EU car market having the worst year in written history

berlinbombed

When EU car sales rose 4.8 percent in July it was quickly feted  as the turn-around of the ailing Old Country car market . Being our curmudgeonous selves, and aided by a bit of first-hand experience , we did not buy into the story.  A month later, the EU market is back on its downward track, and it is making history. [Continue Reading]

While ACEA is on vacation, here the complete European auto sales data July 2013

Cote dazur- Picture courtesy cyclecotedazur.com

Europe’s new car market saw a 4.9 percent increase in sales in July. 1,023,086 units were registered in the region, 48,202 more than in July 2012. Year-to-date, the market is down by 5.2 percent. This according to data supplied by London-based Jato Dynamics. JATO’s headline market analysis: [Continue Reading]

European car sales up in July, but will be down for the year(s)

Swallow - Picture clourtesy 4.bp.blogspot.com

The fact that the battered European car market rose 4.8 percent in July is already feted by some as the long longed for turn-around. But as they say, one swallow does not a summer make, even in July. To begin with, it’s an unofficial swallow. [Continue Reading]