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AID Newsletter front page 1420

 ISSUE NL1420 | Published - 05 November 2014
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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

Norway Electric car sales 2014 by month to September Norway's Electric Car Scene - Is this as good as it gets?
Has Norway’s sizzling electric car market already plateaued?
  > W.Europe's hybrid car market - Big mountain to climb


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TRUCKS

Daimler truck ranger Freightliner Fuso 2014Daimler - ‘God bless America’
Mercedes Trucks, thanks to US, posts 29% jump in 9-months profits
  > Europe’s truck makers to pay price for Q4 2013 pre-buying


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NEW PRODUCT

Mini 5-door product test plus mini sales history western europe
Mini 5-door - Rebirth of British automotive icon
New larger Mini takes to the road, this time with four doors

  > NEW PRODUCT EVALUATION | New Twingo - Full of smart ideas


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WESTERN EUROPE / PHEV AID EXCLUSIVE

Mitsubishi European Outlander PHEV sales Graphic trendsEuropean PHEV lift-off
Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV balloon suddenly takes to the sky

  > September electric car market - Mere blip or lasting change in trends?


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Masterclass - BMW’s own answer to VW’s MQB strategy
"BMW already aims for a pre-tax margin range between 8 to 10 per cent. Chances are that in the years ahead this could be beaten by some margin thanks to its chosen FWD platform sharing strategy"
 
> EDITORIAL | German car buying trends in 2020 and beyond

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 WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT 2014  AID EXCLUSIVE

 

Q3 Car Sales Supplement
World Car Sales Supplement only available to full subscribers
AID Newsletter Q3 2014 World car sales supplement snapshot


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WESTERN EUROPE

Skoda badge Geneva motor show grillŠkoda rides to the rescue of VW’s fading car arm
VW now forecasting Group operating return on sales between 5.5% and 6.5% in 2014
  > Richer mix lifts Mercedes Q2 car profits more than a third


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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

European quarterly electric car sales historyWest European Electric Car Sales by marketSeptember EV market - Mere blip or lasting change in trends?
Renault and Nissan put fizz into September’s EV market
  > Wasn’t Europe supposed to be a dying market for diesel cars?


DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> ELECTRIC CAR Sales  AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By country September 2014 v September 2013
By country 9-months 2014 v 9-months 2013
By quarter Q1 2013 - Q3 2014

> WORLD CAR SALES STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT AID EXCLUSIVE 
 

WORLD New car sales by major market:
>  First 9-months 2014 v First 9-months 2013
>  plus history (includes BRIC markets)

 
WESTERN EUROPE Detailed new car sales analysis by manufacturer and market:
>  First 9-months 2014 v First 9-months 2013
>  plus history including quarterly changes for manufactures and markets



AID Newsletter front page 1419

 ISSUE NL1419 | Published - 07 October 2014
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WESTERN EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE

Tope selling hybrid cars Western EuropeHybrid bannerW.Europe's hybrid car market - Big mountain to climb
Starting gun fired but buyers not listening
  > Wasn’t Europe supposed to be a dying diesel market?


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CHINA

Mercedes GLA China smallBaby Benz for China’s future
Mercedes plans to boost production of A-Class family cars in China
  > No immediate end in sight to China’s ongoing prestige sector bonanza


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GERMANY

Berlin Germn traffic World Cup GolfGerman autumn offensive
Volkswagen fires big opening broadside in home car marketing war
  > French August car sales shrink to lowest level in decades


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NEW PRODUCT

Volkswagen Passat 2015MY product review New VW Passat - scaled up Golf VII
Last remaining big player in Europe’s long-fading Upper-Medium sector

 
> NEW PRODUCT | Renault’s all-new Twingo III, the rear-driven city car


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WESTERN EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE

West European hybrid car sales 1st half 2014Few signs of life seen in Europe’s hybrid car market
Toyota Lexus alone takes well over 80% of Europe’s hybrid car market
  > Electric car sales pace, far from growing, is slowing


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

A field day for the sceptics
"The question on the minds of some sceptics now is, as various commentator have put it most topically, “will $80 oil kill the electric car?”... Highly unlikely"
 
> EDITORIAL | Cabriolets on the way out, long live SUV-Crossovers

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WESTERN EUROPE

Nissan Toyota W. European sales trends 2014Nissan outsells Toyota in West Europe’s September car market
For 3rd time this year, Nissan overtakes Toyota as biggest Japanese car seller in W-Europe
  > Nissan about to topple Toyota in Europe?


