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 IN THE NEXT EDITION

 

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WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS
West European truck sales over 16t GVW AID Newsletter 2016Europe’s heavy truck market on fire

Europe's heavy truck market has grown considerably faster than forecast just 4-months ago. Despite an ominous slight slowing in the UK’s April growth rate, West Europe’s overall heavy truck sales performance this April and in the first four months of the year remained positively robust, pointing to the prospect of brighter skies on the horizon 

  | Europe’s heavy truck market simply fails to run out of puff  
 
| Europe’s heavy truck market is on the mend

 


 

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PREMIUM BRANDS | AID EXCLUSIVE    
China Premium car sales April 2016 AID Newsletter Mercedes BMWMercedes sets another new milestone, outsells BMW in China

Testament to Mercedes’ strapping good health and likely harbinger of what the future holds in store, this April Mercedes set yet another major milestone. Continuing to strengthen its position in this year’s sharp elbowed Chinese premium car market - until fairly recently the main engine of profitability for Europe’s aristocratic old guard - this April Mercedes nudged aside China’s long-standing number two prestige carmaker BMW by the narrowest of margins. 

  | Mercedes dethrones BMW in global prestige car sales arena  
 
| Gloves are off at Mercedes - 2015 car production

 


 

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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE   
Electric car sales Europe April 2016 AID NewsletterEurope’s April electric car charge drops to near zero

April electric car sales in Europe grow at slowest rate for 18-months, but imminent start of German E-Car subsidies offers glimmer of hope. AID’s exclusively compiled figures reveal that sales of electric cars - excluding PHEVs - in Western Europe in April rose 9.9 per cent to 7,300 units compared with 6,644 during the same month last year. 

  | Is Norway’s love-affair with the electric car over?  
 
| March electric car sales in Western Europe reach highest total for any month on record

 


 

IN THE CURRENT EDITION

 


 

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IN-DEPTH REPORT | FIAT  
Fiat in-depth report West European sales Is this the start of a Fiat comeback?

To the astonishment of some earlier sceptics, and contrary to earlier doom-laden projections, even a quick glance at latest West European car sales numbers reveals that of late Fiat has bounced back. Despite what appeared to be overwhelming odds, in its European backyard, today Fiat is enjoying the fruits of a comeback that in manner and speed was still thought unthinkable even a few years ago

  | Hyundai masterclass, don’t run before you can walk  
 
| Škoda’s first million - Spotlight on one of Europe’s biggest gainers

 


 

| JAPAN  
Mitsubishi Nissan May 2016Nissan to acquire 34% of troubled Mitsubishi Motors

Japan’s financially healthy Nissan, after first catching Renault’s tossed lifeline back in 1999, now hopes to do the same for its troubled Mitsubishi compatriot. Late last week Nissan said it will spend Yen237bn (€1.92bn) to buy 506.6 million newly issued shares in Mitsubishi Motors adding up to a controlling 34 per cent stake. When the deal is fully ratified later this month, Nissan is given licence to nominate both the chairman of Mitsubishi Motors and a third of its directors. 

  | Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV balloon suddenly takes to the sky  
 
| Mitsubishi, thanks to popularity of Outlander plug-in, already outsells Honda

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterIt’s like lunatics running the asylum

"The autoindustry’s governing bodies, charged with the responsibility to ensure that carmakers stick to the rules, ended up with egg on their faces. Worse still, they stand accused of sitting back happily twiddling their thumbs, while the carmakers effectively continued to regulate themselves. Meanwhile, the regulatory agencies - set up principally to act in the public interest, were cosying-up to the autoindustry for years. For ages, it seems, the lunatics were given licence to run the asylum
Peter Schmidt | Editor

 
| Editorial | Europe still bathed in wall to wall sunshine
  | Editorial | Is it thumbs up for Germany’s autoindustry lobby?

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE      
Diesel car sales Western Europe Q1 2016 includes dataSlow drift back to cheaper petrol cars

It begins slowly, as these things do. Thanks in large part to Volkswagen’s highly toxic diesel emission scandal, deeply damaging press coverage continuous to ooze out of Europe’s badly hit diesel car sales scene like a menacing black oil slick. And before you know it, an initially slow-turning tide away from badly tarred diesels threatens to evolve into a torrent of change. 

  | Volkswagen car brand takes dieselgate ill-effects on the chin  
 
| Can Europe’s diesel car market heal itself after the crisis?

 


 

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NORWAY | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE      
Norway PHEV PEV sales trends 2016 AID NewsletterIs Norway’s love-affair with the electric car over?

At a time when Norway’s previously bullish and expansionary electric car market veered off course after encountering sudden and previously unexpected turbulence, AID reports on possible reasons leading to this sudden squall of change. Is this the beginning of a big change in Norway’s closely watched car buying pattern? 

  | March electric car sales in W-Europe reach highest total for any month on record  
 
| PHEVs – Take off or transitory blip?

  


 

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W. EUROPE |  AID EXCLUSIVE     
West European April car sales provisional AID dataEurope’s April car market returns to pre-crisis level

West Europe’s new car market is still flourishing - at least by the harsh standards of its recent past – with AID’s exclusive provisional figures revealing yet another month of notably hotter than expected 8.3 per cent growth in April.  A clear endorsement of the market’s good health, this marks the 32nd successive gain in a row, while bringing this year’s cumulative car sales gain to April to 7.8 per cent. 

  | Europe’s car market got off to a fine start  
 
| Volkswagen, more pain and no gain

   


 

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W.EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE  
aUTOSTADT vOLKSWAGEN WOLFSBURGVW, more pain and no gain

West Europe’s new car market is still flourishing,  a least by the harsh standards of its recent past, with AID’s exclusive provisional figures revealing yet another month of notably hotter than expected 8.3 per cent growth in April. A clear endorsement of the market’s good health, this marks the 32nd successive gain in a row, bringing this year’s cumulative car sales gain to April to 7.8 per cent. But a happy story of still blooming new car sales contrasts with the sorry tale of Volkswagen’s altogether different fortunes

  | Volkswagen buffeted by stiffening headwinds in March  
 
| Is Volkswagen’s Teflon coating starting to wear thin?

  


 

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JAPAN  |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Japan Hybrid car sales Q1 2016 AID NewsletterJapan ploughs its own furrow, home-born hybrids already captured a quarter of home sales

AID compiled figures reveal that apart from Japan, where Prius-type hybrids are already responsible for one-in-four new car sales, in other major global car markets such as China, Europe and the US, these initially promising looking petrol-electric hybrid cars - a sector dominated by Toyota - have clearly failed to get much traction. 

  | VW Korea ordered to recall 125,000 diesel fuelled Volkswagen and Audi models  
 
| Toyota, with last year’s 10.1% operating margin, outshines all of Europe’s old guard

   


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
 

|  By country April 2016 v April 2015
|  By country 4-months 2016 v 4-months 2015

| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
 

|  By manufacturer April 2016 v April 2015
|  By manufacturer 4-months 2016 v 4-months 2015

| JAPAN  
CAR SALES  
 

|  By selected fuels (hybrid, diesel, electric, fuel cell, PHEV) Q1 2016

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Fiat logo 2016 AID NewsletterEUROPE 
IN-DEPTH REPORT | FIAT
|  In depth look into Fiat's West European sales

 


 

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