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AID Newsletter front page 1417

ISSUE 1417 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


>

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


>

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


>

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


>

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 1416 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


>

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


>

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


>

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 1415 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


>

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%


>

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


>

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 1414 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


>

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

>

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


>

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


>

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 1413 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


>

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


>

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


>

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


>

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


>

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


>

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


>

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 1412 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


>

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


>

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


>

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


>

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

>

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


>

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


>

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


>

NEW PRODUCT

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

>

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



NL 1411 small

ISSUE 1411 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


>

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


>

EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

A likely Le Mans win of sorts
"
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

>

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


>

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


>

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


>

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?


>

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

>

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

>

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



NL 1410

ISSUE 1410 Published - 04 June 2014
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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Google car graphic AID design
Autonomous driving – held back by legal constraints rather than lack of technological
know-how

"
Some of us, but certainly not all of us, on certain occasions, would no doubt benefit from the use of a driverless car. But how soon can we look, experience and buy one from our local dealer? If Google has its way, the first of its driverless cars, might go on sale as soon as next year"
 
> EDITORIAL | Future is electric, but not quite as envisaged today by autoindustry

>

TRUCKS

Recovering European truck market took wrong turn West European truck sales April 2014
After growing steadily for nine successive months in a row, including a striking growth spurt during last year’s closing 4th quarter when sales soared by a half, this April the underlying upturn came to a screeching halt 
> Trucks move upwards, not downwards as feared

>

USA

Hard slog on both sides of the Atlantic for EVsTesla Model S car park LA USA
Still very early days, but on both sides of the Atlantic - in both the short and medium term - it is hard to be optimistic about electric cars 
> Painfully slow electric car take-up runs into April

>

STOCK MARKET VIEW

Tesla investors shaken by S&P “junk” ratingTesla Geneva stand 2014
Tesla aside, autoindustry’s push into EVs has fallen far short of expectations 
> BMW expected to continue hot profit streak

>

UNITED KINGDOM

Smiles all round from UK’s VW owners - on the UpVW Up JD Power winner 2014
In a notable break with the past, in the UK’s latest What Car?/J.D Power customer satisfaction survey Volkswagen has at last come up smelling of roses 
> Britain’s car sales boom, can it last?

>

STOCK MARKET VIEW

Russian car sales slip into reverse
Long-term forecast scaled back too, although market will grow - Long-term growth forecasts for the Russian car market are being slashed 
> Russia’s previously speeding car sales locomotive stopped in tracks

>

JAPAN

Are we about to see a Japanese SUV love-affair?Honda Vezel SUV-Crossover Japan
Honda’s new Vezel Crossover appears to have struck a chord with Japan’s new car buyers
> Clean Sweep - Toyota Group Hybrids

>

WORLD / PREMIUM BRANDS

China’s rich still drive global prestige car businessJLR sales staff China
No signs of cooling in China’s appetite for expensive status-rich cars
> Global prestige-sector sales battle

>

WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC

West European Electric Car Sales by marketAID EXCLUSIVE 
Painfully slow electric car take-up
BMW i3 test drive 2014
In cold statistical terms April’s electric car market in Western Europe was good, if nowhere near as good as some market observers would have expected
> Tax-free motoring beats range-anxiety

  DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> World Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer April 2014 v April 2013
By manufacturer 4-months 2014 v 4-months 2013

> CHINA Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer April 2014 v April 2013
By manufacturer 4-months 2014 v 4-months 2013

> USA Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer April 2014 v April 2013
By manufacturer 4-months 2014 v 4-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE ELECTRIC CAR Sales  
 

By country April 2014 v April 2013
By country 4-months 2014 v 4-months 2013

> JAPAN CAR SALES     
 

By manufacturer April 2014 v April 2013
By manufacturer 4-months 2014 v 4-months 2013

> JAPAN CAR SALES     
 

By sector April 2014 v April 2013
By sector 4-months 2014 v 4-months 2013



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ISSUE 1409 Published - 16 May 2014
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WESTERN EUROPE

Europe’s car sales crisis triggered big shake-outVW stand Frankfurt IAA motor show Up 2013
Coveted title of biggest notable gainer between pre-crisis 2007 and today goes to VW Group
  
> Opel-Vauxhall shows signs of turning the corner

>

EDITORIAL

Get out of jail card for Fiat
"
Fiat could conceivably follow in VW’s footsteps by offering its ‘genuine’ first off Crossover conceivably as a Jeep, Fiat and no less so as an Alfa Romeo"
 
> EDITORIAL | Audi and Porsche, for its Volkswagen parent, are the icing on the cake

>

CHINA

Excited by Crossovers of all sizesFord SUV China day
China’s SUV-Crossover segment stays on the boil - Ford sector sales drive
 
>
China’s most trendy motors

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WESTERN EUROPE

Trucks move upwards, not down as fearedScania crane truck over 16t GVW
EU5 trucks built during last year’s 2nd half can still be legally registered this year
 
>
Europe’s January truck sales up, not down as feared

>

ITALY

Bounce back from the bottom
Italy Fiat Pana 2012 Advert spotItaly’s long-battered car market to rise at long last – gas in retreat
  
