The European automotive market seems that it continues to improve as months pass. Last year 2016 it closed with very good, although not the best in their historical series data. Therefore, facing of 2017 even will be able to sell many more cars than in 2016 if consumers continue to rely on its borrowing capacity and if the economy and the employment situation permitted it.
As first contact we have the month of January and it seems that things are still wind aft under full sail. As he unveiled the main Association of the sector in Europe, ACEA, new car sales (passenger cars and SUVs) in January of 2017 have increased over the same month of the year passed a 10.2 per cent. This figure of growth is very good and comes endorsed by the 1.170.220 million of vehicles sold at the market common.
The countries that have better performance have been Spain with an increase of 10.7 percent. Following a short distance France with 10.6 percent and Germany with 10.5 percent. Something further, which is not very much, Italy with a growth of 10.1 percent. The country that has shown a positive, but very low growth for how other months of January, has behaved was United Kingdom since it has experienced a trivial 2.9 per cent.
If we see these data on the side of the manufacturers we have to the Volkswagen Group continues to dominate with iron fist the European market. During January, they have managed to sell 10.3 percent more than in January 2016 and he scored some 281.877 units. The French group PSA with an increase in deliveries of 6.8 per cent, i.e. with 119.985 delivered units has been in second place . Closing the podium of honor is Renault with 106.372 units sold, i.e., an increase of 10.4 percent.
Among all these data we must remark that has managed the Group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). They closed December last year as the seventh best-selling manufacturer in Europe and in January 2017, they have managed to pass to the fourth place. Its growth has been a 15 percent compared to January of last year and have delivered 82.555 new units.
Source – ACEA