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WESTERN EUROPE - Same list of winners
VW and Hyundai-Kia win battle for Europeís dwindling car buyers
Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 19:33:56 GMT
 

As if to add salt to their wounds, and in pin-sharp contrast to the headlong plunge from Renaultís Dacia bargain brand, Hyundaiís March sales bucked the steep downward trend with a bullish March jump of more than a half, bringing its year-on-year gain at the first quarter post to 21.4 per cent.

No less galling for domestics, and hot on Hyundaiís coattails, KiaĎs first quarter sales in the Lionís den rose by an even faster 26.6 per cent, following a no less humiliating jump of more than a third during March itself.

Other than that, todayís car trading conditions in France are such that even leading importers like Volkswagen, Ford and Opel were not immune to the downturn, each suffering double-digit falls in Franceís gloom-struck March car market
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WEST EUROPEAN NEW CAR SALES DATA BY COUNTRY AND MANUFACTURER AND MARQUE:
- MARCH 2012 v MARCH 2011

WEST EUROPEAN NEW car sales by COUNTRY manufacturer and marque:
- 3-MONths 2012 v 3-MONths 2011
 

 

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