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AID Newsletter Memebers front page 1502

 ISSUE NL1502 | Published - 05 February 2015
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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

2014 electric car sales analysis
Sub $50 oil delivers blow to already struggling electric car industry
  > November sees first drop in W-European electric sales


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RUSSIA

Datsun On-DO Russian flag Big Siberian chill
Russia’s car market forecast to take headlong 24% plunge this year
  > RUSSIA - Slip, sliding away - Domestic Lada


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 WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT 2014  AID EXCLUSIVE

 

World Car Sales Quarterly SupplementFull Year Car Sales Supplement
World Car Sales Supplement only available to full subscribers
> Europe’s November car sales pace slows to a trickle


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WORLD / PREMIUM  BRANDS

German Premium Executive Sector offering 2015 Audi forced to dig deeper to retain coveted No 2 prestige sector slot
No detectable signs that spending boom during recent years is about to run out of oxygen
  > Mercedes - Flying start into 2014


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Me too – European eyes on Toyota’s potent medicine 
"Toyota’s 3rd quarter global operating margin skyrocketed to 10.6 per cent. A comparison. VW Cars, during last year’s 3rd quarter, posted a meagre 2.8 per cent operating margin
Peter Schmidt - Editor
 
> EDITORIAL | USA - Blast from the past

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WESTERN EUROPE / DIESELS AID EXCLUSIVE

Diesel fuelled cars still reign supreme throughout W- Europe
AID data reveals that diesels still captured more than half of last year’s W- European car market
  > More than half Maseratis sold in Germany are diesels


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

By country 12-months 2014 v 12-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE ELECTRIC CAR Sales  AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By country December 2014 v December 2013
By country 12-months 2014 v 12-months 2013
By top selling model 12-months 2014

> World Prestige Car Sales   
 

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

> CHINA Prestige Car Sales   
 

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

> USA Prestige Car Sales   
 

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

> RUSSIA Car Sales  
 

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

> WORLD WORLD CAR SALES STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT AID EXCLUSIVE
 

New car sales by major market:
>
 Full year 2014 v Full year 2013
>  Plus history (includes BRIC markets)


WESTERN EUROPE  
New car sales by manufacturer and market:
>  Full year 2014 v Full year 2013
>  Historical quarterly changes manufactures & markets


AID Newsletter Memebers front page 1501

 ISSUE NL1501 | Published - 16 January 2015
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USA

US passenger car sales mix full year 2014 Cheap fuel sparks rethink
Fuel-sippers don’t make sense in the US when fuel is cheap and plentiful
  > Dynamism, after this year’s early jitters, returns to US Light-Vehicle marke


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NEW PRODUCT

Porsche Macan S studio blue 2015MY We’ve got 2nd stage ignition - 
Porsche Macan

Stylish Macan set to lift Porsche’s annual sales to 200,000 + units this year
  > NEW PRODUCT TEST - Audi’s TT prestige symbol


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BRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

China motorway rush hour 2014Just one remaining BRIC pillar 
of strength

Ongoing car sales wobble in three out of four BRIC member countries
  > Brazil’s car sales chill persists


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

USA - Blast from the past 
"It wouldn’t be all that far fetched to imagine that America’s car buying public could, and possibly will, gravitate once more towards larger and more powerful SUVs
Peter Schmidt - Editor
 
> EDITORIAL | There may be a bright side to Russia’s gloom

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WORLD AID EXCLUSIVE

World car sales 2014 by region Global car sales zoom to new record high, fifth record in a row
Boosted chiefly by high ongoing demand in China and an earlier than feared return from US
  > China’s car production at full throttle


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WESTERN EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE

West European full year passenger car sales trends 2014 and history Poor European car sales year ends on upbeat note, AID compiled figures reveal
Car sales recovery in Western Europe has now seen 15 successive months of unbroken growth
  > Europe’s November car sales pace slows to a trickle


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

By selected country Full Year 2014 v Full Year 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By country December 2014 v December 2013
By country Full Year 2014 v Full Year 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

