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AID NEWSLETTER 1702 MEMBERS EDITION  ISSUE NL1702 | Published - 03 February 2017
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| USA    
USA JAPANESE SUVs 2016 sales
Top three selling SUVs in US last year came from Japanese manufacturers

Last year’s US Camry sales slipped 9.5 per cent to 388,618 units. But a reflection of last year’s trends, that slack was taken up by a contrasting 11.6 per cent sales gain to a not dissimilar 352,154 units from Toyota’s latest RAV-4. Last year’s US sales story at Honda was largely the same. Last year’s US Accord sales slipped 5.1 per cent to 345,951 units, but that was at least partly offset by a 3.4 per cent sales gain to 357,335 from Honda’s strikingly popular CR-V SUVCrossover


  | Crossover country - Type of car bought by today’s US buyers has changed
 
| US | It’s the big SUV comeback


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterStar reborn

"For Daimler’s Mercedes car division the pendulum of success has swung back and forth several times in its long and tradition-rich history. The same goes for the fortunes of Daimler’s current CEO Dieter Zetsche, who boasts the combined rare skills needed for both top-notch leadership and professional showman
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Mercedes sets sights on global prestige sector crown and wins 4-years early
  | 2016 winners are? – Prestige carmakers continue to steal mass-carmakers sales


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Renault Zoe tops best seller electric car BEV list in Western Europe 2016Renault Zoe was last year’s top-selling electric car (BEV) in Western Europe, AID’s own data reveal

Renault’s Zoe was last year’s top-selling electric car in Western Europe with 21,240 registered, 15.3 per cent higher than the 18,423 units registered in the previous full year, according to AID’s exclusive own data. Adding more praise, with 2,853 cars registered Zoe also topped December’s West Europe’s BEV league. But it certainly wasn’t a one horse race. Nissan’s Leaf took last year’s runner-up slot followed in third position by BMW’s i3, which was last year’s fastest notable gainer, according to AID’s exclusive data



  | European BEV electric car share remained stuck at an unchanged 0.68 per cent
 
| Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


 

| USA |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
USA Crossover vs. passenger car share 2016Crossover country - Type of car bought by today’s US buyers has changed

Never before in domestic US Light-Vehicles history have so many vehicles been sold as last year. This new 17.5m record, although most featured in media reporting, barely scrapes the surface. That’s chiefly because last year saw a multitude of new all-time records in what still ranks as the world’s second biggest Light-Vehicle market. Perhaps most captivating for market observers and part of a tale now strongly echoed in both China and Europe, last year’s record 6.9 million US sales of SUV-Crossovers effectively equalled continuously dwindling sales of conventionally bodied passenger cars such as saloons

  

  | Never in US history have Light-Trucks captured a higher share of sales
 
| US | It’s the big SUV comeback


 

| WORLD |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
China, the US and Western Europe live up to autoindustry’s ‘pillars of strength’ reputation

Testament to their long-standing reputation as the autoindustry’s genuine powerhouse markets, last year’s combined new car sales in the still vibrant main markets of China, the US and Western Europe alone reached a record 54.3m cars, thus accounting for around eight-in-ten of last year’s global new car sales

  

  | Lingering gloom as Brazil’s car sales continue to plummet
 
| Today’s Russian car sales are running at just half the levels seen in 2013


 

| EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Europe full year diesel car salesDiesels at the Crossroads 
49.5% 2016 West European diesel share

AID’s exclusively compiled data reveals that less than half the new cars sold in Western Europe last year – (49.5%) - were powered by diesels, worst turnout since 2009


  | End is near – final hammer blow in VW’s US Dieselgate affair
 
| Europe’s diesel car market just keeps deteriorating


 

| WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS    
Europe’s heavy truck market 
finally returns to near pre-crisis level

A welcome whiff of the good old pre-crisis days has not only returned to West Europe’s car market, the same goes for heavy trucks


  | EDITORIAL | It’s tough out there for stand-alone truckers
 
| Scania wheels out all-new heavy truck range


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Full year 2016 electric car sales BEV plug-in EuropeLast year’s European BEV electric car share remained unchanged at 0.68%

