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AID Newsletter Memebers front page 1512

 ISSUE NL1512 | Published - 07 July 2015
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WESTERN EUROPE EXCLUSIVE FOR AID NEWSLETTER READERS

In-depth Skoda Auto image AID Newsletteräkodaís first million - Spotlight on one of Europeís biggest gainers

From caterpillar to butterfly - äkoda stands out as one of the few all-round success stories in Europeís cut-throat mass car market. Whichever way true and sustainable commercial success in todayís car world is measured, Volkswagenís äkoda brand stands out as an outstanding winner on all counts 

  > Hard-pressed PSA remains mere shadow of its former self
 
> Renault - Le rebound

 


 

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RUSSIA    

Lada Hyundai badges Russia June 2015Lada now outsold at home by trendbucking Hyundai-Kia

The day that both Russiaís political thinkers and Ladaís French masters have now been dreading for years has arrived: Formerly state-controlled Lada, that traditionally generated the bulk of its revenues and profits in its domestic Russian market, is now being outsold by a foreign western carmaker 

  > Indonesiaís future car market - Future outlook looking promising
 
> Global car sales zoom to new record high, fourth record in a row

 


 

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RUSSIA    

Russia car sales June 2015 trendsRussiaís new car sales falling like a stone

Russiaís slump-struck car market has rarely looked in worse shape, and the outlook for the rest of this year looks no less dismal. Todayís consensus view among auto industry analysts points to a severe drop of between 30 and 40 per cent at best, thanks to the worst underlying rate of decline seen in recent memory 

  > India - Nissan/Datsun - Cannibalisation could be a worry
 
> Brazilís move from fast Samba to sobering austerity blues

 


 

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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterHonda - another missed opportunity? 

"What looked likely to turn into a potential safe path out of the morass, chiefly a torrent of HR-V customer orders, now looks likely to turn into a conceivable flop. Despite its Small-Sector origins, and a short class-typical wheelbase of 2,610mm, the new HR-V is priced dangerously above todayís sector norm. UK prices trumpeted to the world only yesterday, start just £5 short of the £18,000 mark
Peter Schmidt | Editor

 
> In Europe Honda is taking a battering

 


 

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FRANCE / ELECTRIC   

Renault Zoe France electric car salesFranceís Ä10,000 superbonus sparks June electric car sales rally

Following a comparative lull after Aprilís opening sales broadside, last month saw yet another dramatic firework display in Franceís previously largely dormant electric car market 

  > Renaultís comeback stays on the rails, but Daciaís advance has slowed to a crawl
 
> 2014 full year electric car sales analysis

 


 

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ELECTRIC  AID EXCLUSIVE 

BMW i3 orange electric car sales MayEuropeís uphill electric car journey runs into May

Europeís rose-tinted May electric car story, when measured in percentage growth terms, clearly tells an upbeat tale. Thatís chiefly because electric car registrations topped last yearís same month level by a quarter. Mayís bounce brings the sectorís five months gain to an outwardly impressive 51.8 per cent. Impressive headway by any measure 

  > High Voltage March - Best month for electric car sales in Europe
 
> Golf dethrones LEAF as Europeís top-selling†electric car

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> RUSSIA CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque  May 2015 v May 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  5-months 2015 v 5-months 2014

> RUSSIA CAR SALES  
 

By top selling model  5-months 2015 v 5-months 2014

> EUROPE ELECTRIC CAR SALES  
 

>  By country May 2015 v May 2014
>  By country 5-months 2015 v 5-months 2014

> EUROPE IN-DEPTH REPORT ::äkoda::  
 

In depth look into äkoda's West European sales performance

 

 

 


 

AID Newsletter front page 1511

 ISSUE NL1511 | Published - 18 June 2015
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STOCK MARKET VIEW

Smart Daimler orange AID NewsletterMercedesí Smart subsidiary has stopped losing money

