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WESTERN EUROPE

SUV craze big prop for diesels
More than half the new cars sold in Europe in 2013 were diesels
Published: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:50:45 GMT
 

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An underlying car sales recovery during last yearís second half, which picked up added notable momentum during last yearís fourth quarter also left its positive mark on the regionís diesel car market.

The related consequence of last yearís strengthening green shoots was that more consumers prised open their previously tightly held wallets by buying more expensive cars, thus boosting the marketís underlying demand for generally pricier diesel-fuelled cars. 

54.2%
Last yearís fourth quarter diesel car sales share 


AIDís exclusively compiled figures reveal that last yearís fourth quarter diesel car sales share eased back to 54.2 per cent. 

This compares with 53.7 per cent during last yearís opening first quarter
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WEST EUROPEAN new DIESEL CAR sales:

by country FULL YEAR 2013 v FULL YEAR 2012

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