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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
>  By country 2-months 2015 v 2-months 2014

> EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE
IN-DEPTH REPORT: MITSUBISHI  
 

In depth look into Mitsubishi's West European sales performance

 


 

AID NEWSLETTER 1506 PAGE ONE PREVIEW

 ISSUE NL1506 | Published - 20 April 2015
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INDIA AID EXCLUSIVE

Nissan Datsun GO PLUS INDIA 2015Nissan/Datsun - Cannibalisation could be a worry
Eyes on Datsunís India game play, slower than expected progress
 
 
> Editorial | India - Is future promise worth the wait?


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WESTERN EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE  

Western Europe SUV Crossover market share 2014 plus historySUV-Crossover sales just keep rising
Wallet-friendly Small-Sector based Crossovers now all the rage in Europe
 

> Mitsubishi, thanks to Outlander PHEV, outsells Honda


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ELECTRIC  

Porsche PHEVs charging 2015Follow the plug-in route
Porsche drops conventional hybrids in favour
of plug-ins

  > UK - Europeís hybrid capital


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterPHEV owners could get the best of all worlds 
"When product planners gaze into their crystal balls to see what the automotive world will look like in the medium to long term in todayís developed world, most visionaries see plug-in-hybrids, likely followed further off in the future by electric cars
Peter Schmidt - Editor

 
> EDITORIAL | City dwellers encouraged to do without their cars

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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

Electric car sales data bannerVW e-Golf Nissan Leaf European sales 2015Golf dethrones LEAF as Europeís top-selling electric car
VWís e-Golf dethrones Nissanís LEAF during opening 2-months
  > Not an electrifying start to Europeís 2015 electric car season


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INDIA AID EXCLUSIVE

Tata Nano yellow India sales 2015Indiaís car market cranked back to life
On the worldís stage Indiaís car market plays a mediocre game
  > Not flying start from Datsun GO


DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> WESTERN EUROPE SUV-CROSSOVER SALES  AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By country 2014 v 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE SUV-CROSSOVER SALES  AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By top selling model 2014

> WESTERN EUROPE ELECTRIC CAR Sales  AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By country February 2015 v February 2014
By country 2-months 2015 v 2-months 2014

> INDIA Car Sales  AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By manufacturer and marque 2014 v 2013

> INDIA Car Sales   AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By top selling models 2014  

> USA LIGHT-TRUCK Sales
 

By manufacturer and marque  February 2015 v February 2014
By manufacturer and marque  2-months 2015 v 2-months 2014

 


 

AID Newsletter front page 1505

 ISSUE NL1505 | Published - 20 March 2015
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WESTERN EUROPE

Toyota Nissan logos togehterNissan - Weíre back
Nissanís European streak continues, outsells Toyota in February
  > Nissan outsells Toyota - W-Europeís September market


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WESTERN EUROPE

Renault and Dacia sales trends 2015Le bounce back
Renault, thanks to new Twingo, now ranks among Europeís biggest gainers
  > Poor European car sales year ends on upbeat note


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INDONESIA AID EXCLUSIVE

Toyota AVANZA Indonesia 2014 top selling carIndonesiaís future car market - Future outlook looking promising
Yet another BRIC member in the making?
  > Global car sales zoom to new record high


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UNITED KINGDOM / HYBRID AID EXCLUSIVE

UK hybird car sales 2014 - UK Toyota PriusUK - Europeís hybrid capital
UK, in sales volume, remains Europeís leading hybrid car market
  > Early adopters - Fall in Norway's November PEV sales


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WESTERN EUROPE / HYBRID AID EXCLUSIVE

West European Hybrid car sales by country graphicIn Europe hybrid car engine still lacks drive
Hybrid cars made up only 1.6 per cent of last yearís West European new car market
  > Sub $50 oil delivers blow to electric car industry


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterPrestige sector car wars Ė to an extent 
"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most profitable of them all
Peter Schmidt - Editor

 
> EDITORIAL | When fuel is cheap buyers head for larger cars

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

By country 2014 v 2013

> EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By country February 2015 v February 2014
By country 2-months 2015 v 2-months 2014

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque February 2015 v February 2014
By manufacturer and marque 2-months 2015 v 2-months 2014