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

> WESTERN EUROPE ELECTRIC CAR Sales  AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By country November 2014 v November 2013
By country 11-months 2014 v 11-months 2013

> USA LIGHT VEHICLE Sales  
 

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



AID Newsletter Memebers front page 1423

 ISSUE NL1423 | Published - 19 December 2014
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WORLD / PREMIUM  BRANDS

Jagaur Land Rover Quarterly sales 2014 graphic Has Jaguar’s champagne lost its sparkle?
Has Jaguar’s champagne lost its sparkle in hotly contested US market?
  > For Porsche this year’s Christmas will be merrier than ever


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GERMANY

Porsche hybrid plug-in badgeJust 2,273 hybrids sold in Germany in November
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink
  > European PHEV lift-off


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NORWAY / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

Norway electric car sales history by month graphicLimit to early adopters - Fall in Norway's November PEV sales
Has Norway’s dizzying rate of electric car sales growth peaked?
  > Europe’s EV sales grow at slowest pace in 10 months


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

There may be a bright side to Russia’s gloom 
"If media reports are anything to go by, Russia’s consumers, far from shedding tears, are now entering up-market shops in droves in order to snap up high-ticket imported consumer items before the inevitable steep price hikes sparked by the rouble's massive devaluation." Peter Schmidt - Editor
 
> Slip, sliding away - Domestic Lada

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NEW PRODUCT

Audi TT 2015MY blue studio shotAudi’s driveway prestige symbol replaced
All-new Audi TT sports coupé slips into UK dealer showrooms
  > Mini 5-door - Rebirth of British automotive icon


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WESTERN EUROPE

West European Annualised car registrations 2014Europe’s November car sales pace slows to a trickle
Lacklustre flow of new car sales data for Western Europe continued in November
  > Soon half the Porsches sold will be SUV-Crossovers


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

By country November 2014 v November 2013
By country 11-months 2014 v 11-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque November 2014 v November 2013
By manufacturer and marque 11-months 2014 v 11-months 2013

> World Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque November 2014 v November 2013
By manufacturer and marque 11-months 2014 v 11-months 2013

> CHINA Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque November 2014 v November 2013
By manufacturer and marque 11-months 2014 v 11-months 2013

> USA Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque November 2014 v November 2013
By manufacturer and marque 11-months 2014 v 11-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE / TRUCKS TRUCK Sales  
 

By country October 2014 v October 2013
By country 10-months 2014 v 10-months 2013

> USA / TRUCKS TRUCK Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque October 2014 v October 2013
By manufacturer and marque 10-months 2014 v 10-months 2013


AID Newsletter front page 1423

 ISSUE NL1422 | Published - 05 December 2014
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UNITED KINGDOM

UK Audi sales history to 2014Rings of confidence
Audi likely to retain UK’s prestige car sales crown for second year running 
  >Boil to simmer - World prestige car sales
 


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GERMANY

German premium 4WD 4x4 brandingAffluent tempted by 4WD safety
Half of Germany’s Mercedes S-Class buyers opt for 4WD
  > Soon half the Porsches sold will be trendy SUV-Crossovers
 


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UNITED KINGDOM

London The Mall traffic Summer 2014Rekindled car love-affair
Britain first to emerge from Europe’s long drawn out car sales drought 
  >Middle ranked players make most of the running
 


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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

West European Electric car sales history Mar-Oct 2014 Europe’s October electric car sales grow at slowest pace in 10 months
Germany and France main drag on region’s electric car sales growth
  > Norway's Electric Car Scene - Is this as good as it gets?