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WESTERN EUROPE

Paris Bastille traffic 2014 OctoberWest European passenger car recovery back on steam
Healthy 5.7% rise in September car sales eases fears of slowing European car sales recovery
  > French August car sales shrink to lowest level in decades


DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> WESTERN EUROPE  HYBRID CAR Sales AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By country 1st Half 2014 v Full Year 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE  HYBRID CAR Sales AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By top selling model 1st Half 2014

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By country September 2014 v September 2013
By country 9-months 2014 v 9-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque September 2014 v September 2013
By manufacturer and marque 9-months 2014 v 9-months 2013

> GERMANY Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque September 2014 v September 2013
By manufacturer and marque 9-months 2014 v 9-months 2013



AID Newsletter front page 1418

 ISSUE NL1418 | Published - 02 October 2014
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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

August electric car sales Western EuropeElectric car sales pace, far from growing, is slowing
August electric car registrations in Western Europe, compared with previous month, slipped for 2nd month
  > July shows deceptive surge in Europe’s electric car sales


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FRANCE

French car sales historyFrench August car sales shrink to lowest level in decades
August new car sales mark lowest level for this particular month since AID records began
  > Less pain in Spain 


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

German car buying trends in 2020 and beyond
"substantial inroads form PHEVs, which by 2040, are predicted to account for 11 per cent of German sales"
 
> EDITORIAL | A friend in need - Renault-Bolloré

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WESTERN EUROPE / TRUCKS

Euro 6 Scania truck 2014Europe’s truck makers to pay price for Q4 2013 pre-buying
For Europe’s truck makers things will get worse before they get better
  > Mixed bag for Mercedes global truck sales


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PREMIUM  BRANDS

Porsche wheel and brake redAll about the right product - Porsche
Porsche, thanks to Macan, has changed up a gear
  > Mercedes remains fastest notable gainer on global premium car stage


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COMMENT

Rolls-Royce Paris 2014Paris - Keep champagne on ice
Paris Show euphoria premature as economic gloom thickens
  > All-new Volvo XC-90 faces harsh competition


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NEW PRODUCT

Renault Twingo new product test white New Twingo - Full of smart ideas
Renault’s all-new Twingo III, the rear-driven city-car

 
> Diesel piston technology for latest diesel engines moves full circle


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FRANCE

Renault Twingo wheel red detailRenault in its domestic backyard
Is this the beginning of Renault’s strong domestic comeback?
  > Renault Group, in photo finish, nudge aside Peugeot-Citroën in June’s W-European car market


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WESTERN EUROPE  AID EXCLUSIVE

Bentley bonnet badgeBentley diesel on the way?
Bentley tells AID Newsletter that it is currently evaluating the possibility of also offering a diesel option
  > More than half the Maseratis sold in Germany so far this year are diesels


DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> FRANCE Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque August 2014 v August 2013
By manufacturer and marque 8-months 2014 v 8-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC ELECTRIC CAR Sales  
 

By country August 2014 v August 2013
By country 8-months 2014 v 8-months 2013

> World Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque August 2014 v August 2013
By manufacturer and marque 8-months 2014 v 8-months 2013

> CHINA Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque August 2014 v August 2013
By manufacturer and marque 8-months 2014 v 8-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE / TRUCKS TRUCK Sales  
 

By country August 2014 v August 2013
By country 8-months 2014 v 8-months 2013



AID Newsletter front page 1417

ISSUE NL1417 | Published - 19 September 2014
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STOCK MARKET VIEW

BMW export USA China shipping portChina allows parallel imports - bodes ill for premium car prices
Rush to catch slow boat to China? - No more exclusive dealers
  > No immediate end in sight to China’s prestige bonanza


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RUSSIA

Lada and Ford badgeSlip, sliding away - Domestic Lada
Bruised and battered look to both Lada’s and Ford’s Russia business
  > World Cup fails to put kick into Brazil’s car showroom spending


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NEW PRODUCT

AdBlue fuel pump AdBlue blows fresh life into diesels
Opel-Vauxhall details its squeaky-clean 2-litre SCR diesel engine