Last year’s electric car (BEV) market in Western Europe, after progressively losing all of the fizz witnessed during the early part of the year, ended on a decidedly downbeat note. AID’s own exclusively compiled figures reveal that last year’s BEV sales – excluding plug-in-hybrids (PHEVs) - rose by a slightly slower than average 4.6 per cent to just 94,056 units. Testament to the view that true underlying BEV demand in Europe remains a great dealer lower than some optimistic prognosticators had earlier anticipated, last year’s European BEV share remained stuck at an unchanged 0.68 per cent  


  | November’s Electric Car market sees 6th fall in past 7-months
 
| Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country December 2016 v December 2015
|  By country 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country Dec 2016 v Dec 2015
|  By country 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer Dec 2016 v Dec 2015
|  By manufacturer 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country Dec 2016 v Dec 2015
|  By country 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| USA 
LIGHT-TRUCK SALES
  |  By manufacturer by Segment December 2016 v December 2015
|  By manufacturer by Segment  12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT |  AID EXCLUSIVE  
WORLD CAR SALES Q4
  |  AID's latest quarterly statistical car sales supplement

 


 

 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1701 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1701 | Published - 18 January 2017
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| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterMay unveils hard Brexit flight plan

"Now we know it. Theresa May and her government have now made it abundantly clear that post-Brexit Britain cannot remain within the European single market. What does it mean for the autoindustry?
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| All change, global autoindustry finds itself at a crossroads
  | Déjà-vu - return to infamous ‘Rip-Off Britain’ days?


 

| PREMIUM BRANDS    
Mercedes sets sights on global prestige sector crown and wins 4-years early

Mercedes, the manufacturer of high-status prestige cars has last year comfortably recaptured the sales crown in the lucrative world of global prestige sector sales. Originally, Mercedes had set 2020 as the target for unseating BMW from its long-held global prestige sector throne. Worldwide, Mercedes also retained the coveted title as the fastest growing German prestige carmaker  


  | For Mercedes, BMW and Audi, this Christmas will be merrier than ever
 
| Mercedes’ car profits take big hit as exceptionals take toll


 

| EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE    
2016 Premium car market share gains western EuropeAnd the 2016 winners are? – Prestige carmakers continue to steal mass-carmakers sales

With West Europe’s new car sales finally inching back to the 14m level last year, the autoindustry’s best turnout since pre-crisis 2007, the car sales gap between Europe’s hard-squeezed volume car makers and their still money-raking premium car rivals has continued to widen  


  | New car sales in W. Europe return to highest annual sales level since pre-crisis 2007
 
| Europe almost back to pre-crisis car sales


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
November’s BEV market sees 6th fall in past 7-months

The 6th fall in the past seven months, with November’s West European electric car sales (BEVs) falling by 1.4 per cent, gives credence to the downbeat view that European consumers’ appetite for latest electric cars, despite on-going sweetheart BEV ownership conditions and tempting financial purchase/lease incentives, remains a great deal weaker than the industry had hoped.  


  | BMW’s i3 heads October’s electric top-sellers chart
 
| Joint autoindustry move to turbocharge Europe’s BEV recharging infrastructure


 

| USA | DIESELS   
US Emission VW agreement grillEnd is near – final hammer blow in VW’s US Dieselgate affair

Volkswagen US Dieselgate settlements – expectation of near imminent “Guilty Plea” linked to binding agreement to pay $4.3bn US criminal and civil fines – VW said “the payment obligations are expected to lead to a financial expense that exceeds the current provisions  


  | Europe’s diesel car market just keeps deteriorating
 
| Europe’s diesel demand crisis deepening


 

| EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE  
New car sales in W-Europe return to highest annual sales level since pre-crisis 2007

New car sales last year returned comfortably to the highest level since the beginning of the global financial crisis, boosted strongly by healthy car sales growth in all but two of the region’s markets monitored every month by AID market observers. December saw the 38th sales gain in the past 40 months.  


