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European car sales rise in February amid volume brand slump

European car sales rise in February amid volume brand slump

FRANKFURT, Mar 16 (Reuters) European new car registrations rose 2.1 percent in February, even as large markets like Germany and volume brands like VW, Opel, Vauxhall and Peugeot posted lower sales, the Association of European Carmakers (ACEA) said on Thursday. Car sales in the European Union and the countries of the European Free Trade Association reached 1,114,443 vehicles last month thanks to 6.2 percent rise in sales in Italy, a 15 percent increase in the Netherlands, and a 0.2 percent gain in demand for cars in Spain. Large markets including Germany, France and Britain saw sales fall 2.6 percent, 2.9 percent and 0.3 percent respectively in what is traditionally a slow sales month. Volkswagen's VW brand saw February sales fall 7 percent, while Peugeot saw sales drop 3.7 percent and Opel/Vauxhall recorded a fall of 1.2 percent in deliveries. Among the top gainers was Fiat, with an 8.3 percent sales rise and Renault, which saw a 5.3 percent increase in registrations. Among the premium brands, Mercedes-Benz recorded a 3.4 percent sales gain, outpacing rival Audi, which saw a 2.2 percent rise, while rival BMW saw registrations fall by 0.5 percent, ACEA figures showed. While demand for passenger cars in the European Union alone increased only modestly by 2.2 percent, the 1,078,503 registrations comes close to February 2008 levels, just before the economic crisis hit, ACEA said. REUTERS SV GC1348

China

China green car sales to double to 700,000 units in 2016

BEIJING, Jan 12 (Reuters) Sales of environmentally friendly "new energy" vehicles will reach 700,000 units in 2016, more than double the 330,192 vehicles sold in 2015, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said Tuesday.

VE

VE Commercial Vehicles launches hybrid school bus

New Delhi, Feb 4 (UNI) VE Commercial Vehicles today launched Eicher Skyline Pro School Bus -- a hybrid school bus at the Auto Expo 2016.

Honda

Honda launches new variant of City sedan

New Delhi, Jan 22 (UNI) Leading passenger carmaker, Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) today introduced a new sedan with all-new premium and luxurious black leather interiors.

Renault

Renault to bring new car every year in Indian market

Chandigarh, Mar 24 (UNI) French car maker Renault India Country Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and Managing Director Sumit Sahney today said the company will bring a new car every year in the Indian market.

Renault

Renault to bring new car every year in Indian market

Chandigarh, Mar 24 (UNI) French car maker Renault India Country Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and Managing Director Sumit Sahney today said the company will bring a new car every year in the Indian market.

German

German environmental lobby sues motor authority over VW scandal

HAMBURG/BERLIN, Mar 24 (Reuters) German environmental group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) has filed a suit against German motor authority KBA, accusing it of failing to act robustly enough over Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal.

German

German environmental lobby sues motor authority over VW scandal

HAMBURG/BERLIN, Mar 24 (Reuters) German environmental group Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) has filed a suit against German motor authority KBA, accusing it of failing to act robustly enough over Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal.

Honda

Honda WR-V crosses 4k mark in bookings within week, says Raman Kumar

Chandigarh, Mar 23 (UNI) HSIL Senior Vice-President and Director Raman Kumar Sharma today announced that Honda WR-V, the new sporty lifestyle sub-metre crossover vehicle of Honda Cars India Limited (HSIL) has crossed 4k mark in bookings just in a week of its launch since March 16.

Honda

Honda WR-V crosses 4k mark in bookings within week, says Raman Kumar

Chandigarh, Mar 23 (UNI) HSIL Senior Vice-President and Director Raman Kumar Sharma today announced that Honda WR-V, the new sporty lifestyle sub-metre crossover vehicle of Honda Cars India Limited (HSIL) has crossed 4k mark in bookings just in a week of its launch since March 16.

TVS

TVS Motor ships out 310 cc motorcycles from its Hosur plant to BMW

Chennai, Mar 22 (UNI) Nearly four years after inking a pact with German auto giant BMW for joint development of 250cc-500cc range motorbikes, two and three-wheeler major TVS Motor India has shipped out 310 cc motorcycles and its engine to BMW.

Auto industry witnesses rapid sales growth in 2015-16 since 2010-11

Auto industry witnesses rapid sales growth in 2015-16 since 2010-11

By Anish Singh New Delhi, Apr 10 (UNI) Despite government’s lackluster policy towards automobile sector, the domestic passenger car sales have witnessed a rapid increase in 2015-16 since the last five years, even then the auto makers association cut its prediction to 6-8 per cent in the current fiscal as compared to 11 per cent, a year ago period.

Honda Amaze sales cross 2 lakh mark

Honda Amaze sales cross 2 lakh mark

New Delhi, Jun 14 (UNI) Leading car maker Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) today said its compact-sedan Amaze has crossed two lakh sales mark in the diesel segment.

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