 
> Diesel piston technology for latest diesel engines moves full circle


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GERMANY

Audi A3 E-Tron App iPhonePlug-in hybrids - Brief blip on German radar screens?
Flurry of home-born PHEVs tipped to raise market temperature
  > Europe’s car buying public still says no to electric cars


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SOUTH KOREA

Korea heavy trafficS-Korea provides Premium-Sector with BRIC market safety net
Importers win record market share in Korean market - June import share reached 15 per cent
  > No immediate end in sight to China’s prestige bonanza


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

A friend in need - Renault-Bolloré
"The music hasn’t exactly stopped. But instead of dancing the night away to fast tangos, it’s a slow waltz on an almost empty floor. Step in Bolloré"
 
> Cabriolets on the way out, long live SUV-Crossovers

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SOUTH KOREA

BMW badge Korean flagBMW now sells more cars in Korea than in Russia, says AID Newsletter
Munich-based carmaker sold more of its cars in Korea than it did in today’s fast-ebbing Russian car market
  > Catch me if you can – BMW is flexing its muscles


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RUSSIA

Nissan Juke Moscow Russia traffic August 2014Russia’s car market looking very sickly
New car sales in Russia have now fallen for 18 out of the past 19 months, and of late sales have not just dropped but plunged
  > Russia slips deeper into hibernation


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WESTERN EUROPE

Volkswagen car lift Wolfsburg GermanyVW steps up European car sales drive
AID reports on the most notable winners and losers in West Europe’s largely static August car market
  > Volkswagen No 1 in Europe, safety in numbers


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WESTERN EUROPE

Is Europe’s car sales recovery screeching to a halt?
August points to sudden slowing in Europe’s car sales recovery
  > W.Europe’s July car sales grow for 11th time in a row


DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By country August 2014 v August 2013
By country 8-months 2014 v 8-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque August 2014 v August 2013
By manufacturer and marque 8-months 2014 v 8-months 2013

> RUSSIA Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque August 2014 v August 2013
By manufacturer and marque 8-months 2014 v 8-months 2013

> SOUTH KOREA Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque June 2014 v June 2013
By manufacturer and marque 6-months 2014 v 6-months 2013



AID Newsletter front page 1416

ISSUE NL1416 | Published - 04 September 2014
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STOCK MARKET VIEW

Tesla logo Geneva motor show 2014Tesla’s SUV could outshine the Model S
Some see Tesla’s Model S as a 'one hit wonder'
  > Tesla patent move spurs speculation of BMW deal


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STOCK MARKET VIEW

Volvo XC90 2014MY SwedenSweden’s own MQB
All-new Volvo XC-90 faces harsh competition from Germans
  > Tesla investors shaken by S&P “junk” rating


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NEW PRODUCT

Nissan Qashqai 2014MY road and product evaluation
The ubiquitous Nissan Qashqai

Trendsetter has turned around Nissan’s flagging fortunes in Europe

 
> Late to Crossover party - Suzuki SX4 S-Cross


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PREMIUM  BRANDS

Mercedes S-Class 2014MY front and sideMercedes - Flying start into 2014
Mercedes remains fastest notable gainer on global premium car stage
  > Can’t beat them, join them - VW's US SUV plans


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USA

New York Jeep taxi September 2014Dynamism, after this year’s early jitters, returns to US Light-Vehicle market
America’s love-affair with Sports-Utilities returns to pre-crisis days
  > Can’t beat them, join them - VW's US SUV plans


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

With your back to the wall, what choice is there apart from attack
"Europe's motoring history, as Daimler’s luckless Smart venture illustrates, is littered with grand visions and product flops"
 
> China Crisis - Can there, ever, be too much of a good thing?

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WESTERN EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE

Nissan about to leapfrog Toyota in EuropeNissan about to topple Toyota?
Nissan may be about to dethrone Toyota as biggest Japanese seller of cars in Europe
  > China’s SUV-Crossover segment stays on the boil - Ford sector sales drive


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CHINA

BMW 3-Series China badge rear 2014No immediate end in sight to China’s ongoing prestige sector bonanza
Motive and opportunity to grab a forever growing chunk of China’s still sizzling prestige sector car market appear as clear as day
  > China’s SUV-Crossover segment stays on the boil - Ford sector sales drive


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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

Renault Zoe charging in Hamburg, Germany 2014West European Electric Car Sales by marketJuly shows deceptive surge in Europe’s electric car sales
This July VW’s e-Golf, streaked to top of Norway’s electric league 
 