  | November sales up 4.6%, on course for best sales since 2007
 
| Europe’s diesel car market just keeps deteriorating


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country December 2016 v December 2015
|  By country 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer December 2016 v December 2015
|  By manufacturer 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By country Nov 2016 v Nov 2015
|  By country 11-months 2016 v 11-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer Nov 2016 v Nov 2015
|  By manufacturer 11-months 2016 v 11-months 2015
| INDIA 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer December 2016 v December 2015
|  By manufacturer 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer December 2016 v December 2015
|  By manufacturer 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015

|  By major market December 2016 v December 2015
|  By major market 12-months 2016 v 12-months 2015

 


 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1623 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1623/24 | Published - 16 December 2016
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| WORLD | URBAN MOBILITY 
Car hailing services urban mobility uber gett moiaVW unveils MOIA - landmark car-hailing UBER fighter - as Group’s 13th brand

Volkswagen, evidently concerned about its place in a world where notably fewer individuals may choose to own their own cars, particularly in forever expanding global cities, decided to get further into the act with the launch of its own ride-hailing and mobility service company. Called MOIA, Volkswagen Group’s own start-up - launched at London tech show - is a stand-alone Zeitgeist service mobility brand to be headquartered in Europe’s emerging tech capital, Berlin.  


  | BMW’s i3 heads October’s electric top-sellers chart
 
| Joint autoindustry move to turbocharge Europe’s BEV recharging infrastructure


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterAll change, global autoindustry finds itself at a crossroads?

"Whichever way recent events are looked at, we are witnessing the start of a paradigm shift in the automotive world. All-round drastic change is underway. The few unwilling to change will eventually be swept away by a whirlwind of change. If not in the next five or so years, but then in all likelihood during the mid to late 2020s at the very latest
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Goals, to be meaningful, must be achievable
  | Uber and Volvo self-driving taxi joint-venture


 

| EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE      
West European BMW sales 11-Months 2016Europe’s Luxury car sales party remains in full swing

The BMW Group sold more cars in November’s West European car market than mass market heavyweights Ford and Peugeot. According to AID’s provisional November car sales numbers, for Western Europe, BMW Group’s sales rose almost three times faster than the overall market, thanks in no small part to strong November sales push efforts in Germany and in the UK in particular  


  | Mercedes, at this year’s 11-months stage, sold more cars than during last year
 
| November sales up 4.6%, on course for best sales since 2007


 

| PREMIUM BRANDS      
Mercedes, at this year’s 11-months stage, already sold more cars than during the whole of last year

Conducting its global car sales business in just such manner, in the 11-months to November this year the brand with the three-pointed star already sold more Mercedes-badged cars than during the whole of last year.  


  | For Mercedes, BMW and Audi, this Christmas will be merrier than ever
 
| Mercedes’ car profits take big hit as exceptionals take toll


 

| EUROPE | AID EXCLUSIVE     
November sales up 4.6%, on course for best sales since 2007

West Europe’s seemingly inexorable march towards the 14m annual car sales level, the highest annual car sales level since pre-crisis 2007, may have stumbled in October, but if AID’s provisional sales figures for November are any guide, the market regained at least some of its formerly witnessed upward momentum. 


  | Europe’s car sales fell 1% in October, weighed down by one fewer selling day
 
| Europe’s diesel car market just keeps deteriorating


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country November 2016 v November 2015
|  By country 11-months 2016 v 11-months 2015
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer November 2016 v November 2015
|  By manufacturer 11-months 2016 v 11-months 2015
| EUROPE 
SMART CAR SALES
  |  By country Nov 2016 v Nov 2015
|  By country 11-months 2016 v 11-months 2015
| UNITED KINGDOM 
LCV SALES
  |  By manufacturer 11-months 2016 v 11-months 2015

 


 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER 1622 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1622 | Published - 02 December 2016
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| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE     
BMW i3 Top selling electric car OctoberBMW’s i3 heads October’s electric top-sellers chart

The BMW i3, for the third consecutive month, topped West Europe’s electric best sellers’ list last month and is third in the year-to-date listing behind the still segment leading Renault Zoe and Nissan’s second placed Leaf



  | October’s BEV electric car market runs out of charge in Europe
 
| Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt Editor In Chief AID NewsletterSilicon Autobahn - No pain, no gain, but will it fly?