ďWe are not planning an SUV, but never say neverĒ - Mercedesí Smart subsidiary has stopped losing money, although it wonít say how much it is making 

  > Mercedesí comeback still in full swing helped by rich mix and China
 
> Mercedes on track to relegate Audi into 3rd slot in global prestige car sales arena

 


 

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NEW TECHNOLOGY

New Techonology, Bosch Daimler self-parking Self-parking cars - Bosch and Daimlerís car2go pool know-how

The way technology has progressed, in the near future specially equipped cars will look on their own for vacant spaces in say a city parking garage and on request will return to the waiting driver all by themselves, using either a button on the carís key-fob or a smartphone app 

  > AdBlue blows fresh life into diesels
 
> Diesel piston technology for latest diesel engines moves full circle

 


 

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NETHERLANDS  AID EXCLUSIVE 

Mercedes C-Class 350 e PHEV Netherlands sales volumePlug-ins capture 6.4% of Netherlandsí May car sales

In Europeís largely bleak looking PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid) landscape, latest signs are that the Netherlands is showing some promise of becoming a regional hot spot for PHEVs, thus emulating to an extent the closely watched role now played by Norway as the unquestioned King player in the global market for pure electric cars 

  > In Europe hybrid car engine still lacks drive
 
> UK - Europeís hybrid capital

 


 

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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Matthias Schmidt AID Newsletter Assistant Editor portraitBMW fears lashing from storm brewing in China 

"During a classical orchestra overture and the glitzy backdrop of laser lights focused on BMWís all-new 7-Series, Harald KrŁger patiently waited in the wings to make one of his first official appearances as BMWís new Chief Executive. Either Mr. KrŁger is blessed with a poker face, or, conceivably one of his data experts Ė unwilling to dampen the party spirit Ė didnít dare show him Chinaís May premium car sales figures
Matthias Schmidt - Assistant Editor

 
> First speed bumps for Chinaís previously speeding luxury car bandwagon

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE EXCLUSIVE FOR AID NEWSLETTER READERS

Honda HR-V plus Honda sales history Western EuropeIn Europe Honda is taking a battering

In every edition AID now pays close attention to the European failures and successes of one particular carmaker Ė this time itís Hondaís turn... 

  > Ford of Europe fails to shake off crippling sales woes
 
> Hard-pressed PSA remains mere shadow of its former self

 


 

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NEW PRODUCT

New product evaulation test - BMW 2-Series Active TourerNot a Driving Machine Ė 1st FWD BMW aims for niche that is no longer hot

New Active Tourer, first BMW-badged car with front-wheel-drive, has been developed to do battle with same concept Mercedes B-Class and Volkswagenís roomier family size Golf Sportsvan. UK prices for BMWís first-ever People-Carrier start at £22,475 for the manual 136PS 3-cylinder petrol-fuelled 218i 

  > New Product | Moving on up - VW Passat
 
> All about the right product - Porsche

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE 

Jeep sales 2015 Western EuropeReborn Jeep brand already outsells both Lancia and Alfa Romeo brand in Europe

Good news is that May saw the 21st successive rise in West European car sales. The not-so-good news is that last month the market barely grew at all. AIDís non rose-tinted view is that Mayís abrupt slowing in the marketís rate of advance to a mere 0.9 per cent could easily be attributable to two fewer working days in the month than in May last year 

  > Toyota, with last yearís 10.1% operating margin, outshines Europeís old guard
 
> Nissanís European streak continues, outsells Toyota in February

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE 

 

West European May car sales 2015West Europeís May car sales grow at slowest pace in 18 months

Good news is that May saw the 21st successive rise in West European car sales. The not-so-good news is that last month the market barely grew at all. AIDís non rose-tinted view is that Mayís abrupt slowing in the marketís rate of advance to a mere 0.9 per cent could easily be attributable to two fewer working days in the month than in May last year 

  > Italian consumers are back and buying
 
> Hard-pressed PSA remains mere shadow of its former self

 


 

