Kia introducing bi-fuel gasoline-LPG Picanto in Europe

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Responding to growing customer demand in Europe for small cars with low running costs and low emissions, Kia is introducing a bi-fuel gasoline-LPG model to its Picanto small car range. Picanto LPG is powered by a special version of Kia’s three-cylinder 1.0-liter Kappa engine which produces 67 ps (66 hp, 49 kW) and 90 N·m (66 lb-ft) of torque. The Kia Picanto achieved a 4-Star safety rating in EuroNCAP crash tests. Picanto Click to enlarge.

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Total new car sales in Europe drop 2% in July; SUV sales up 12.5%

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While Spain, Italy and the UK all posted modest growth in July, this could not fully compensate for the declines seen in France and Germany. As Europe’s largest carmaker, the double-digit fall in VW Group’s monthly sales also had an impact. Sales in Germany, Europe’s largest market, fell 3.9%, taking its total registrations down to 278,878 compared to 290,196 last year. to 108,769 units and sales in Italy were up 2.6%

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JATO: electrified vehicles 13% of new car reg in Europe in January 2020; electrified vehicles only growth-driver

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Among the big markets, electrified vehicles counted for almost 19% in France, 14% in the UK, 12% in Spain, 10% in Germany and 8% in Italy. Meanwhile, despite a slight decrease in total registrations SUVs did manage to increase market share due to the drop in overall vehicle sales in January.

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JATO: US demand for pickups remains strong despite price increases

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of new vehicle sales in the United States have been pickup trucks, according to JATO Dynamics. Throughout the past decade, pickups in the United States saw higher sales figures than new vehicles from countries such as Russia (19.1 million), and Italy (17 million).

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Euro Big 5 auto markets up 8.6% in April, SUVs continue to dominate; shift in segment shares

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Led by strong growth in Spain and Italy, new car registrations in Europe’s Big 5 markets grew by 8.6% However, the largest growth figures were recorded in Italy and Spain, where April’s volumes grew by 12.3% While Italy moderated its growth, after an 18% rise in January, followed by 28% in February and 18% in March, Spain returned to positive growth after a 1% decrease posted in March. Ford, Mercedes, Hyundai, Kia and Fiat were the other big winners.

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Fisker Recruits First US Dealers for PHEVs; Appoints First Distributors for Europe

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Doolan led BMW NA and Volvo Cars NA to record sales in the 1990s and 2000s. Nellemann is one of Europe’s oldest auto distributors, with ties going back to Nash and Morris, and at present time Kia, Jaguar and Aston Martin.

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