EU Passenger car registrations: +8.2% over ten months; +2.9% in October
In October 2015, the EU passenger car market continued its upward trend, despite a slower rate of increase (+2.9%), marking the 26th consecutive month of growth. Demand for new passenger cars saw momentum slowing down in all major markets. Registrations in Italy (+8.6%), Spain (+5.2%), Germany (+1.1%) and France (+1.0%) kept growing, even though less strong than in past months, while the UK market declined in October (‐1.1%). Across the region, new passenger car registrations totalled 1,104,868 units, also supported by growth in the EU’s new member states (EU‐12).
General Motors Europe - Opel Group Sales -2.7%
OPEL/VAUXHALL 67,385 ‐2.0%
CHEVROLET 536 ‐87.1%
Other GM (Cadillac) 14 ‐100.0%
Not a very good month at all for Opel Group, its probably the lowest European chart positions l have ever seen General Motors - Opel Group sitting in Europe. UK car sales dropped for the first time in nearly four years after rising continually growing every month, one of the hardest hit was Vauxhall who's sales had one of the biggest drop-offs which may explain why Opel have slid down the EU sales charts, Chevrolet & its South Korean FWD cars are leaving Europe at the end of the next month. Cadillac are really needed in Europe they could become a massive multi-billion profit centre producers for General Motors Europe.
l can see the continuous slow rise in RWD BMW & Mercedes Benz sales in Europe, but Caddy are still stuck on square one of the monopoly board with next to no dealerships being built on their EU big city centre squares, don't pass GO as they are still scratching their heads working out how to fit steering wheel to the right side of a car, with 14 sales wondering what comes first the chicken or the egg, Jeep know the answer.
Fat Cats BMW & Mercedes Benz are licking up all the big billions of profits cream. the EU is the biggest most profitable car market on the planet, and the complacent Cadillac boss doe not want to make a dime from it, happy to statically sit on GO square for ever.
European Car Sales October Up +2.9%
1. VW Group 276,771 ‐0.5%
2. PSA Peugeot/Citroen Group 117,785 ‐0.9%
3. RENAULT Group 9.7 106,728 ‐0.7%
4. FORD 77,272 75,958 +1.7%
5. BMW Group 76,774 +13.4%
6. FCA Group 69,125 +8.0%
7. MERCEDES BENZ Group 68,096 +21.0%
8. OPEL Group 67,454 ‐2.7%
9. TOYOTA Group 45,391 ‐3.5%
10. NISSAN 38,905 ‐3.8%
11. HYUNDAI 36,794 +4.2%
12. KIA 31,893 +8.5%
13. VOLVO CAR CORP. 24,006 +6.2%
14. MAZDA 16,383 +34.3%
15. SUZUKI 14,555 +14.0%
16. JAGUAR LAND ROVER Group 13,819 +32.5%
17. MITSUBISHI 9,827+1.2%
18. HONDA 9,709 +5.4%
Its pretty obvious to see Mazda, Mercedes Benz, BMW & Jaguar/Land Rover Group done the best in Group sales.
Brand wise Jeeps sales are out of control in Europe thanks to it boxy new Renegade that is a massive plus for Fiat/Chrysler Group. Porsche very much helped out VW with big sales rises, Mercedes Benz little Smart car sales had the biggest increase in the EU which helped them pass Opel Group, which is a bit of a worrying sign as the quality automakers have not started to move down yet with their new bottom of the range cars that will take on the Golf/Focus/Astra market yet. Honda are looking very sad sitting at the bottom of the EU car sales market.
Just wondering, what caused the big slide in UK Vauxhall sales, nothing to do with a drop off of flaming hot Zafra's Rupert?
Lets hope its just a blip last month.
ACEA EU Car Sales LINK