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

>  By country May 2015 v May 2014
By country 5-months 2015 v 5-months 2014

> EUROPE CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque  May 2015 v May 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  5-months 2015 v 5-months 2014

> USA CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque  May 2015 v May 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  5-months 2015 v 5-months 2014

> EUROPE IN-DEPTH REPORT ::HONDA::  
 

In depth look into Honda's West European sales performance

 


 

AID Newsletter front page preview 1510

 ISSUE NL1510 | Published - 05 June 2015
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WORLD / PREMIUM  BRANDS AID EXCLUSIVE

Premium car sales worldwide selected manufacturersFirst speed bumps for Chinaís previously speeding luxury car bandwagon

In China, some leading European prestige car makers are bracing themselves for a slowdown over this and next year after new AID compiled figures showed a marked slowing of prestige sector car sales since the start of this year. 

  > For now at least, China builds cars foremost for its own consumption
 
> China and US lead in 2014 global car production stakes

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE EXCLUSIVE FOR AID NEWSLETTER READERS

Ford of Europe in depth report small image AID NewsletterFord of Europe fails to shake off crippling sales woes

Characterised by a continuing erosion in market share and awash in red ink, in Western Europe things have not quite gone the Ford way in the past few years, or for that matter the past couple of decades. During the whole of last year, with its car market share skidding to a new record low of just 7.3 per cent, Ford of Europe posted a pre-tax loss of $1.06bn followed by a pre-tax loss of $185m during this yearís first quarter. 

  > In depth report: PSA - Hard-pressed PSA remains mere shadow of its former self
 
> Innovate or die - All is not lost for Europeís long-squeezed volume carmakers

 


 

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ELECTRIC  AID EXCLUSIVE

Electric car sales April Western EuropeElectric car sales in Europe up by two-thirds in April

AIDís exclusively compiled figures reveal that first-time registrations of electric cars in Western Europe are still flourishing. An outwardly upbeat view underlined by heartwarming news of a two-thirds increase this April, bringing the year to date sector gains to a no less cheery looking 58.1 per cent 

  > In Europe hybrid car engine still lacks drive
 
> UK - Europeís hybrid capital

 


 

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SPAIN

Spain car sales history AID NewsletterMay sees Spainís 21st successive car sales gain in a row

Spanish patient finally responds to treatment, but it will be some time yet before the convalescing patient will again walk totally unaided. 

  > Italian consumers are back and buying
 
> Europeís car market remains on course for sunnier climes

 


 

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TRUCKS

West European first 4-months sales trendsTruck demand remains on the rebound

Contrary to gloomy earlier predictions that this yearís West European heavy truck market would remain static at best, latest sales data for April, showing a fourth successive rise in heavy truck sales, adds further weight to a markedly more upbeat outlook for the whole of this year. 

  > In Europe hybrid car engine still lacks drive
 
> UK - Europeís hybrid capital

 


 

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NEW PRODUCT

SEAT Leon X-PERIENCE new product test evaluationSEAT Leon X-Perience, with new 4WD Leon estate heads for Quattro country

With eyes focused on the perpetually expanding market for affordable and versatile family-size cars with four rather than two driven wheels, VW Groupís SEAT offshoot has joined its Czech äkoda brother by also launching its Golf-based Leon estate with a near go-anywhere all-wheeldrive system 

  > In Europe hybrid car engine still lacks drive
 
> UK - Europeís hybrid capital

 


 

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ELECTRIC / PHEV  AID EXCLUSIVE

UK PHEV Hybrid car share 2015 April UK and Netherlands alone account for 2-in-3 of Europeís PHEV sales

A casual glance at overall PHEV registrations in Western Europe give little indication as to the true state of demand for vehicles of this type. However, echoing to an extent todayís uneven sales distribution of electric car sales in Europe, AIDís compiled figures
reveal a similar uneven distribution.
 