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

City dwellers encouraged to do without their cars  
"Possibility is, the way things stand at present, that in just a few years from now the industry may conceivably look back at these early years of the current millennium as Europe’s last golden autoindustry era"
 
> NEW PRODUCT | BMW/Sixt’s DriveNow car-sharing scheme

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SWITZERLAND

Swiss 4WD car sales history share 4WDs still pulling Swiss car buying crowds
Switzerland's 4WD car sales share almost guaranteed to touch the record 38 per cent mark 
> By historical Swiss standards, 2013 was a good year
 


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WESTERN EUROPE / PREMIUM  BRANDS

Porsche graph small sales history Western EuropeFor Porsche this year’s Christmas will be merrier than ever
Porsche’s long-standing 2007 car sales record in Western Europe will be pulverised this year
  > All about the right product - Porsche


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

By country October 2014 v October 2013
By country 10-months 2014 v 10-months 2013
By quarter Q1 2013 - Q3 2014 + October

> GERMANY 4x4 Car Sales  
 

Top selling 4x4 passenger car models 10-months 2014 v 10-months 2013

> UNITED KINGDOM Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque October 2014 v October 2013
By manufacturer and marque 10-months 2014 v 10-months 2013



AID Newsletter front page 1421

 ISSUE NL1421 | Published - 20 November 2014
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STOCK MARKET VIEW

Nissan US transport train Falling Yen poses big threat to US car manufacturers
Morgan Stanley sees content, rather than price war - Could Europe be hit hard too?
  > China allows parallel imports - bodes ill for premium cars


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PREMIUM  BRANDS

World prestige car sales selected brands Boil to simmer - World prestige car sales
Global prestige car sales growth comes off the boil
  > All about the right product - Porsche


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BRAZIL

Brazil car sales October 2014 Hyundai HB20Brazil’s car sales chill persists - leaders face up to stiff new competition
The latest health check on Brazil’s car market could hardly be worse
  > RUSSIA - Slip, sliding away - Domestic Lada


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Toyota Mirai concept Geneva 2014 blue Fuel Cell
Toyota’s fuel-cell powered Mirai – nail in electric coffin? 

"A true technology leader is surely one who knows the way, shows the way, and goes the way. Overnight, it has made pure electric cars seem yesterday’s news"
 
> EDITORIAL | German car buying trends in 2020 and beyond

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WESTERN EUROPE

Western Europe LCV sales historyThis time it’s VW’s own creation
VW’s next Crafter Medium-Van to be built in Poland from mid 2016
  > Renault hopes to steal market share in Europe’s recovering van market


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WESTERN EUROPE / DIESELS AID EXCLUSIVE

West European Diesel car sales share 9-Months Info graphicEurope’s diesel car demand remains in robust good health
Diesel car sales share, at 53.2 per cent after nine months remains unchanged from a year ago
  > Bentley diesel on the way?


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WESTERN EUROPE

Mass market manufacturers Europe 2014 Middle ranked players make most of the running
Europe’s forgotten midfield players find their voices again
  > European PHEV lift-off


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WESTERN EUROPE

Head-up display October car sales Western EuropeWest Europe’s car sales train regains momentum in October
Buoyant Britain, Spain’s ongoing scrappage incentives spark 5.8% October car sales rise
  > West European passenger car recovery back on steam


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

By country 9-months 2014 v 9-months 2013
Top selling diesel models 6-months 2014
Diesel car sales split by segment full year 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By country October 2014 v October 2013
By country 10-months 2014 v 10-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque October 2014 v October 2013
By manufacturer and marque 10-months 2014 v 10-months 2013

> BRAZIL Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque October 2014 v October 2013
By manufacturer and marque 10-months 2014 v 10-months 2013
Top selling passenger car models 10-months
2014 v 10-months 2013
Top selling SUV/Crossover models 10-months
2014 v 10-months 2013

> World Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque October 2014 v October 2013
By manufacturer and marque 10-months 2014 v 10-months 2013

> CHINA Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque October 2014 v October 2013
By manufacturer and marque 10-months 2014 v 10-months 2013

> USA Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque October 2014 v October 2013
By manufacturer and marque 10-months 2014 v 10-months 2013



AID Newsletter front page 1420

 ISSUE NL1420 | Published - 05 November 2014
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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

Norway Electric car sales 2014 by month to September Norway's Electric Car Scene - Is this as good as it gets?
Has Norway’s sizzling electric car market already plateaued?
  > W.Europe's hybrid car market - Big mountain to climb


