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UK production slows in April amid lower export quota

UK production slows in April amid lower export quota

Great Britain’s automotive production output dipped modestly last month n regard to the same period last year, with increased sales on the local market unable to compensate a drop in exports. According to the UK industry body, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), manufacturing dropped 3.8 percent to […]

US: automakers expected to post stronger growth in April

US: automakers expected to post stronger growth in April

According to the latest forecasts, automakers are expected to regain momentum this month after sluggish performances in March, with the industry making up the lost momentum triggered by the harsh winter end. New market forecasts coming from J.D. Power and LMC Automotive put the consumer demand at its highest rate […]

Europe: plug in hybrids gain momentum

Europe: plug in hybrids gain momentum

When it comes to electrics, owning a plug-in hybrid might bring you the best of both worlds – emissions free driving inside the city for shorter commutes and all the power and range of a traditional powertrain when going for a long trip. The consumers are quickly seeing the advantages […]

China: March sales jump 12 percent

China: March sales jump 12 percent

Thanks to rising demand for sport utility vehicles and minivans, passenger vehicle deliveries in China, the world’s top-selling auto market, jumped in March by 12 percent. Retail sales of cars, multipurpose and SUVs soared to 1.78 million autos last month, according to a statement on its website by the China […]

China sees rising sales of smaller SUVs amid pollution woes

China sees rising sales of smaller SUVs amid pollution woes

The world’s largest auto market has seen a rising percentage of the population trading in passenger cars and opting for the more versatile sport utility vehicles, but the recent curbs on pollution have redirected those customers towards smaller, more efficient crossovers. China’s rising middle-class consumers have started upgrading their rides […]