  > In Europe hybrid car engine still lacks drive
 
> UK - Europeís hybrid capital

 


 

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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Matthias Schmidt AID Newsletter Assistant Editor portraitRaising the bar - techniques to reach new heights

"With the 2021 fleet average bar for cars raised by the EU to 95g/km, one wonders which technology will ultimately be chosen to clear this particular high bar.  Mercedes with a higher mix of powerful, larger and heavier cars is likely to adopt a different strategy than mass market Peugeot for instance. Nissan and Daimler executives tell AID how they intend to clear this target at the first attempt
Matthias Schmidt - Assistant Editor

 
> EDITORIAL | Until today, all of PiŽchís vexations ended in tragedy

 


 

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ELECTRIC / PHEV  AID EXCLUSIVE

PHEV vs. PEV sales in Western Europe graphic smallNeck-and-neck race between PHEVs and pure electric cars

AIDís exclusively compiled data reveals that in terms of sales the auto-industryís newest breed of ultra-low CO2 emitting PHEVs (Plug-in-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicles) are catching up fast with their pure battery-powered electric car cousins like Nissanís still sector-leading LEAF. AIDís forecasters now believe that in Europe PHEVs will keep their edge over todayís pure electric cars, and before long - given some meaningful purchase and ownership incentives - they will dominate Europeís still tiny market for ultra-low emission cars for some time to come 

  > High Voltage March - Best month for electric car sales in Europe
 
> Three months into the year LEAF heads W-Europeís electric car league

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> EUROPE  PHEV CAR SALES  
 

By country 4-months 2015

> UNITED KINGDOM  PHEV CAR SALES  
 

By model 4-months 2015

> EUROPE ELECTRIC CAR SALES  
 

>  By country April 2015 v April 2014
>  By country 4-months 2015

> WORLD PRESTIGE CAR SALES    
 

By manufacturer and marque  April 2015 v April 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  4-months 2015 v 4-months 2014

> CHINA PRESTIGE CAR SALES     
 

By manufacturer and marque  April 2015 v April 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  4-months 2015 v 4-months 2014

> USA PRESTIGE CAR SALES     
 

By manufacturer and marque  April 2015 v April 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  4-months 2015 v 4-months 2014

> SPAIN CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque  May 2015 v May 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  5-months 2015 v 5-months 20145

> EUROPE IN-DEPTH REPORT ::FORD::  
 

In depth look into Ford's West European sales performance

 

 


 

AID Newsletter front page preview 1509

 ISSUE NL1509 | Published - 19 May 2015
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JAPAN 

Nissan Annual deliveries including 2015 predictionNissan - Glass half-full spirit

Painting a reasonably rosy picture for the year ahead, and in spite of predicting a largely static overall global vehicle market during the current year, for the fiscal year ending March next year Mr Ghosn expects yet another uplift in Nissanís global vehicle sales to 5.55m units accompanied by yet another rise in operating profits to Yen675bn (Ä4.97bn). 

  > Toyota, with last yearís 10.1% operating margin, outshines Europeís old guard
 
> Nissanís European streak continues, outsells Toyota in February

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE

PSA Passenger car sales history in-depth reportHard-pressed PSA remains mere shadow of its former self

The good news for PSA Peugeot-CitroŽnís newly arrived bigwigs is that in terms of financial health PSA has been wheeled out of intensive care, thanks in large measure to vital cash injections from both Dongfeng and the French government. The not so good news is that PSA is still struggling to get decent prices for its cars, thereby limiting its endeavours to make some decent returns on the now closely watched profitability side of its business 

  > Peugeot-CitroŽn, dragged down by DS brand, slips to all-time low in Europe
 
> All is not lost for Europeís long-squeezed volume carmakers

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE

Renault Group West European market share historyRenault - Le rebound

This April, combined sales of Renault and Dacia rose notably faster than the already fast recovering overall car market. In a clear break with recent sales patterns, it is not the Dacia budget brand that set the fastest pace, but the Renault brand. Renaultís West European April sales, kept in the fast lane by high ongoing demand for its remarkably well received Captur Crossover, rose 15.8 per cent.  

