Sales by Market
Spanish sales down 13%, 'negative' climate blamed
Dec. 4, 2018 10:35 CET
Dealers blamed the "negative" climate sorrounding cars for a 13 percent fall in Spanish registrations in November as consumers worriy about the threat of diesel bans and even a complete ban on internal combustion engine vehicles in the future.
French sales fall 5% following pre-WLTP boost
Dec. 3, 2018 11:56 CET
New-car registrations in France declined by 4.7 percent in November, as the market continued a slowdown following summer sales increases driven by incentives to sell cars that were not yet homologated under the new WLTP type-certification tests.
Mercedes, Audi, BMW benefit from China tariff cut
Nov. 21, 2018 06:01 CET
Mercedes, Audi and BMW have benefited from a 10% reduction in import tariffs introduced in China in July that has helped them boost sales in the world's No. 1 market.
VW, FCA, Renault hit hard as Europe sales fall 7% in WLTP's wake
Nov. 15, 2018 10:31 CET
VW Group, Fiat Chrysler and Renault were among the biggest losers last month as Europe car sales fell 7 percent following the introduction of a new testing regime in September.
Russia sales rise 8% in Oct. as Mitsubishi, Skoda, VW lead gains
Nov. 12, 2018 06:01 CET
New-car sales in Russia rose 8 percent in October, with Mitsubishi, Skoda, and VW leading gains among the market's major brands.
Forecast for W. Europe 2018 sales cut on new emissions rules
Nov. 6, 2018 10:35 CET
LMC consulting firm cut its forecast for full-year registrations in western Europe as the implementation of a tighter emissions regime continued to weigh on sales.
Italy sales down 7%; diesel plunges 27 percent
Nov. 6, 2018 06:01 CET
Diesel's market share in Italy fell to 44 percent — the lowest since March 2010 — from 47.9 percent in September and 55.5 percent in October 2017.
German sales fall 7% but WLTP slide slows
Nov. 5, 2018 06:01 CET
German registrations fell at a slower pace in October as Europe's biggest market stabilized following disruption caused by the introduction of new emissions rules.
UK sales drop 3% on continued diesel uncertainty
Nov. 5, 2018 11:18 CET
UK registrations fell 3 percent in October on the uncertainty of future diesel policy and issues surrounding a new emissions testing regime.
Spanish sales slide slows to 7% as WLTP distortion wears off
Nov. 4, 2018 06:01 CET
Registrations in Spain declined nearly 7 percent in October, a smaller drop than the 17 percent in September. Industry watchers expect the market to grow in November and December.
French sales decline slows post-WLTP
Nov. 1, 2018 14:46 CET
New-car sales in France fell by 1.5 percent in October to 173,802 following several months' disruption caused by the introduction of the WLTP testing regime.