The Dacia Sandero signs its 10th monthly win in Spain. The Spanish new car market starts the year on the wrong foot with a -5.1% year-on-year decline in January to 96.890 registrations, yet this is still the 2nd largest January volume in the past decade below last year’s 102.149 units. Company sales (-3.2%) fare the best this month at 32.666 units and 32.7% share vs. 31.2% over the FY2018 while private sales (-5.9%) at 50.103 and 51.7% vs. 51% in FY2018 and sales to rental companies (-6.6%) at 15.150 and 15.6% vs. 17.8% in FY2018 fall faster and lose share vs. January 2018. Compact MPVs (+18.2%), small SUVs (+13.4%) and subcompact cars (+3.7%) are the three main segments gaining ground this month in Spain. Both Seat (+6.4%) and Peugeot (+14.1%) post stunning scores atop the brands ranking this month whereas Volkswagen (-19.1%) is in great difficulty in third place. But it’s Citroen (+34.7%) that produces the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 15, with Dacia (+27.1%) … [Read more...] about Spain January 2019: Citroen and Dacia strong, Sandero leads in market down 5.1%
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Prepare for blood… Discover the Top 8 trends currently affecting the Chinese market below. China’s new vehicle market growth is smoothing out. The perception out there is that the entire market is slowing down, whereas only its growth is for now – a big difference. Some analysts say this is the beginning of the end, I say the Chinese new vehicle market remains the most dynamic and the fastest evolving in the world and will continue to be so for many years to come. Even if its growth did stop forever, we would still be left with a 25 million annual units Chinese market in our hands vs. 17 million for the U.S. and 15 million for Europe currently – including commercials. But the growth hasn’t stopped and Chinese sales trends are evolving faster than ever, with segments like microvans rapidly losing ground while others like MPVs and SUVs outperforming the market 6-fold… A record 75 new nameplates have kick-started … [Read more...] about Where is the Chinese market headed?
opinion Henry Payne The Detroit News Published 2:38 p.m. UTC Aug 2, 2018 For seven years, Tesla has been king of the electric jungle. Now comes a challenger on silent paws. The athletic Jaguar I-Pace crossover debuts in U.S. showrooms in September, the first of a wave of premium battery-powered challengers coming to knock the Silicon Valley lion off Simba’s Rock. The I-Pace is cat-quick, head-turning and comfortable. But the I-Pace will also be fighting for pre-eminence within its own brand against a legacy of roaring, long-nose cats. In short, if you have $85,000 to spend on a Jag, do you want a stealthy EV, or a growling V-8 that sounds like, well ... a Jaguar? I grew up at race tracks lusting after long-nose 1970s-era, V-6 and V-12 powered E-type sports cars howling around vintage Trans-Am club events with Camaros and Mustangs. The English cat stood out among the American ponies, its long-nose arriving three corners before its fastback … [Read more...] about Payne: Jaguar I-Pace prowls quietly
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Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Can It Sustain The Pace And Quality? Tesla hit a big milestone over the weekend: the long-sought goal of 5,000 Model 3s produced per week. It took an assembly line in a tent, evolving manufacturing practices and an overworked labor force, but they did it. In the words of CEO Elon Musk to his employees in an email obtained by Bloomberg, Tesla “just became a real car company.” (What was it before?) From Musk’s email: “We did it!!” Musk proclaimed in the email to employees Sunday. “We either found a way or, by will and inventiveness, created entirely new solutions that were thought impossible. Intense in tents. Transporting entire production lines across the world in massive cargo planes. Whatever. It worked.” Anyway, it’s a great accomplishment for the nascent … [Read more...] about Now Comes Tesla’s Real Test