  > French August car sales shrink to lowest level in decades
 
> Renault, thanks to new Twingo, now ranks among Europeís biggest gainers

 


 

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NEW PRODUCT

New Product test - Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in PHEV hybridVolkswagenís plug-in Golf GTE reaches UK shores - Taxing issue

Not so long ago, particularly in key non-diesel car markets like the US, where Toyota has been selling annually well over 200,000 Prius range hybrids alone, the media has continually challenged Volkswagen to turn its widely admired technical automotive know-how to latest state-of-the art hybrids.  

  > New Product | Moving on up - VW Passat
 
> Porsche drops conventional hybrids in favour of plug-ins

 


 

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ITALY

Italy passenger car sales April 2014 UNRAE AID NEWSLETTERItalian consumers are back and buying

Like Turinís Juventus F.C, which is back in the Champions League final for the first time since 2003, Italyís car market, after spending half a dozen years out in the wilderness, is now also in the throes of making a well orchestrated comeback 

  > Italyís long-battered car market to rise at long last Ė gas in retreat
 
> Less pain in Spain - Strong recovery but car sales still remain off pre-crisis levels

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE

Mercedes 4x4 4 Matic image and graphEuropeís ongoing love-affair with 
4-driven wheels

Europeans, it seems, have not only retained their passionate love-affair with latest SUV-Crossovers, which still stand out as the regionís hottest sector, almost the same goes for consumersí unwavering appetite for all-wheel 4x4 drive vehicles of all types 

  > Switzerland - Europeís 4WD capital
 
> Wallet-friendly Small-Sector based Crossovers now all the rage in Europe

 


 

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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterTruckonomous Future - 
Autonomous Trucking

"Yes, autonomous driving, all too familiar to most of us by way of the automatic pilot on planes, will likely pave the way for truck-trains to cross most fuel-efficiently up and down the nationsí motorway systems
Peter Schmidt - Editor

 
> EDITORIAL | Autonomous driving Ė held back by legal constraints rather than lack of technological know-how

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE

West European 4x4 share all-wheel drive shareEuropeís unstoppable rise of SUV-Crossovers 

SUV-Crossovers of all sizes, including an avalanche of taller than average models based on otherwise cheap and cheerful small cars are still attracting much of the buying among European consumers who, it appears, are still pursuing todayís trendy taste for the outdoor lifestyle. 

  > Wallet-friendly Small-Sector based Crossovers now all the rage in Europe
 
> Belated Japanese love-affair with oh so trendy SUV-Crossovers?

 


 

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JAPAN 

Toyota Group Profit margin 2015 Fiscal Year plus history and future Toyota, with last yearís 10.1% operating margin, outshines all of Europeís aristocratic old guard

Mass market car maker Toyota - despite selling 10.23 million vehicles last year Ė reveals a level of profitability that most of the worldís leading prestige carmakers would happily chose to brag about. In terms of overall profitability, with a sky-high operating margin of 10.1 per cent during its last fiscal year, Toyota now belongs to the prestige- rather than mass-market category. 

  > Falling Yen poses big threat to US car manufacturers
 
> Belated Japanese love-affair with oh so trendy SUV-Crossovers?

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE  AID EXCLUSIVE

April West European Passenger car sales AID Newsletter Exclusive figuresApril Passenger Car Sales
Europeís car market remains on course for sunnier climes

Figures compiled by AID show that West Europeís car market has started to recover some of its kick. After growing firmly for the past twenty months, this April saw yet another 6.8 per cent rise, thus keeping the market on track for a markedly better than earlier expected full year turnout. 