> Every 2nd e-car sold in Norway in July came from VW


DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC ELECTRIC CAR Sales  
 

By country July 2014 v July 2013
By country 7-months 2014 v 7-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC ELECTRIC CAR Sales  
 

Top selling models market share 7-months 2014

> World Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque July 2014 v July 2013
By manufacturer and marque 7-months 2014 v 7-months 2013

> CHINA Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque July 2014 v July 2013
By manufacturer and marque 7-months 2014 v 7-months 2013

> USA LIGHT TRUCK SALES  
 

By manufacturer and sector 7-months 2014 v 7-months 2013



AID Newsletter front page 1415

ISSUE NL1415 | Published - 15 August 2014
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UNITED KINGDOM

JLR logos AID graphicCat’s new set of sharper teeth - Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover dethrones Porsche as most profitable prestige carmaker 
 
> China’s still booming luxury car market lifts JLR into orbit


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INDIA

Datsun Go Production ChinaTaste of Nano?
Not exactly a flying start from Nissan’s new Datsun GO 
 
> World Cup fails to put kick into Brazil’s car showroom spending


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INDIA

Tata Nano India colours India’s car motor spluttering back to life
Hard-pressed carmakers, after suffering double-digit dip in home sales last year, treated this year to a first nugget of good news 
 
> India’s Tata biggest domestic casualty of turmoil by far


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GERMANY / DIESELS AID EXCLUSIVE

Maserati grill fron GenevaMore than half the Maseratis sold in Germany so far this year are diesels
Gunning for the Porsche Panamera in Europe made it imperative for Maserati to also offer diesel 
 
> SUV craze big prop for diesels


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WESTERN EUROPE / DIESELS AID EXCLUSIVE

Diesel fuel pump AID Newsletter graphicDiesels still humming along nicely
Wasn’t Europe supposed to be a dying market for diesel cars?  
 
> Few of today’s German car buyers are yet tempted by hybrids


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

China Crisis - Can there, ever, be too much of a good thing?
"China, for all those capable of participating in its prestige sector car bonanza with notable sales numbers has clearly ranked as a licence to print money. This has not escaped the attention of China’s antitrust officers, who decided that China’s prestige sector oligopoly merits closer scrutiny."
 
> China’s flying automotive dragon shows precious few signs of losing altitude

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NEW PRODUCT

Daimler Mercedes-Benz steel pistons diesel engineHeart of steel
Diesel piston technology for latest diesel engines moves full circle
 
> Opel/Vauxhall rolls out brand-new Euro 6 diesel


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WESTERN EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE

VW flags 2013Volkswagen No 1 in Europe, safety in numbers
AID’s exclusive survey of notable winners and losers in July’s bloody West European car sales wars  
 
> First hurrah for Opel’s determined comeback?


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WESTERN EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE

VW production work Zwickau GermanyWest Europe’s July new car sales grow for 11th time in a row
New car sales in July were 5 per cent higher than a year ago and have now risen for eleven successive months, AID compiled figures reveal  
 
> Europe sees 10th good car sales gain in a row – June up 3.8%


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GERMANY

BMW profits Q2 running manCatch me if you can – BMW is flexing its muscles
Great strength, healthy ongoing growth and stellar premium-sector leading 11.7% 2nd quarter margin 
 
> STOCK MARKET VIEW | BMW expected to continue hot profit streak


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NORWAY / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

VW e-Golf plug-in PEVEvery second electric car sold in Norway this July came from VW
Volkswagen’s newly landed e-Golf was Norway’s top-selling electric car in July
 
> Most BMW i3s in Germany equipped with range-extender


  DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> WESTERN EUROPE DIESEL CAR Sales  
 

By country 6-months 2014 v 6-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By country July 2014 v July 2013
By country 7-months 2014 v 7-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque July 2014 v July 2013
By manufacturer and marque 7-months 2014 v 7-months 2013


AID Newsletter front page 1414

ISSUE NL1414 | Published - 31 July 2014
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GERMANY / TRUCKS

Daimler truckl Woerth Germany World cupMixed bag for Mercedes global 
truck sales

Mercedes sees 45% jump in truck profits to €796m in first half
 
> Mercedes starts new year with a bang


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GERMANY

Mercedes Daimler Q2 profits S-Class coupeRicher mix lifts Mercedes Q2 car profits more than a third to €1.4bn
Mercedes-Benz Cars hasn’t missed a beat since the beginning of this year
 
