British Car Market Shrank 7% in 2018

January 07, 2019 at 3:15 AM

Registrations of new cars in the U.K. slid 7% in 2018, the sharpest decline in a decade, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders estimates.

Monthly Car Sales Up in Italy, Down in Spain

January 07, 2019 at 2:28 AM

December new-car sales rose 2% to 124,100 units in Italy but dropped 4% to 99,300 in Spain, according to industry data.

Light Trucks Capture a Record 69% of U.S. Market

January 07, 2019 at 1:38 AM

More than two-thirds of all new passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. last year were pickup trucks, SUV/crossovers or minivans.

December Car Sales Fall 7% in Germany

January 04, 2019 at 4:24 PM

New-car registrations in Germany sagged 7% to 237,100 units last month, according to KBA, the country’s motor vehicle authority.

Ford to Follow GM in Dropping Monthly Sales Data

January 04, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Ford Motor Co. says it will stop issuing public reports of its monthly U.S. sales results beginning in April.

U.S. Car Sales Eke Out Another Full-Year Gain

January 03, 2019 at 6:58 PM

New-car deliveries in the U.S. rose 1% to 17.33 million units last year, including a 2% gain to 1.64 million light vehicles in December.

Tesla Poised to Begin Model 3 Sales in Europe

January 03, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Tesla Inc. is on track to begin selling its Model 3 electric sedan in Europe in February, according to Bloomberg News.

Turkey Extends Tax Cuts on New Cars

January 03, 2019 at 1:31 AM

The Turkish government is extending tax cuts on cars through March to bolster the country’s sagging auto industry.

Average New-Car Prices in U.S. Top $36,000

January 02, 2019 at 6:59 PM

The average selling price of a new passenger vehicle in the U.S. climbed 3% to more than $36,000 last year, according to Kelley Blue Book.

Car Sales in France Plunged 15% in December

January 02, 2019 at 5:45 PM

New-car deliveries in France plummeted 15% last month, as “yellow vest” protests over higher fuel taxes disrupted weekend sales, trade group CCFA reports.

EVs Claim Nearly One-Third of Norway’s Car Market

January 02, 2019 at 4:53 PM

Sales of pure-electric cars in Norway captured 31% of the country’s entire passenger vehicle market last year, says the Norwegian Road Federation (NRF).

Tesla Hikes Sales, Cuts Prices

January 02, 2019 at 12:06 PM

Tesla Inc. reports it delivered a record 90,700 electric cars in October-December, 70% of them its relatively low-priced Model 3 sedans.