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TRUCKS

Daimler truck ranger Freightliner Fuso 2014Daimler - ‘God bless America’
Mercedes Trucks, thanks to US, posts 29% jump in 9-months profits
  > Europe’s truck makers to pay price for Q4 2013 pre-buying


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NEW PRODUCT

Mini 5-door product test plus mini sales history western europe
Mini 5-door - Rebirth of British automotive icon
New larger Mini takes to the road, this time with four doors

  > NEW PRODUCT EVALUATION | New Twingo - Full of smart ideas


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WESTERN EUROPE / PHEV AID EXCLUSIVE

Mitsubishi European Outlander PHEV sales Graphic trendsEuropean PHEV lift-off
Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV balloon suddenly takes to the sky

  > September electric car market - Mere blip or lasting change in trends?


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

Masterclass - BMW’s own answer to VW’s MQB strategy
"BMW already aims for a pre-tax margin range between 8 to 10 per cent. Chances are that in the years ahead this could be beaten by some margin thanks to its chosen FWD platform sharing strategy"
 
> EDITORIAL | German car buying trends in 2020 and beyond

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 WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT 2014  AID EXCLUSIVE

 

Q3 Car Sales Supplement
World Car Sales Supplement only available to full subscribers
AID Newsletter Q3 2014 World car sales supplement snapshot


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WESTERN EUROPE

Skoda badge Geneva motor show grillŠkoda rides to the rescue of VW’s fading car arm
VW now forecasting Group operating return on sales between 5.5% and 6.5% in 2014
  > Richer mix lifts Mercedes Q2 car profits more than a third


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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

European quarterly electric car sales historyWest European Electric Car Sales by marketSeptember EV market - Mere blip or lasting change in trends?
Renault and Nissan put fizz into September’s EV market
  > Wasn’t Europe supposed to be a dying market for diesel cars?


DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
> ELECTRIC CAR Sales  AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By country September 2014 v September 2013
By country 9-months 2014 v 9-months 2013
By quarter Q1 2013 - Q3 2014

> WORLD CAR SALES STATISTICAL SUPPLEMENT AID EXCLUSIVE 
 

WORLD New car sales by major market:
>  First 9-months 2014 v First 9-months 2013
>  plus history (includes BRIC markets)

 
WESTERN EUROPE Detailed new car sales analysis by manufacturer and market:
>  First 9-months 2014 v First 9-months 2013
>  plus history including quarterly changes for manufactures and markets



AID Newsletter front page 1419

 ISSUE NL1419 | Published - 07 October 2014
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WESTERN EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE

Tope selling hybrid cars Western EuropeHybrid bannerW.Europe's hybrid car market - Big mountain to climb
Starting gun fired but buyers not listening
  > Wasn’t Europe supposed to be a dying diesel market?


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CHINA

Mercedes GLA China smallBaby Benz for China’s future
Mercedes plans to boost production of A-Class family cars in China
  > No immediate end in sight to China’s ongoing prestige sector bonanza


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GERMANY

Berlin Germn traffic World Cup GolfGerman autumn offensive
Volkswagen fires big opening broadside in home car marketing war
  > French August car sales shrink to lowest level in decades


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NEW PRODUCT

Volkswagen Passat 2015MY product review New VW Passat - scaled up Golf VII
Last remaining big player in Europe’s long-fading Upper-Medium sector

 
> NEW PRODUCT | Renault’s all-new Twingo III, the rear-driven city car


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WESTERN EUROPE AID EXCLUSIVE

West European hybrid car sales 1st half 2014Few signs of life seen in Europe’s hybrid car market
Toyota Lexus alone takes well over 80% of Europe’s hybrid car market
  > Electric car sales pace, far from growing, is slowing


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

A field day for the sceptics
"The question on the minds of some sceptics now is, as various commentator have put it most topically, “will $80 oil kill the electric car?”... Highly unlikely"
 
> EDITORIAL | Cabriolets on the way out, long live SUV-Crossovers

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WESTERN EUROPE

Nissan Toyota W. European sales trends 2014Nissan outsells Toyota in West Europe’s September car market
For 3rd time this year, Nissan overtakes Toyota as biggest Japanese car seller in W-Europe
  > Nissan about to topple Toyota in Europe?