  > PSA hits rock bottom
 
> All is not lost for Europeís long-squeezed volume carmakers

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> EUROPE  4x4 CAR SALES SHARE  
 

By country 2014

> EUROPE CAR SALES  
 

>  By country April 2015 v April 2014
By country 4-months 2015 v 4-months 2014

> EUROPE CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque  April 2015 v April 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  4-months 2015 v 4-months 2014

> ITALY CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque  April 2015 v April 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  4-months 2015 v 4-months 20145

> EUROPE IN-DEPTH REPORT ::PEUGEOT CITROňN::  
 

In depth look into PSA's West European sales performance

 

 

 


 

AID Newsletter front page 1508

 ISSUE NL1508 | Published - 01 May 2015
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WORLD / PREMIUM  BRANDS

Mercedes Q1 profit margin AID Newsletter graphic smallMercedes Q1 margin hits 9.4% 

A contrasting rosy tale of flourishing electric car sales in just one market still contrasts with the ongoing sorry tale in the vast majority of the regionís other markets where the electric car industry is still presented with frustratingly few visible signs of progress for their considerable ongoing efforts

  > Mercedes on track to relegate Audi into 3rd slot
 
> True vintage year for Mercedes†- Bumper result for 2014

 


 

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ELECTRIC  AID EXCLUSIVE 

Q1 electric car sales graphic and data Western Europe AID NewsletterHigh Voltage March - Best month for electric car sales in Europe 

A contrasting rosy tale of flourishing electric car sales in just one market still contrasts with the ongoing sorry tale in the vast majority of the regionís other markets where the electric car industry is still presented with frustratingly few visible signs of progress for their considerable ongoing efforts

  > VWís e-Golf dethrones Nissanís LEAF during opening 2-months
 
> Hybrid cars made up only 1.6 per cent of last yearís West European new car marke

 


 

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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterOlť - SEAT is back in the black

"This yearís positive all-round developments should help to persuade earlier sceptics that from now on VW's investment and subsequent liquidity injections in SEAT may, after all, begin to pay the long overdue dividends
Peter Schmidt - Editor

 
> EDITORIAL | Thereís more to cost-effective car production than low wage costs

 


 

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ELECTRIC  AID EXCLUSIVE

Nissan Leaf Western Europe Q1 salesThree months into the year LEAF heads W-Europeís electric car league 

In Western Europe, the Sunderland-built Nissan LEAF tops the best-seller list, accounting for 25.7 per cent of all new electric cars registered during this yearís opening first quarter, according to AIDís exclusively compiled figures. One of the new recent arrivals, the second-placed e-Golf, took another 16.4 per cent

  > Hardly an electrifying start to Europeís 2015 electric car season

 


 

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DIESELS  AID EXCLUSIVE 

West European Diesel fuelled passenger cars history and trendsDiesels still account for more than half the cars sold in Western Europe 

Optimism among carmakers and their suppliers about the health and underlying direction of West Europeís diesel car market received a much needed boost from AID compiled figures showing that at this yearís first quarter stage more than half the new cars sold in Western Europe were still diesel powered

  > Diesel fuelled cars still reign supreme throughout Western Europe
 
> More than half the Maseratis sold in Germany so far this year are diesels

 


 

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

By country Q1 2015 v†Q1 2014

> EUROPE ELECTRIC CAR SALES  
 

>  By country March 2015 v March 2014
>  By country Q1 2015 v†Q1 2014
>  By top selling model Q1 2015

> WORLD PRESTIGE CAR SALES    
 

By manufacturer and marque  March 2015 v†March 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  Q1 2015 v†Q1 2014

> CHINA PRESTIGE CAR SALES     
 

By manufacturer and marque  March 2015 v†March 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  Q1 2015 v†Q1 2014

> USA PRESTIGE CAR SALES     
 

By manufacturer and marque  March 2015 v†March 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  Q1 2015 v†Q1 2014

> WORLD WORLD CAR SALES STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT
 

New car sales by major market:
First quarter 2015 v First quarter 2014
Plus history (includes BRIC markets)
WESTERN EUROPE
New car sales by manufacturer and market:
First quarter 2015 v First quarter 2014
Historical quarterly changes manufactures & markets