> Mercedes starts new year with a bang


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SPAIN

Spanish flag 2014 car marketLess pain in Spain
Strong recovery but car sales still remain miles off pre-crisis levels
 
> ITALY - Bounce back from the bottom


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  WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT 2014

 

Q2 Car Sales Supplement
World Car Sales Supplement only available to full subscribers
West European Car Sales First Half Sales Trends


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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

West European Electric Car Sales by marketBMW i3 iPhone app range anxietyRange anxiety still rules 
Most BMW i3s in Germany now equipped with range-extender engine
 
> Snail’s pace - BMW i3 sales


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Team effort - VW fails to keep up with the rest of the class
"
Like a gifted student, who clearly made too little progress under the improved global business climate seen of late and in consequence has failed to keep up with the rest of a markedly harder working class. This is the harsh verdict on the VW brand’s 2nd quarter profitability."
 
> EDITORIAL | Cabriolets on the way out, long live SUV-Crossovers

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NEW PRODUCT

Vantastique Renault Trafic Denmark 2014 2015MYVantastique – Renault’s new Trafic van 
Renault hopes to steal market share in Europe’s recovering van market
 
> Renault Group, in photo finish, nudge aside Peugeot-Citroën


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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

West European Electric Car Sales by marketRenault Zoe HH 2014Europe’s car buying public still says no to electric cars 
Anticipated big splash from sector newcomers fails to materialise
 
> Isolated signs of life spotted in Europe’s frail hybrid car market


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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

West European Electric Car Sales by marketNissan Leaf charging Geneva plug-inLeaf remains Europe’s top selling electric car 
Tesla’s Model S, one of the fastest climbers already snapping away
 
> Europe’s May electric car market still without hoped for traction


  DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> WESTERN EUROPE ELECTRIC CAR Sales  
 

By country June 2014 v June 2013
By country 6-months 2014 v 6-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE ELECTRIC CAR Sales  
 

By selected top selling models by country 6-months 2014 v 6-months 2013

> SPAIN Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque June 2014 v June 2013
By manufacturer and marque 6-months 2014 v 6-months 2013

>    WORLD CAR SALES STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT  
 

World: New car sales by major market:
>  1st half 2014 v 1st half 2013
>  plus history (includes BRIC markets)

 
W. Europe: Detailed new car sales analysis by manufacturer and market:
>  1st half 2014 v 1st half 2013
>  plus history including quarterly changes for manufactures and markets


AID Newsletter front page 1413

ISSUE NL1413 | Published - 18 July 2014
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PREMIUM  BRANDS

Frankfurt Motor Show Jaguar Land Rover standJaguar finally up to scratch 
China’s still booming luxury car market lifts Jaguar Land Rover into record orbit
 
> Jaguar Land Rover finally hits high notes


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RUSSIA

Moscow traffic 2014 rain rush hourRussia slips deeper into hibernation 
Car market lurched into reverse and it’s getting worse
 
> World Cup fails to put kick into Brazil’s car showroom spending


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PREMIUM  BRANDS

Porsche Macan badge production smallSoon half the Porsches sold will be SUV-Crossovers 
Next year at the latest, half the cars sold by Porsche will be SUV-Crossovers
 
> Porsche outsells Jaguar more than 2:1 globally


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Cabriolets on the way out, long live SUV-Crossovers
"
Today, even a casual look at recent hard numbers adds credence to the view that in Europe, open-top motoring has slipped out of fashion, suggesting that the continent's comparatively brief love-affair with vehicles of this type has hit a bumpy patch"
 
> EDITORIAL | Autonomous driving – held back by legal constraints rather than lack of technological know-how

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GERMANY

VW Eos Cabriolet roof openAre we witness to the slow death of the cabriolet? 
Germany’s SUV-Crossover demand, regardless of financial crisis, continues to climb to higher and higher levels
 
> Crossover sales feast - records just keep tumbling


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PREMIUM  BRANDS

Mercedes A-Class 2014MY white rearFirst stutter to Mercedes’ comeback? 
New A-Class family may not be the winner Mercedes hoped for
 
> Mercedes’ bid for glory


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USA

VW SUC-Crossover prototype ChattnoogaCan’t beat them, join them - VW's US SUV plans 
Volkswagen to build SUV-Crossover at US Chattanooga plant from 2016
 
