European car registrations gain 4.6% in April

European car registrations increased 4.6% in April, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.

The U.K. showed strong growth with a 8.2% gain, while registrations in Germany fell back 3.6%. Registration in Spain soared 29% off of a soft-as-butter comparable.

Brand growth: Volkswagen (VLKAY) +4.4% to 287.9K; PSA Group (PEUGY) +5.2% to 122.2K; Renault (RNSDF) +16.1% to 107.6K; General Motors (GM) -5.2% to 75K; Ford (F) +9.1% to 82.7K; Fiat/Chrysler (FIATY) +1.8% to 68.1K; BMW (BAMXY) +0.5% to 64.2K; Daimler (DDAIF) +0.5% to 60.9K; Toyota (TM) +4.8% to 43.1K; Nissan (NSANY) +22.1% to 36.6K.

ACEA data (.pdf)

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  • Seppo Sahrakorpi
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    Nice growth for $F, and with the drop for $GM, $F passed $GM in Europe!
    16 May 2014, 09:19 AM Reply Like
  • funfundvierzig
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    GM registrations tumble in the Old World, down over 5%? Looks like prudent Europeans may be dismayed with the corruption and dirty-dealing in this American car-maker, and are hesitant to buy a defective potential deathtrap.


    16 May 2014, 10:28 AM Reply Like
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