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VW’s new brand chief starts work in July

VW’s new brand chief starts work in July

According to Volkswagen AG, the world’s second largest automaker and the biggest in Europe, the core passenger-car brand will have a new chief – ex-BMW executive Herbert Diess – three months earlier than expected, from July. Volkswagen previously stated that Diess, 56, would start on October 1, but the new […]

UK: July exports rise to new record

UK: July exports rise to new record

Thanks to the introduction of new models and demand for high-end vehicles, production levels in Britain in July rose almost 3%, leading to the best ever July in terms of car exports. According to UK’s auto industry body, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which has kept records […]

GM and Ford love China

GM and Ford love China

The world’s largest auto market has done marvels for the first and second biggest US automakers, both enjoying incredible sales figures as they expand their presence locally with new plants and models. Last month brought new record sales for both GM and Ford. The first said its joint ventures there […]

Russia: July sales dip 23%

Russia: July sales dip 23%

The country’s dwindling sales plummeted last month after going down 17% in June. The deliveries slump shows the customer base goes increasingly weary of the outcome of the Ukraine crisis. The Association of European Businesses (AEB) lobby group reported that 180,767 new cars and light commercial vehicles were sold in […]

Audi sales climb almost 10% in July

Audi sales climb almost 10% in July

Audi AG, the premium unit of the Volkswagen Group and the second-largest luxury automaker in the world reported its sales last month rose 9.7% to 144,000 vehicles. The automaker’s deliveries after seven months into 2014 have risen 11.1% to 1.01 million cars, allowing executives to become confident the company can […]

Mercedes sales hit record in July

Mercedes sales hit record in July

Mercedes-Benz, the car unit of Daimler and the third largest premium automaker in the world, reported its best monthly sales to date in July, with deliveries rising 11% to 130,003 units. The sales were buoyed by increased demand in Europe, where the automotive industry is finally recovering from the six-year […]

The recovery in Western Europe is gaining momentum

The recovery in Western Europe is gaining momentum

According to industry figures gathered by LMC Automotive, the auto sales recovery in the Western European region has reached 5% last month, fueling expectations for a more sustainable market come-back. After June’s year-on-year climb reached 3.9%, July figures show registrations advancing to 1,002,226 units, according to numbers provided by the […]

Winners and losers in July car sales

Winners and losers in July car sales

The top-selling car of 2014 to date is Toyota Corolla, July being its fifth consecutive month at the top of monthly charts sales. It managed to defeat Mazda 3 with 3800 cars sold compared to Mazda’s 3421 vehicles. Toyota Corolla sales went down 3.7% last month but remain 4.2% up […]

German car sales back on track in July

German car sales back on track in July

Car sales in Germany recovered this July with the second-highest monthly gain in 2014, suggesting a further increase in demand for the following six months in Europe’s biggest auto market. Registrations went up 6.8% to 270.249 cars sold as the main demand was for premium model cars and sport-utility vehicles […]