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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

Mahindra

Mahindra and Mahindra launches its most successful model Scorpio's new avatar in Kolkata.

Kolkata, Nov 15 (UNI) Mahindra and Mahindra today launched their most successful model Scorpio's new avatar in the city.

Ford

Ford launches new EcoSport at Rs 7.31 lakh

Chandigarh, Nov 10 (UNI) Augmenting competition in the fast growing SUV segment, US auto stalwart Ford on Friday launched its all new and powerful compact SUV EcoSport with more than 1600 changes priced at Rs 7.

Honda

Honda launches Grazia in Kozhikode

Kozhikode, Nov 10 (UNI) Two wheeler major Honda Motor Cycles will formally launch its advanced urban scooter "Grazia" here tomorrow.

Uber

Uber Launches PREMIER in Kolkata

Kolkata, Nov 10 (UN) Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ridesharing company, today announced the launch of PREMIER, a superior ride option at everyday, affordable fares.

Ford

Ford India Introduces New EcoSport at Rs 7.31 lakh

New Delhi, Nov 9 (UNI) Ford India today introduced its stylish, powerful and connected new EcoSport priced at Rs 7,31,200.

Honda faces long haul to recoup jet costs

Honda faces long haul to recoup jet costs

TOKYO, Mar 27 (Reuters) After three decades building an airplane from scratch, Michimasa Fujino, 56, chief engineer of the Hondajet, might have to reach a ripe old age to see Honda Motor Co's pet aviation project recoup its development costs.

Escorts unveils country’s first electric tractor concept, Launches Hydrostatic tractor

Escorts unveils country’s first electric tractor concept, Launches Hydrostatic tractor

New Delhi, Sep 6 (UNI) Escorts Ltd, India’s leading engineering conglomerate today launched India’s first Electric & Hydrostatic concept tractor and an expanded global portfolio of tractors for the export and domestic market in 22HP to 90 HP range under flagship brands Farmtrac and Powertrac compliant with tier 4 emission norms of Europe and America amidst 43 International distributors.

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