Classics VW sales and EU car market up in September

14:55  16 october  2020
14:55  16 october  2020 Source:   de.reuters.com

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VW sales also lagged behind the market , growing 8.4% from a year ago compared with 9.8% for whole industry. Bailey backed the idea. About half of cars on the road in the UK and Europe are diesels. European car sales in September were boosted by ongoing scrappage schemes and the economic

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Among the individual brands, especially Audi and the light VW commercial vehicles saw noticeable growth in September, with deliveries increasing by 18.4 and 13.3 percent respectively. The core brand VW Passenger Cars, however, slipped 0.7 percent. For the entire period since the beginning of the year, all brands have remained in the red - with the exception of Porsche and the luxury brands Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti, all of them are double-digit.

In several European countries, governments and industry are promoting car sales with purchase bonuses or tax breaks. This is likely to be one of the reasons that in September there was a 3.1 percent increase in new registrations in the 27 EU countries compared to the same month last year. If you add Great Britain as well as Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland, it was plus 1.1 percent. In France, Spain and the United Kingdom, however, things went down - and the interim balance for Europe after nine months is deep red with a decline of almost 30 percent. The German association VDA warned: "The corona pandemic and the measures to contain it continue to shape the international automotive markets."

Meanwhile, there is sustained growth in electric and hybrid vehicles. In Germany every sixth new car had such a drive in September, as the consulting firm EY explained, citing data from the European industry association Acea. In this country, the Renault Zoe was the best-selling all-electric car. This was followed by the Model 3 from Tesla and the recently launched ID.3 from Volkswagen.

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