> Life seen in French car market

>

STOCK MARKET VIEW

BMW expected to continue hot profit streakBMW i3 badge orange Geneva
BMW’s party balloon set to gain extra lift from new model explosion
 
>
Audi, after run-away profit surge, takes pause for breath

>

NEW PRODUCT

VW - Why four or more when three will do?2014MY Volkswagen Bluemotion Polo
Volkswagen unveils some of its latest EU6 petrol and diesel engines
 
>
Zafira Tourer - company’s 1st Euro 6 diesel

>

WESTERN EUROPE 

Hard slog underway to reach pre-crisis levelsWest European pre-crisis car sales trends
Spain & Italy currently operate at only half the level seen during pre-crisis 2007 
 
>
Spring is in the air for West Europe’s car market

>

WESTERN EUROPE 

Weak April car sales fears of slowing recoveryNew 2014MY Golf Variant Estate Wolfsburg
April sales rose by a markedly slower than earlier expected 3.6 per cent 
 
>
Britain’s car sales boom, can it last?

>

CHINA 

Precious few signs of losing altitudeBuick Regal China launch vehicle 2014
Modest rate of climb seen during this year’s opening quarter 
 
>
China’s car production at full throttle

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

By country April 2014 v April 2013
By country 4-months 2014 v 4-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque April 2014 v April 2013
By manufacturer and marque 4-months 2014 v 4-months 2013

> CHINA CAR SALES     
 

By manufacturer and marque Marchl 2014 v March 2013
By manufacturer and marque  3-months 2014 v 3-months 2013

> ITALY CAR SALES     
 

By manufacturer and marque April 2014 v April 2013
By manufacturer and marque  4-months 2014 v 4-months 2013



AID Newsletter NL 1408

ISSUE 1408 Published - 02 May 2014
Click image  to enlarge page 1 as printable PDF version 


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  WESTERN EUROPE 

Diesel pump Germany 2014AID EXCLUSIVE
Diesel car market, still looks like a garden in bloom

More than half of the new cars sold in Europe are still diesel powered 
  > Diesels power more than half the cars sold in Europe last year

>

  EDITORIAL

Daimler Actros production "Paradox of healthy-looking truck registrations and slow working truck plants"

 
> EDITORIAL | Scania would benefit greatly from VW’s tested Midas touch

>

  NORWAY 

Oslo Norway electric motoring car parkAID EXCLUSIVE
Tax-free motoring beats range-anxiety

Norway alone soaks up close on half of Europe’s March electric car sales 
  > Battle mounts for Euro electric car sales crown

>

  WORLD 

Das Auto Volkswagen badge Geneva 2013Audi-Porsche pillars of strength
VW posts 21.8% jump in 1st quarter operating profits to €2.86bn
  > VW sales boom, but profits will fail to keep pace

>

  WORLD 

Renault Beijing 2014Renault’s spring offensive
Renault revenue, despite higher 1st quarter sales, remains stuck at €8.3bn
  > PSA recovery plan

>

  UNITED KINGDOM 

Mini 2014MY union Jack UKBritain’s car sales boom, can it last?
UK’s car shopping spree sees 25 months of unbroken credit-fuelled growth
  > UK’s unwavering solo move to pre-crisis annual car sales levels

>

  STOCK MARKET VIEW 

India traffic motorbike 2014Turmoil in emerging markets
Brazil and India slipping, Turkey, Russia too - Thank goodness for China, but will that last?
  > STOCK MARKET VIEW | Toyota adds to industry embarrassment with massive recall

>

  WESTERN EUROPE 

Electric car sign Norway ebilAID EXCLUSIVE
Still no pulse in Europe’s electric car markets

Electric car market can still only produce 
a faint pulse

  > Electric car demand in Norway and rest of Europe remain oceans apart

>

  WESTERN EUROPE 

Nissan Leaf charging Oslo NorwayElectric car sales by model bannerAID EXCLUSIVE
Battle mounts for Euro electric car sales crown

Nissan Leaf best-selling electric car in W-Europe during Q1
  > January’s Electric Car Blues

>

  WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT 2014

 

Q1 Car Sales Supplement
World Car Sales Supplement only available to full subscribers
Snap shot world car sales supplement quarter 1


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

By country 3-months 2014 v 3-months 2013

>   WESTERN EUROPE ELECTRIC CAR SALES   
 

By country March 2014 v March 2013
By country 3-months 2014 v 3-months 2013

>   WESTERN EUROPE ELECTRIC CAR SALES   
 

By top selling models 3-months 2014

>   UNITED KINGDOM  CAR SALES     
 

By manufacturer and marque March 2014 v March 2013
By manufacturer and marque  3-months 2014 v 3-months 2013

>    WORLD CAR SALES STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT  
 

World: New car sales by major market:
>  Q1 2014 v Q1 2013
>  plus history (includes BRIC markets)

 
W. Europe: Detailed new car sales analysis by manufacturer and market:
>  Q1 2014 v Q1 2013
>  plus history including quarterly changes for manufactures and markets

 


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