> BMW’s mushrooming X model range takes 27.9% of 2013 BMW car sales


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WESTERN EUROPE / TRUCKS

Mercedes trucks Western EuropeTrucks take another wrong turn in May, but it’s not what its seems 
Not so much a sign of a stalling truck sales recovery, but a reflection of last year’s extensive pre-buying of Euro 5 trucks
 
> Recovering European truck market took wrong turn


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WESTERN EUROPE

Opel logo graphic AID Newsletter smallFirst hurrah for Opel’s determined comeback? 
Whichever way latest West European car sales figures are analysed, GM’s long-battered Opel/Vauxhall offshoot now resembles a brand that is slowly on the mend
 
> Opel-Vauxhall sales show signs of turning the corner


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WESTERN EUROPE

Renault model range 2014 smallRenault Group, in photo finish, nudge aside Peugeot-Citroën in June’s W-European car market 
AID’s provisional figures reveal a 20 per cent surge from the Renault brand, accompanied for good measure by yet another advance from its no-frills Dacia brand
 
> Hard slog underway to reach West Europe’s pre-crisis car sales levels


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WESTERN EUROPE

Bridge Lisbon Portugal 2014Europe sees 10th good car sales gain in a row – June up 3.8%
Halfway through the current year sales have already topped year ago levels by 5.4 per cent
 
> May shows car sales resuming their slow but steady upward trajectory


  DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By country June 2014 v June 2013
By country 6-months 2014 v 6-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque June 2014 v June 2013
By manufacturer and marque 6-months 2014 v 6-months 2013

> GERMANY CABRIOLET HISTORICAL SECTOR SHARE  
 

Cabriolet sector historical market share 

> RUSSIA Car Sales  
 

By top selling models 6-months 2014 v 6-months 2013

> RUSSIA Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque June 2014 v June 2013
By manufacturer and marque 6-months 2014 v 6-months 2013

> World Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque June 2014 v June 2013
By manufacturer and marque 6-months 2014 v 6-months 2013

> CHINA Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque June 2014 v June 2013
By manufacturer and marque 6-months 2014 v 6-months 2013

> USA Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque June 2014 v June 2013
By manufacturer and marque 6-months 2014 v 6-months 2013



AID Newsletter Memebers front page 1412

ISSUE NL1412 | Published - 04 July 2014
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WESTERN EUROPE / DIESELS

Diesel still rules
Diesel fuel pump AudiFew of today’s German car buyers are yet tempted by hybrids
 
> Diesel car market, far from wilting, still looks like a garden in bloom


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STOCK MARKET VIEW

Ambitious Maserati sales goals
Maserati front grill redFiat future looks uncertain, but Maserati is in high gear
 
> STOCK MARKET VIEW | BMW expected to continue hot profit streak


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SWEDEN

Green cars on the rise in Sweden
Sweden flag Volvo houseGreen theme takes root in Sweden’s car market, but not at any price
 
> NORWAY - Tax-free motoring beats range-anxiety


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SWEDEN

Volvo failed to capitalise from Saab collapse
Volvo logo Geneva Motor ShowSaab’s dive didn't benefit Volvo, the last remaining car maker based in Sweden
 
> Jaguar Land Rover profits surge - Tata run aground


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Mercedes back in the race
"
After years out in the wilderness, overshadowed and outwitted by BMW and Audi, Mercedes is back in the good books of many autoindustry analysts"
 
> EDITORIAL | Scania would benefit greatly from VW’s tested Midas touch

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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC

West European Electric Car Sales by marketEurope’s May electric car market still without hoped for traction 
VW plug-in Golf Geneva 2014Another good month for electric car sales gains, but impressive gains don’t tell whole story
 
> Battle mounts for Euro EV crown


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BRAZIL

End of hand-me-down model era for Brazil’s long-overcharged car buyers 
VW up debuts in Brazil and manufactured thereFinally Brazil’s long-overcharged new car buyers may be about to get genuine new models and better deals from their domestic carmakers
 
> Brazil - End of la dolce vita


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BRAZIL

World Cup fails to put kick into Brazil’s car showroom spending 
Hyundai traffic Brazil 2014Brazil’s football fans may still be dancing to the samba, but the country’s car market remains gripped by a deepening winter chill
 
