New EU registrations October 2018

New EU registrations October 2018
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D The conversion of new cars to WLTP certification is leading to real bottlenecks for various manufacturers, so the models do not find their way onto the market. This is also evident in the new European car registrations from October 2018. As the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) reports, 1,083,612 cars were registered for the first time across Europe in the reporting month. The drop compared to the previous year is 7.3 percent.

In the ten-month balance for 2018, new car registrations totaled 13,036,359 vehicles, 1.6 percent above the same period of the previous year.

All the big markets are losing

The volume markets also contributed to the overall deficit in October with their balance sheets. In France, new registrations fell by 1.5 percent to 173,798 cars. Germany reports 252,620 newly registered cars, a decrease of 7.4 percent. In Italy, too, new registrations fell by 7.4 percent to 146,665 cars. Spain reports 88,410 new registrations and a decrease of 6.6 percent. Great Britain is among them with 153,599 new car registrations and a minus of 2.9 percent.

Audi plummeted

Despite significantly lower new registrations, the Volkswagen Group remained the European market leader in October 2018. The market share is 20.8 percent. With VW and a market share of 10.2 percent, the group continues to be the strongest single brand in Europe. They are followed by Peugeot (7.2%), Ford (7.1%), Mercedes (6.8%), Renault (6.2%), BMW (5.9%) and Opel (5.8% ). Behind them are Skoda and Toyota (each 5.1%), Fiat (4.2%), Citro├źn (4.1%), Hyundai and Kia (each 3.7%) and Dacia (3.4%) . Audi (2.7%), which are just ahead of Seat (2.6%), Nissan (2.4%) and Volvo (2.3%), crashed far.

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