, Toyota continued to outpace this year’s market by a fair stretch, thanks in no small measure to its hybrid-push drive


  | Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven
 
| Hybrid sales share in Western Europe and US reach near identical 2%

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country April 2017 v April 2016
|  By country 4-Months 2017 v 4-Months 2016
 
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer April 2017 v April 2016
|  By manufacturer 4-Months 2017 v 4-Months 2016
| USA 
PASSENGER CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer April 2017 v April 2016
|  By manufacturer 4-Months 2017 v 4-Months 2016

 

| POLAND | NEW CAR SALES  
Poland car sales 2017 SkodaPoland’s car market off to a flying start

The annual market for new cars in Poland stands out as the biggest in Eastern Europe. Moreover, three months through the current year, Poland has also emerged as one of Europe’s fastest growing car markets. A sign of the times, Poland’s new car sales during this year’s first quarter rose by a strong 20.3 per cent to 125,932 units, following an equally lively 26 per cent jump this March


  | Russian car sales spring in the air
 
| Turkey’s belated car sales spring likely nipped in the bud by failed coup frost

 


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |   AID DATA     
Q1 West European BEV sales BMW i3March sees highest-ever electric car sales total on record

Signs that West Europe’s electric car market is now in better health than for some time are contained in AID’s latest round-up of the region’s electric car sales.  Never before in Europe’s comparatively short electric car history have so many pure electric cars (BEVs) been registered as this March.


  | Toyota eyes on Europe’s slipping diesel car market, hybrids pushed as safe haven
 
| Europe's February BEV electric car market builds on positive start to the year

 


 

| WORLD    
AID world car sales supplement report Q1 2017Springtime 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

 


 

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