"Given German carmakers’ decision to boost the number of genuinely high-power BEV recharging stations in key European locations, is there reason to believe that anything will change? By close of next year, thanks to their efforts, there’s hope that electric car drivers will be able to drive from Berlin to Barcelona and Prague to Paris without the dreaded range anxiety. But whether that cuts any ice with Joe Public, interested at best in a battery powered Golf, Leaf or possibly Zoe, remains an altogether different question
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Goals, to be meaningful, must be achievable
  | Uber and Volvo self-driving taxi joint-venture


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET    
CSS Combo Ultra Fast Charging network AID Newsletter SuperchargerJoint autoindustry move to turbocharge Europe’s long distance BEV recharging infrastructure

BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen Group, including Audi and Porsche, jointly announced today to turbocharge the creation of an ultra-fast electric car (BEV) recharging network in Europe in order to pave the way for anxiety-free long-distance electric car travel across Europe’s major road and motorway network 



  | October’s BEV electric car market runs out of charge in Europe
 
| Tesla’s previous European highflyer takes a nosedive


 

| BRIC | BRAZIL    
Brazil car sales OCtober VW Up! AID NewsletterLingering gloom as Brazil’s car sales continue to plummet

Latin America’s biggest car market, still seen as a car sales dynamo during the heydays of the BRIC market era, first came to a screeching halt in 2014 and sales have continued to spiral downwards ever since. Judged from latest car sales data, and already ten months through the current year, there is little prospect of a quick turnaround, keeping this year’s frail-looking Brazilian car market on course for the lowest annual car sales in a decade


  | Today’s Russian car sales are running at just half the levels seen in 2013
 
| Renault, with India-built KWID Crossover, set the cat among the pigeons


 

| EUROPE | 4X4 MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE   
Mercedes 4Matic 4x4 sales trends Western EuropeIn Europe, demand for four driven wheels has never been higher

The rip-roaring sales gains from 4WD passenger cars, a sector made up not only of trendy and fast-selling SUV-Crossovers but also of conventional cars from 4x4 experts Subaru plus conventionally styled prestige sector saloons, estates and even coupes from mainly Audi, BMW and Mercedes, continued to pick up where they left off from last year’s record result. That’s driven home by AID compiled figures showing that Europe’s still buzzing 4WD car segment remains on course for a sixth successive all time record


  | 4WDs still pulling Swiss car buying crowds
 
| 4WD take-up rate in Europe’s recovering car market hits yet another all-time record


 

| EUROPE | NEW TECHNOLOGY  
Audi Smart Factor 2016 drone steering wheelVorsprung durch Technik – Audi’s promising new modus operandi leading eventually to the ‘Smart Factory’

You can’t but feel pity for Audi’s strategists. With the scope for unique technological individuality of its cars shrinking both progressively and inevitably, Audi’s strategic thinkers came up with a plausible plan capable of breathing some vital new life, albeit in different form, into its Vorsprung durch Technik mantra


  | Self-parking cars - Bosch and Daimler’s car2go pool know-how
 
| Europe fastest growing luxury car sales scene


 

| EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |  AID EXCLUSIVE 
West European Electric car sales trends October 2016 AID NewsletterOctober’s electric car market runs out of charge in Europe

Europe’s electric car market is faring a great deal worse than hoped only a year ago. Despite generous ongoing purchase and user incentives, a steady rise in electric car choice, a gradual uplift in real-life driving range and continuing electric car infrastructure improvements, European consumers’ appetite for today’s electric cars (BEVs) still remains a great deal weaker than the industry had hoped. That’s the stark message from AID’s exclusively compiled October electric car registration figures for the whole of Western Europe


  | Electric car market, stuck in neutral for four months, back into gear in September
 
| Europe’s electric car market suffers 4th monthly fall in a row


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By country Oct 2016 v Oct 2015
|  By country 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer Oct 2016 v Oct 2015
|  By manufacturer 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country October 2016 v October 2015
|  By country 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
| BRAZIL 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer October 2016 v October 2015
|  By manufacturer 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015
|  By top selling model October 2016 v October 2015
|  By top selling model 10-months 2016 v 10-months 2015

 


 

 

 


 

 

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

 



 

 


 

 


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