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AID NEWSLETTER 1621 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1621 | Published - 18 November 2016
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| GERMANY 
Silicon Germany BMW Daimler VWSilicon Germany | Handelsblatt Auto-Gipfel 2016

Electric car industry is ‘no hype’ – Diesels remain key to achieving CO2 targets – Not scared by Silicon Valley but respectful – 500km- 600km range targets by 2020 – 15-25 per cent EV sales mix by 2025


  | Has the US car sales bubble finally popped?
 
| Electric car market, stuck in neutral for four months, back into gear in September


 

| EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE  
West European Diesel passenger car sales trends and mix AID NewsletterEurope’s diesel car market just keeps deteriorating

Figures compiled by AID show that this year’s global prestige sector car market, a highly profitable sector that Mercedes, BMW and Audi have almost made their own, remains on course for yet another all-time global sales record.


  | Progressively widening cracks in Europe’s former diesel car bastion
 
| Europe’s diesel demand crisis deepening


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterGoals, to be meaningful, must be achievable

"The way things stand today, CAFE, the benchmark for current and future vehicle fuel-economy in the US, may be relaxed. That’s chiefly because they are seen by some as too challenging for America’s autoindustry. Now, while driving some environmentalists to despair, that’s not as far-fetched as some might believe. On this issue, Trump has a point
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Has the US car sales bubble finally popped?
  | Never in US history have Light-Trucks captured a higher share of sales


 

| PREMIUM BRANDS | AID EXCLUSIVE 
World Premium car sales January-Otober 2016 plus history AID NewsletterFor Mercedes, BMW and Audi, this Christmas will be merrier than ever

Figures compiled by AID show that this year’s global prestige sector car market, a highly profitable sector that Mercedes, BMW and Audi have almost made their own, remains on course for yet another all-time global sales record.


  | Mercedes’ car profits take big hit as exceptionals take toll
 
| Europe fastest growing luxury car sales scene


 

| GERMANY 
Germany’s October car sales down 5.6%, two fewer selling days

Germany’s October car market, dragged down by two fewer working days, ended with a 5.6 per cent shortfall in sales. Adjusted for the same number of working days October sales were up around four per cent. Despite October’s setback, sales during the ten months to October this year remain 4.9 per cent up on the same time last year, thus keeping the market on course for the earlier projected 3.3m sales in the current year.


  | France still motoring along nicely, but not in previously familiar manner
 
| Turkey’s belated car sales spring likely nipped in the bud by failed coup frost


 

| EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE
West European Ocotber car sales AID NewsletterEurope’s car sales fell 1% in October, weighed down by one fewer selling day

October’s new car sales in Western Europe fell by just 1 per cent, according to AID’s provisional sales numbers. However, October’s slight dip in sales is mainly the result of a temporary market distortion, essentially caused by one fewer working day in many of the region’s markets.


  | Progressively widening cracks in Europe’s former diesel car bastion
 
| Europe almost back to pre-crisis car sales


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer October 2016 v October 2015
|  By manufacturer 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015

|  By Major Market October 2016 v October 2015
|  By Major Market 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015

| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country October 2016 v October 2015
|  By country 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer October 2016 v October 2015
|  By manufacturer 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country October 2016 v October 2015
|  By country 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| GERMANY 
VAN-BASED CAR SALES
  |  By model October 2016 v October 2015
|  By model 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015

 



 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1620 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1620 | Published - 04 November 2016
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| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
West European Car sales Electric SeptemberElectric car market, stuck in neutral for four months, gets back into gear in September

Those with a vested interest in the electric car market breathed a collective sigh of relief as AID compiled figures showed a strong 38.6 per cent jump in West Europe’s September electric car registrations, reversing four straight monthly declines.


  | Europe’s electric car market suffers 4th monthly fall in a row
 
| Far from picking up speed, in Europe electric car demand has lurched into reverse


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterHas the US car sales bubble finally popped?

"Has America’s car market peaked? US October Light vehicles fell 5.9 per cent marking the third successive fall in a row and this year’s second biggest decline. So when looking even casually at latest underlying US light vehicle sales trends, few would probably disagree that this market, following more than half a dozen years of strong recovery growth, and culminating last year with a record 17.47m sales, has probably peaked
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Bellwether - Truck Market
  | Never in US history have Light-Trucks captured a higher share of sales


 

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World car sales supplement Q3 WORLD  |  AID EXCLUSIVE
China and Western Europe, with US powering down, remain world’s major car sales locomotives

China, pulling forcefully from the front and Western Europe pushing at the rear continued to act as the main locomotives to global automotive growth. Embodying in global automotive terms both the new and the old world, it is chiefly thanks to these two major global car sales regions alone that this year’s global automotive market has continued to expand


  | China and Europe prop up world car sales but US shows signs of fading
 
| Volkswagen, more pain and no gain
 

 



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WORLD | FINANCIAL RESULTS
Under-fire Volkswagen weathers storms better than feared

