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

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In terms of segments, SUVs continued to grow their market share, with their registrations in July accounting for more than a quarter of the total market (25.8%). The drop in traditional segments outweighed the growth of SUVs, with large/luxury cars, city-cars and MPVs posting the biggest losses of the month. 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.

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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% million, April produced further gains across the top five European markets with SUVs driving higher volume and counting for 24.4% However, the largest growth figures were recorded in Italy and Spain, where April’s volumes grew by 12.3% While Germany, France and the UK are reaching their sales peak, further growth is expected in Italy and Spain.

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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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Tesla Model 3 Europe’s best-selling pure EV in February in its first full month on the market

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This was due to an 8% increase in registrations in Germany, which helped to offset double-digit falls in Italy, France, Spain and the UK. SUVs, vans and sports cars were the only segments to grow during the month, as compact and midsize cars, and MPVs recorded large drops.

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