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Ford Europe sales up in April, market share drops

Ford Europe sales up in April, market share drops

Ford had its best April in terms of European sales in seven years, pushed by the commercial vehicle division, but the automaker’s market share slipped. Ford European sales rose 6.3 percent to 113,400 vehicles in April in its European 20 traditional markets, its best in the month since 2009, with […]

VW brand sales slip again in April

VW brand sales slip again in April

Volkswagen’s core brand posted another monthly drop in deliveries, while the Group’s sales stayed almost flat. Following a 2.7 percent drop in March, sales of Volkswagen’s namesake brand dropped again last month. 476,700 units were delivered in April, 3.9 percent fewer than a year earlier, while the year-to-date figures fell […]

European car sales up 9 percent in April

European car sales up 9 percent in April

The European passenger car market posted strong results again in April, marking the 32nd consecutive month of growth. Passenger car registrations rose by 9.1 percent last month, reaching 1,273,733 units, according to data provided by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. “This is the highest result in volume terms since April […]

Audi sales climb 7.5% in April

Audi sales climb 7.5% in April

Volkswagen’s four-ring brand was successful in continuing its global growth and outsold Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz in April by only 287 units. Daimler’s division reported last week a double digit sales growth of nearly 11 percent, hitting 164,063 vehicles sold worldwide in April. With a jump in deliveries of “only” 7.5 percent, […]

Skoda deliveries rose 5.6 percent last month

Skoda deliveries rose 5.6 percent last month

Volkswagen’s Czech brand managed to hit its best April ever in terms of sales, mainly due to a strong demand in Western Europe and China. Skoda’s growth pace is starting to pick up speed after a challenging 2015, as April saw the biggest sales gain this year, with 97,200 vehicles […]

A strong April for the Chinese auto market

A strong April for the Chinese auto market

Passenger-vehicle sales are keeping a steady growth pace on the world’s largest auto market, as April figures rose by 6.4 percent. Even if China’s auto market has lately slowed down, as the country entered a period of unprecedented economy uncertainty, it is still on a solid upward momentum, with sales […]

Strong rise of Indian auto sales in April

Strong rise of Indian auto sales in April

Sales of passenger vehicles in India jumped 11 percent in April, the highest jump in five months, thanks to a solid demand for utility vehicles. According to data provided by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, sales of passenger vehicles rose to 242,060 units last month, marking the strongest momentum […]

Modest gain for the UK auto market last month

Modest gain for the UK auto market last month

New car registrations in UK showed only a 2.0 percent increase in April, as the demand for fleets managed to offset a small decline in the private sector. New car registrations in the UK made a modest gain last month, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers […]

Double digit sales growth for Mercedes in April

Double digit sales growth for Mercedes in April

With a 10.8 percent rise in deliveries for April, Mercedes-Benz managed to hit its 38th consecutive record month. Daimler’s division reported 164,063 vehicles sold worldwide in April, an increase of 10.8 percent compared with the same month from a year earlier. Thanks to this double-digit growth, unit sales of Mercedes-Benz […]