> INDONESIA Car Sales   AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By manufacturer and marque 2014 v 2013

> INDONESIA Car Sales   AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By top selling models 2014  

 


 

AID Newsletter front page 1504

 ISSUE NL1504 | Published - 05 March 2015
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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

AID Graphic BMW I3 Charging electric fuel stationElectric car sales data banner Hardly an electrifying start to Europeís 2015 electric car season
Signs that spirit lifting fizz in December has dispersed again
  > Sub $50 oil blow to struggling electric car industry


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NEW PRODUCT

New product vehicle evaluation VW Passat 2015MY Varriant Estate BlueMoving on up - VW Passat
VWís award-winning new Passat is not a car that private buyers lust after
  > NEW PRODUCT TEST - Porsche Macan


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CHINA AID EXCLUSIVE

Hong Kong heavy traffic March 2015 red busLull before the storm
For now at least, China builds cars foremost for its own consumption
  > No immediate end in sight to Chinaís prestige bonanza


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WORLD AID EXCLUSIVE

World car production 2014 by market USA ChinaChina and US lead in 2014 global car production stakes
Accelerating switch to SUV/Crossovers echoed in last yearís US production
  > For German carmakers Britainís roads paved with gold


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BRAZIL

Renault production plant Curbirita BrazilBrazilís move from fast Samba to sobering austerity blues
Writing on the wall for Brazilís long-running carmaking oligopoly
  > Brazilís car sales chill persists


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterWhen fuel is cheap buyers head for larger cars 
"Not only in the US and Europe, but almost anywhere else on the planet, SUV-Crossovers were transformed from villain to hero
Peter Schmidt - Editor
 
> EDITORIAL | German car buying trends in 2020 and beyond

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> WORLD Car PRODUCTION  AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By country and region 2014 v 2013

> BRAZIL Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque December 2014 v December 2013
By manufacturer and marque 2014 v 2013

> BRAZIL Car Sales   
 

By model 12-months 2014 v 12-months 2013

> BRAZIL SUV/CROSSOVER Sales   
 

By model 12-months 2014 v 12-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE ELECTRIC CAR Sales  AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By country January 2015 v January 2014
By top selling model for top 3 markets January 2015

 


 

AID Newsletter front page 1503

 ISSUE NL1503 | Published - 19 February 2015
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JAPAN

Japan midgit car sales trends 2014 Japanese passenger car market CY 2014 analysis - Off steroids
After years on the drip feed, Japanís car market forced to walk unaided
  > Belated Japanese love-affair with SUV-Crossovers?


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TRUCKS

MAN truck yellow water December 2014Decemberís heavy truck market more than halved
Striking contrasts seen in last yearís European truck sales fortunes
  > Europeís truck makers pay price for Q4 2013 pre-buying


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterThereís more to cost-effective car production than low wage costs 
"At a time when satisfactory profit margins for most mass carmakers are hard to come by, it is paramount to build your price sensitive cars in a low cost country, right?
Peter Schmidt - Editor
 
> EDITORIAL | German car buying trends in 2020 and beyond

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UNITED KINGDOM AID EXCLUSIVE

German car production going to UK 2014 For German carmakers Britainís roads are still paved with gold
50% plus - UK market share of German manufacturers in 2014
  > Audi likely to retain UKís prestige car sales crown


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WORLD / PREMIUM  BRANDS

Mercedes profits EBIT history True vintage year for Mercedes
Bumper result for 2014 - expects further ďsignificant growthĒ for current year - same goes for van and truck range
  > Has Jaguarís champagne lost its sparkle?


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WESTERN EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE

Mitsubishi Mirage and Outlander January 2015 Mitsubishi, thanks to popularity of Outlander PHEV already outsells Honda
Near doubling in Januaryís W.European sales
  > Outlander PHEV balloon suddenly takes to the sky


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

By country January 2015 v January 2014

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque January 2015 v January 2014

> WESTERN EUROPE / TRUCKS TRUCK Sales  
 

By country December 2014 v December 2013
By country 12-months 2014 v 12-months 2013

> JAPAN Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque December 2014 v December 2013
By manufacturer and marque 12-months 2014 v 12-months 2013

> JAPAN Car Sales   
 

By sector December 2014 v December 2013
By sector 12-months 2014 v 12-months 2013

 



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