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USA
LA traffic Matthias photo AID NewsletterNever in US history have Light-Trucks captured a higher share of US Light-Vehicle sales

This year’s US Light-Vehicle market, to an extent, reflects the changes now rippling through many of the world’s car markets. The common thread, largely a function of today’s cheap-fuel era and at a time when notably fewer would-be new car buyers it seems are putting a car's green credentials high up their priority list, are that growing numbers are now flocking into SUV-Crossovers in droves. In the US, Europe and China, for instance, the sheer scale of the change is dizzying.


  | It’s the big SUV comeback
 
| Hottest ever US Light-Vehicle sales zoom to 17.5m record

 


 

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EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Europe’s car buyers continuing to desert diesel cars


This June, continuing a trend that first gathered momentum during the closing months of last year after the bombshell news of Volkswagen’s dieselgate scandal, West Europe’s diesel car sale share slipped below the 50 per cent mark, raising industry fears that today’s trickle of desertions could soon turn into a torrent


  | In Europe diesels continue to lose ground, but nothing drastic
 
| Slow drift back to cheaper petrol cars

 



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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
West European passenger car sales July 2016 AID NewsletterEurope’s July electric car sales stumble for 3rd month running


West Europe’s electric car registrations (BEV) – excluding plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) - tumbled further in July, with registrations dropping by nearly a quarter from year-ago, marking this year’s steepest percentage decline and the third successive drop in a row, exclusive AID figures reveal


  | Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive
 
| Far from picking up speed, in Europe electric car demand has lurched into reverse

 



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TURKEY |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Turkey’s belated car sales spring likely nipped in the bud by failed coup frost


This year’s opening first half, prior to the only very recently encountered political mayhem, chiefly the failed military coup, Turkey’s passenger car market was destined to edge up another notch after posting an all-time sales record last year. While in recent years Turkey has cunningly managed to sidestep the very worst of the economic fallout that dogged much of Western Europe, of late it has almost certainly created its own poison pill


  | Renault, with India-built KWID Crossover, set the cat among the pigeons
 
| Crystal ball gazers looking at Indonesia’s future car market like what they see

 



| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterUber and Volvo self-driving taxi joint-venture

"If there is one trend that most prognosticators agree on, urbanisation the world over is in full swing. Today, more than half of the world’s population already lives and works in cities. Say in a couple of decades from now, that proportion is likely to rise to two thirds. By contrast the rural population will continue to shrink. Around the world, city planners are hounding the private car, effectively encouraging car-less cities. That’s urban planning for people, not vehicles. As is already the case today, public transport systems will convey city dwellers within city limits. Accordingly, the significance of taxis will, due in part to a growing elderly population, continue to grow in line with urbanisation
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Badge culture, what’s safety got to do with it?
  | New Volvo XC-90 faces harsh competition from Germans, Range Rover

 


 

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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Tesla 7-Months registrations Europe 2016 vs. 2016Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


Tesla’s bigwigs across the pond, after removing their rose-tinted spectacles may be about to realise to their horror how much greyer this year’s electric European skies look. Seven months through the year, West Europe’s Tesla registrations already trail last year’s comparative levels by almost a quarter. But according to AID’s exclusive figures, it was a more than halving in Tesla’s July registrations in Western Europe that finally drove home the message that in Europe Tesla’s cars appear to have lost much of their earlier attraction as the year progressed. AID investigates


  | Renault’s ZOE, thanks to home advantage, remains W.Europe’s leading electric car
 
| Tesla’s Model S outsold Mercedes S-Class in Europe last year

 



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EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE           
Volkswagen office Wolfsburg August 2016 AID Newsletter 1615Volkswagen agony runs into July


To say that the Volkswagen car brand is still taking a hammering in its European backyard is perhaps understating the extent of the agony.  As if it didn't already have enough on its plate, AID’s exclusive July figures reveal that the deeply damaging fallout from the dieselgate scandal is continuing to play havoc with Volkswagen’s sales at home and in its domestic European backyard. 


  | July sees deceptive 2.2% drop in Europe’s new car sales
 
| Volkswagen, more pain and no gain

 



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EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE           
Europe car sales July 2016 small AID NewsletterJuly sees deceptive 2.2% drop in Europe’s new car sales


First doubts were cast on the strength of West Europe’s car sales recovery in the second half of the year, as AID compiled figures reveal the first fall in sales after nearly three years of unbroken recovery car sales growth. Despite July’s sales dip, after seven months the cumulative car sales total already reached 8.6m, up 7 per cent over last year’s comparative total. 


  | Renault Dacia edges ahead of Peugeot-Citroën in June’s European car sales race
 
| Volkswagen, more pain and no gain

 



 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| TURKEY 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer June 2016 v June 2015
|  By manufacturer 6-months 2016 v 6-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By country Jun 2016 v June 2015
|  By country 6-months 2016 v 6-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country July 2016 v July 2015
|  By country 7-months 2016 v 7-months 2015

 

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