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WESTERN EUROPE

Paris Bastille traffic 2014 OctoberWest European passenger car recovery back on steam
Healthy 5.7% rise in September car sales eases fears of slowing European car sales recovery
  > French August car sales shrink to lowest level in decades


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

By country 1st Half 2014 v Full Year 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE  HYBRID CAR Sales AID EXCLUSIVE
 

By top selling model 1st Half 2014

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By country September 2014 v September 2013
By country 9-months 2014 v 9-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque September 2014 v September 2013
By manufacturer and marque 9-months 2014 v 9-months 2013

> GERMANY Car Sales  
 

By manufacturer and marque September 2014 v September 2013
By manufacturer and marque 9-months 2014 v 9-months 2013



AID Newsletter front page 1418

 ISSUE NL1418 | Published - 02 October 2014
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WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC AID EXCLUSIVE

August electric car sales Western EuropeElectric car sales pace, far from growing, is slowing
August electric car registrations in Western Europe, compared with previous month, slipped for 2nd month
  > July shows deceptive surge in Europe’s electric car sales


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FRANCE

French car sales historyFrench August car sales shrink to lowest level in decades
August new car sales mark lowest level for this particular month since AID records began
  > Less pain in Spain 


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EDITORIAL  FULL ARTICLE 

German car buying trends in 2020 and beyond
"substantial inroads form PHEVs, which by 2040, are predicted to account for 11 per cent of German sales"
 
> EDITORIAL | A friend in need - Renault-Bolloré

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WESTERN EUROPE / TRUCKS

Euro 6 Scania truck 2014Europe’s truck makers to pay price for Q4 2013 pre-buying
For Europe’s truck makers things will get worse before they get better
  > Mixed bag for Mercedes global truck sales


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PREMIUM  BRANDS

Porsche wheel and brake redAll about the right product - Porsche
Porsche, thanks to Macan, has changed up a gear
  > Mercedes remains fastest notable gainer on global premium car stage


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COMMENT

Rolls-Royce Paris 2014Paris - Keep champagne on ice
Paris Show euphoria premature as economic gloom thickens
  > All-new Volvo XC-90 faces harsh competition


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NEW PRODUCT

Renault Twingo new product test white New Twingo - Full of smart ideas
Renault’s all-new Twingo III, the rear-driven city-car

 
> Diesel piston technology for latest diesel engines moves full circle


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FRANCE

Renault Twingo wheel red detailRenault in its domestic backyard
Is this the beginning of Renault’s strong domestic comeback?
  > Renault Group, in photo finish, nudge aside Peugeot-Citroën in June’s W-European car market


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WESTERN EUROPE  AID EXCLUSIVE

Bentley bonnet badgeBentley diesel on the way?
Bentley tells AID Newsletter that it is currently evaluating the possibility of also offering a diesel option
  > More than half the Maseratis sold in Germany so far this year are diesels


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

By manufacturer and marque August 2014 v August 2013
By manufacturer and marque 8-months 2014 v 8-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE / ELECTRIC ELECTRIC CAR Sales  
 

By country August 2014 v August 2013
By country 8-months 2014 v 8-months 2013

> World Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque August 2014 v August 2013
By manufacturer and marque 8-months 2014 v 8-months 2013

> CHINA Prestige Car Sales   
 

By manufacturer and marque August 2014 v August 2013
By manufacturer and marque 8-months 2014 v 8-months 2013

> WESTERN EUROPE / TRUCKS TRUCK Sales  
 

By country August 2014 v August 2013
By country 8-months 2014 v 8-months 2013



AID Newsletter front page 1417

ISSUE NL1417 | 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


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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


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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


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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


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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 NL1416 | 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


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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




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