China and the group’s multitude of brands helped boost VW Group’s 3rd quarter sales 4.2 per cent to 2.49m units, lifting the group’s nine months global vehicle sales 2.4 per cent to 7.6m. More upbeat still, operating profits in the third quarter – excluding China - jumped 17 per cent to €3.75bn, boosting nine months group operating profits 10.5 per cent to €11.3bn. Before exceptionals, the group’s 3rd quarter operating margin rose a full percentage point to 7.2 per cent and 7 per cent for the nine months to September this year


  | Volkswagen, is this as bad as it gets?
 
| Volkswagen, more pain and no gain
 

 



DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By country Sep 2016 v Sep 2015
|  By country 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer Sep 2016 v Sep 2015
|  By manufacturer 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015
| WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT |  AID EXCLUSIVE  
WORLD CAR SALES Q3
  |  AID's latest quarterly statistical car sales supplement

 



 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1619 FRONT PAGE PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1618 | Published - 21 October 2016
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EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE
West European Diesel passenger car sales trends and mix AID NewsletterProgressively widening cracks in Europe’s former diesel car bastion

Underlying consumer demand for diesel-fuelled cars in Western Europe in September has continued to follow the downward trend that first gathered momentum during last year’s second half, AID compiled figures reveal


  | Europe’s diesel demand crisis deepening
 
| Europe’s car buyers continuing to desert diesel cars
 

 



| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterBellwether - Truck Market

"The difference between the car and commercial vehicle market couldn’t really be bigger. Unlike a shiny, brand-new private car, which, for its proud owner start losing money the day it is first parked on the owner’s home driveway, the trucks acquired by haulage or construction companies for example are acquired to generate profits from day one
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Déjà-vu - return to infamous ‘Rip-Off Britain’ days?
  | For German carmakers Britain’s bumpy roads are still paved with gold


 

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BRICS | RUSSIA
Today’s Russian car sales are running at just half the levels seen in 2013

Russia’s new car sales have not fallen but slumped. Drawing attention to the severity of today’s deeply entrenched downturn in Russia, where new car sales have now fallen in 42 of the past 44 months, the sheer depth and icy grip of the country’s lingering car sales famine remains almost unparalleled. The sheer depth of the downturn is such - with new car sales falling like a stone for almost four years - that even hard-nosed market observers will shy away from predicting when the market will finally hit bottom


  | Turkey’s belated car sales spring likely nipped in the bud by failed coup frost
 
| These are frustrating days for hard-pressed carmakers and dealers in Russia

 



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EUROPE |  AID EXCLUSIVE
West European car sales 2016 9-MonthsEurope almost back to pre-crisis car sales

All losing streaks come to an end. AID’s market observers, after scrutinising latest upbeat car sales trends in Western Europe, believe the most severe recession in the European car market since the second world war may finally be over. The severe decline in new car sales, which began in 2008 and has not reached a turning point until 2014, gave way to a slow but steady and near unbroken sales recovery which saw sales rise in 36 of the past 37 months


  | Europe’s September car sales stronger than feared
 
| Rise in August car sales eases fears of autumn car sales chill

 



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EUROPE |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Europe’s September car sales stronger than feared

News that Europe’s car sales renaissance has lost precious little notable momentum during the third quarter comes from provisional AID compiled September statistics. Already nine months through the current year, and no detectable heat loss in the majority of markets, September’s markedly hotter than feared 6.5 per cent rise in new car sales supports the view that West Europe’s new car market is still alive and kicking and remains on track for further, albeit slower growth. Barring an unexpected early winter chill during the remaining three months of the current year, West Europe’s car sales still remain on track to touch the 14 million mark for the first time since pre-crisis 2007


  | Europeans are turning to PHEVs
 
| Volkswagen, is this as bad as it gets?

 



DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country Sep 2016 v Sep 2015
|  By country 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country September 2016 v September 2015
|  By country 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer September 2016 v September 2015
|  By manufacturer 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country August 2016 v August 2015
|  By country 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| RUSSIA 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer September 2016 v September 2015
|  By manufacturer 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer September 2016 v September 2015
|  By manufacturer 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015

|  By Major Market September 2016 v September 2015
|  By Major Market 9-months 2016 v 9-months 2015

 


 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1618 Page one preview  ISSUE NL1618 | Published - 7 October 2016
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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
European car sales August 2016Europe’s electric car market suffers 4th monthly fall in a row

Electric car sales in Western Europe, excluding PHEVs (Plug-In-Hybrids), fell for the fourth month in a row in August posting a 1.2 per cent dip from the same month last year. Without France, which saw a 38.9 per cent sales gain, West Europe’s August electric car sales (BEVs) fell 6.7 per cent widening the sales shortfall to date to 6.1 per cent, according to AID’s exclusively compiled data


  | Europe’s July electric car sales stumble for 3rd month running
 
| Slow drift back to cheaper petrol cars

 



| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterPounding pressure, slowdown ahead?

