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European electric-car sales growth slowed in first half

July 17, 2018 16:00 CET | UPDATED: July 18 17:30 CET - corrected

Sales growth of electric cars slowed across the EU's major markets during the first half because of limited driving ranges and a patchy charging network.
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CNG car sales set to rise on tougher emissions rules
June 30, 2018 06:01 CET

European demand for cars powered by compressed natural gas has shown signs of life after a half-decade slump. VW Group was the main driver of the 60 percent increase in C ...

 

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Europe's small SUV sales projected to 'grow like crazy'
June 16, 2018 06:01 CET

European sales of small SUVs are poised to surge beyond the segment's typically strong growth, as new models persuade consumers to switch from traditional hatchbacks at a ...

 

European electric-car sales growth slowed in first half

July 17, 2018 16:00 CET
Sales growth of electric cars slowed across the EU's major markets during the first half because of limited driving ranges and a patchy charging network.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

CNG car sales set to rise on tougher emissions rules

June 30, 2018 06:01 CET
European demand for cars powered by compressed natural gas has shown signs of life after a half-decade slump. VW Group was the main driver of the 60 percent increase in CNG registrations in Europe in the first quarter.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Europe's small SUV sales projected to 'grow like crazy'

June 16, 2018 06:01 CET
European sales of small SUVs are poised to surge beyond the segment's typically strong growth, as new models persuade consumers to switch from traditional hatchbacks at a faster rate.

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Premium automakers add drivetrains, body styles to stabilize midsize sales

May 10, 2018 06:01 CET
Europe's premium automakers are diversifying drivetrain and body style choices in the core midsize segment to keep customers engaged as buyers increasingly opt for SUVs.

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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge

April 19, 2018 06:01 CET
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing customers to SUVs and crossovers.

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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector

April 10, 2018 06:01 CET
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in a bid to slow the steady sales decline in Europe's second-largest segment.

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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships

March 9, 2018 12:25 CET
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW and Audi launch new flagships and Mercedes replaces key models.

Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe

Feb. 20, 2018 06:01 CET
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla's Model S outsold the luxury flagships of Mercedes, BMW and Audi in Europe.

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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year

Feb. 18, 2018 06:01 CET
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives will cause sales in Europe's compact premium segment to fall for a second consecutive year, according to market forecasters.

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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year

Jan. 12, 2018 06:01 CET
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new Nissan Leaf and the start of a wave of premium European EVs designed to challenge Tesla's dominance.

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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record

Dec. 10, 2017 06:01 CET
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the compact SUV segment by more than a quarter.

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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment

Nov. 18, 2017 06:15 CET
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more popular in Europe than sedan and wagon versions of the Mercedes E class and BMW 5 series.

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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment

Nov. 5, 2017 06:01 CET
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford in a sector that has been, until recently, virtually ignored by European automakers.

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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins

Oct. 16, 2017 06:01 CET
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers such as VW, Ford and Nissan boost sales and improve their bottom lines by selling more expensive versions of their subcompacts, data shows.

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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers

Sept. 9, 2017 06:01 CET
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, Kia, Citroen and Seat unveil new challengers in a booming sector that is forecast to almost double to 2.2 million sales in 2021 from 1.16 million last year.

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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment

Sept. 8, 2017 06:01 CET
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. This was helped by a 10,000-unit boost provided by the recently launched Hyundai Ioniq.

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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump

Aug. 16, 2017 06:01 CET
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche help to revive a sector that had been in steady decline for eight consecutive years.

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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe

Aug. 11, 2017 06:01 CET
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the body style will reach a 34 percent market share by 2020.

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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers

June 30, 2017 06:01 CET
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. In most cases, these sales provide a higher profit margin to the automaker than those from fleets or special channels, automaker sources say.

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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020

June 10, 2017 06:01 CET
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interest as analysts forecast that the sector will decline this year and remain static in future years.

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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline

May 8, 2017 06:01 CET
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising demand for SUVs and crossovers. Sales of models such as the VW Touran and Renault Scenic are likely to be hit.

 
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