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WESTERN EUROPE
Crossover sales wave propels diesels
More than half the new cars sold in Europe last year were diesels
Published: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:07:51 GMT
 

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Last year, as in the year before, more than half the number of new cars sold in Western Europe were diesel powered.

AID compiled figures for last yearís sales of new passenger cars in Western Europe are showing that the sales share going to diesel-fuelled cars was virtually unchanged from a year ago at 55.3 per cent, with total 2012 diesel car sales slipping more or less in line with the market rate to some 6.5 million cars.
 

55.3%
West European diesel-fuelled new passenger car share in 2012


That compares to 5.3 million same year sales of petrol fuelled cars. What these figures are saying is that the regionís diesel car market, contrary to widely shared pessimistic expectations, has held up remarkably well.

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WEST EUROPEAN new DIESEL CAR sales by MARKET:

west European new
DIESEL car sales by country DECEMBER 2012 v DECEMBER 2011
west European new DIESEL car sales by country FULL YEAR 2012 v FULL YEAR 2011

 

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