> EUROPE IN-DEPTH REPORT ::NISSAN::  
 

In depth look into Nissan's West European sales performance

 

 


 

AID Newsletter Memebers front page 1507

 ISSUE NL1507 | Published - 17 April 2015
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TRUCKS

Volvo Trucks predicting a better trucking year than most othersBottle half full - Europeís Truck Market

West Europeís truck sales figures in 2013 and 2014, thanks to the extensive pre-buying binge of Euro 5 trucks in 2013, were more akin to a distorted mirror rather than a true market barometer. Good news is that from now on this greatly distorted picture should get a great deal clearer, thus providing truck market observers with a more realistic picture of true underlying demand in the region.

  > Decemberís heavy truck market more than halved
 
> Scania would benefit greatly from VWís tested Midas touch

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE

Peugeot badge close-up 2015 Paris Motor ShowPeugeot-CitroŽn, dragged down by DS brand, slips to all-time low in Europe

The casual observer of West Europeís comparatively lively car sales scene could be puzzled by the mixed signals being sent out by PSA. While Peugeot did well to keep its first quarter sales in line with the overall market, its newest baby, the CitroŽn-based DS brand, was left way behind in the dust.

> All is not lost for Europeís long-squeezed volume carmakers

 


 

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STOCK MARKET VIEW

Piech, Winterkorn, MŁller, Porsche battle at the top AID NewsletterWagnerian tragedy on Wolfsburg stage

Winterkorn expected to see out his contract as VW CEO - MŁller, CEO of Porsche, favoured to succeed Winterkorn. Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand PiŽch has thrown the future leadership of the company into question with his withdrawal of support for VW CEO Martin Winterkorn.†Winterkorn, 67, has been in place since 2007, and was expected to take over from 77 year old PiŽch when he retires in 2017.

> Scania would benefit greatly from VWís tested Midas touch

 


 

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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterUntil today, all of PiŽchís vexations ended 
in tragedy

"When storm clouds gather it is very reassuring to know that there is harmony on the bridge. Fully in keeping with that wisdom, and trauma inflicted by the pitbull attack, Winterkorn will, after all, stay at VWís helm to set sail once more towards PiŽchís coveted goals
Peter Schmidt - Editor

 
> EDITORIAL | Team effort - VW fails to keep up with the rest of the class

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE EXCLUSIVE FOR AID NEWSLETTER READERS  

Nissan Mitsubishi European sales analysis 2014 2015Innovate or die - All is not lost for Europeís long-squeezed volume carmakers

The comparatively fast transformation from also-ran status to up-and-coming consumer darling is an extremely rare phenomenon in todayís largely status driven cut-throat automotive world. And yet, Nissanís miraculous recent rebound in Europe, gives hope to some of the regionís long-suffering volume carmakers.

> Middle ranked players make most of the running

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE  

Autostadt Wolfsburg European car sales March 2015Is this the first sign of a great European turnaround story? Q1 European Sales
While Europe has picked up steam this year, US Light-Vehicle growth has progressively slowed
 
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Renault, thanks to new Twingo, now ranks among Europeís biggest gainers

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE

Opel Corsa Renault Twingo European sales 2015Burst of spring sunshine for Europeís fast-melting car market
Marchís near 11% car sales gain shines light on Europeís notably faster than feared recovery
  
> Nissanís European streak continues, outsells Toyota

 


 

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

>  By country March 2015 v†March 2014
By country Q1 2015 v†Q1 2014

> EUROPE CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque  March 2015 v†March 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  Q1 2015 v†Q1 2014

> GERMANY CAR SALES  
 

By manufacturer and marque  March 2015 v†March 2014
>  By manufacturer and marque  Q1 2015 v†Q1 2014

> TRUCKS TRUCK SALES  
 

>  By country February 2015 v February 2014
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> EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE
IN-DEPTH REPORT: MITSUBISHI  
 

In depth look into Mitsubishi's West European sales performance



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