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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 cla ...

 

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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 Europ ...

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

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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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year

April 15, 2017 06:01 CET
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecomers such as Volkswagen, Hyundai and Kia expand the sector above 2 million sales in 2018 and to 2.3 million by 2020.

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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales

March 24, 2017 06:01 CET
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce Europe's diesel dependency, according to automakers such as VW and Renault.

SEGMENTS ANALYSIS

SUV sales rise to 25% of European market

March 24, 2017 06:01 CET
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as models such as the Renault Captur and Nissan Qashqai continue to lure buyers from minivans, wagons and hatchbacks.

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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs

Jan. 17, 2017 06:01 CET
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A class and SUVs from all brands steal market share from the volume players in Europe's third-largest segment.

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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year

Dec. 13, 2016 06:01 CET
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models such as the Volvo XC90 and Land Rover Discovery. The segment's volume has shown the second highest rate of growth among Europe's SUV sectors at 33 percent, behind the 37 percent rise for compact premium SUVs.

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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone

Nov. 19, 2016 06:15 CET
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium segment because of their commitment to expanding their offerings in a part of the European market that used to be dominated by models such as the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus.

 
Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

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A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
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Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

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Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
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How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

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Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
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Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
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Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

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Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
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Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

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Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
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