> Brazil’s car demand beaten back by slowing economy


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NEW PRODUCT

Toyoya Aygo - Not exactly up, up and awayToyota Aygo European test debut
Toyota’s new Aygo faces stiffening headwinds from all directions
 
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New product | Late to Crossover party - Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC

West European Electric Car Sales by marketIsolated signs of life spotted in Europe’s still frail-looking hybrid car market 
PHEV Mitsubishi Outlander detail smallInteresting developments have been spotted in Europe’s still tiny hybrid car segment, and the plug-in segment in particular
 
> Hard slog on both sides of the Atlantic for EVs


  DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> WESTERN EUROPE ELECTRIC CAR Sales  
 

By country May 2014 v May 2013
By country 5-months 2014 v 5-months 2013

> BRAZIL Car Sales  
 

By top selling models May 2014 v May 2013
By top selling models 5-months 2014 v 5-months 2013

> BRAZIL Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque May 2014 v May 2013
By manufacturer and marque 5-months 2014 v 5-months 2013

> SWEDEN Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque May 2014 v May 2013
By manufacturer and marque 5-months 2014 v 5-months 2013



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ISSUE NL1411 | Published - 18 June 2014
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USA

US autocrisis appears to be over - 11.3% sales jump 
Los Angeles traffic heavyUS autoindustry fear gauge drops to pre-crisis low - Rekindled SUV love-affair
 
> BMW’s mushrooming X model range takes 27.9% of 2013 BMW car sales


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STOCK MARKET VIEW

Sharing know-how can pay dividends
Tesla logo Geneva motorshow 2014Tesla patent move spurs speculation of possible BMW deal 
 
> Tesla investors shaken by S&P “junk” rating


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

A likely Le Mans win of sorts
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Volkswagen Group, eyes focused on selling 10m plus vehicles by 2018, when judged from the fast and steady laps seen of late, now looks well placed to take the top slot on the podium by the end of this year’s particular endurance race"
 
> EDITORIAL | Scania would benefit greatly from VW’s tested Midas touch

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UNITED KINGDOM

Crossover sales feast - records just keep tumbling
SUV Crossover car collection 2014Fastest growing UK car segment - UK’s status-driven followers of fashion 
 
> 4WD cars now account for almost one-in-three new car sales in Norway


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WORLD

VW likely to hit 2018 goal 4 years early
Volkswagen Group brand marques 2013Global vehicle deliveries of the Volkswagen Group, excluding its Scania and MAN trucks, during the five months to May this year breached the 4m level for the first timer 
 
> Audi takes pause for breath


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UNITED KINGDOM

Jaguar Land Rover profits surge - Tata ran aground
Jaguar logo catJaguar Land Rover’s rebound still in full swing, excellent 1st quarter 
 
> UK’s unwavering solo move to pre-crisis annual car sales levels


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WESTERN EUROPE

Europe’s car sales locomotive
UK sees record 27 months of unbroken car sales expansion 
 
> Britain’s car sales boom, can it last?


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WESTERN EUROPE

Two-pronged Renault-Dacia assault
Renault badge Trafic sky cloudsFrench carmaker Renault, with a near 18 per cent car sales surge in May 
 
> Renault-Group and Peugeot make flying-start into West Europe’s 2014 car sales year

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WESTERN EUROPE

May shows car sales resuming upward trajectory
Milbrook hill circuit Mercedes A-ClassNinth straight month of unbroken car recovery growth, according to provisional AID data 
 
> Hard slog underway to reach West Europe’s pre-crisis car sales levels

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NEW PRODUCT

Suzuki SX4 Cross test car
Late to Crossover party - Suzuki SX4 S-Cross
Suzuki’s new SX4 S-Cross joins UK’s crowded SUV-Crossover scene 

 
> Nissan’s reworked new Qashqai – builds on successful qualities

  DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By country May 2014 v May 2013
By country 5-months 2014 v 5-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque May 2014 v May 2013
By manufacturer and marque 5-months 2014 v 5-months 2013

> UNITED KINGDOM SUV-CROSSOVER HISTORICAL SECTOR SHARE  
 

SUV-Crossover sector historical market share 

> USA LIGHT TRUCK SALES BY SECTOR     
 

By manufacturer and marque 5-months 2014 v 5-months 2013

> USA LIGHT-VEHICLE SALES     
 

By manufacturer and marque May 2014 v May 2013
By manufacturer and marque 5-months 2014 v 5-months 2013




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