"With ‘hard Brexit’ fears lingering, the pound is taking a hammering. The consequence? Short term hedging, for example, will help to damp the softening pound shock. But sooner rather than later there’s the likelihood that a large chunk of these hedges will expire. Bad news for a nation of seemingly tireless shoppers. If not this year, then next year, they face the prospect of significantly higher prices. And that is expected to damp their spirits a great deal
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Déjà-vu - return to infamous ‘Rip-Off Britain’ days?
  | For German carmakers Britain’s bumpy roads are still paved with gold


 

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EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Europe’s diesel demand crisis deepening

Environmental storms sent Europe’s diesel car demand into a steep downward spiral. Disregarding statistically distorted 2009 – the sales share of diesel fuelled cars in Western Europe dropped to an 11-year low. In the eight months to August this year West Europe’s diesel sales share only narrowly avoided the drop to a sub-50 per cent sales penetration level. A tell-tale sign of underlying car buying trends in the region, West Europe’s diesel car share this August dropped to 48.3 per cent, trimming the sector’s sales share after 8-month by 2.1 percentage point to just 50 per cent, according to exclusive AID figures 


  | Europe’s car buyers continuing to desert diesel cars
 
| Slow drift back to cheaper petrol cars

 



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FRANCE | PARIS PREVIEW
France still motoring along nicely, but not in previously familiar manner

Environmental concerns, chiefly CO2 reductions, might well be the official theme at this week’s Paris Auto Show, which first opens for the word’s press this Thursday. But don’t be fooled. In the clear light of this year’s glitzy show - a sobering reflection of what France’s new car buyers really want to buy with their money - carmakers’ stands will be packed with a mind-boggling choice and value of totally new SUV-Crossovers.  AID investigates


  | Europe’s July electric car sales stumble for 3rd month running
 
| France’s €10,000 superbonus sparks June electric car sales rally

 



DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country Aug 2016 v Aug 2015
|  By country 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By country Aug 2016 v Aug 2015
|  By country 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer Aug 2016 v Aug 2015
|  By manufacturer 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| FRANCE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer August 2016 v August 2015
|  By manufacturer 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| FRANCE 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015

 


 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1617 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1617 | Published - 20 September 2016
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USA
Never in US history have Light-Trucks captured a higher share of 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, and largely a function of today’s cheap fuel era, 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, 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
 
| Ford’s US profits soar on cheap fuel

 



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ROAD TEST |  PORSCHE 718
Porsche Boxster 718 Road Test AID NewsletterPorsche’s reworked Boxster/Cayman hits the road with new 718 name and just 4-cylinders

Since this summer Porsche’s junior sports car range, still sharing much of its structure and underpinnings with the legendary 911, has presented itself in Europe with a new appearance, all-new, high-torque 4-cylinder Boxer engine with lower fuel consumption and, for the first time, with a new name: the 718 Boxster/Cayman


  | Fall and rise of Porsche’s fortunes
 
| Porsche, thanks to Macan, has changed up a gear

 



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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Europeans are turning to PHEVs


PHEV Plug-in hybrids - a growing segment typified by Mitsubishi’s sector-leading Outlander PHEV - are winning the battle for Europe’s green-thinking new car buyers. Exclusively compiled AID figures for July reveal that since April this year PHEVs have consistently and progressively outsold pure electric cars and since then the gap has continued to widen.


  | Rosier glow to Europe’s hybrid car market, thanks chiefly to PHEVs
 
| In Europe PHEVs already outsell electric cars

 



| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterIt’s tough out there for stand-alone truckers

"The truck business is a man’s world. A relentless toil of countless lonely hours, night-time work and unsocial hours. For the driver, that’s it in a nutshell. Yet, almost the same goes for senior management of today’s few remaining heavy truck makers. And yet, almost everyone in this business is wary of the fact that the global truck business, unlike the highly volatile car business, is comparatively future-proof and is not subjected to the whims of fashion. Whatever the economic conditions, just like bread and water, trucks are a prime essential part of daily living
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Trucks | Deliberate autoindustry attempts to keep observers in the dark
  | Scania wheels out all-new heavy truck range

 


 

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EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE
Volkswagen, is this as bad as it gets?


Volkswagen, which had looked like a punch drunk boxer staggering dazed and bloody through the ring after soaking up some serious punishment from the dieselgate affair, is fighting back. That, at least, is the message from AID’s latest European car sales figures showing that in Europe at least Volkswagen appears to have regained at least some of its composure


  | Volkswagen, more pain and no gain
 
| Volkswagen agony runs into July

 



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EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE
European car sales Sugust AID NewsletterRise in August car sales eases fears of autumn car sales chill


August new car sales in Western Europe, thanks in no small part to two extra working days, rose 8 per cent, marking the 35th gain in the past 36 months, according to AID


  | July sees deceptive 2.2% drop in Europe’s new car sales
 
| Volkswagen agony runs into July

 



DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
PHEV CAR SALES
  |  By country Jul 2016 v Jul 2015
|  By country 7-months 2016 v 7-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country August 2016 v August 2015
|  By country 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer August 2016 v August 2015
|  By manufacturer 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| USA 
CLASS 8 TRUCK REGISTRATIONS
  |  By manufacturer 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| GERMANY  
CAR SALES  
  |  By manufacturer August 2016 v August 2015
|  By manufacturer 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015
| USA  
LIGHT TRUCK SALES  
  |  By manufacturer and segment 8-months 2016 v 8-months 2015

 


 

 


 

 


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