BMW i3 Sales In U.S. Down 85% In Q2 2020

Hopefully, BMW’s plug-in hybrids will cope better than the i3 has most recently. BMW Group (BMW and MINI), like most of the other automotive manufacturers, was highly affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in the U.S., and Q2 sales of BMW decreased by 39% year-over-year to 50,957. For MINI, it was down 41.5% to 5,288. The German company stopped reporting results […]

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Mitsubishi Plug-In Car Sales In The U.S. Decreased In Q2 2020

Year-to-date Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales comprise only 4% of regular Outlander sales. Mitsubishi results for the second quarter of 2020 were significantly affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in the U.S., as the company reports 12,197 sales (down 58% year-over-year). The brands’ only plug-in model, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, noted just 285 sales, which is 54% less than a year ago. […]

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MG Shield+ contactless sales & service initiative launched

MG Motor has launched its contactless sales and service initiative called MG Shield+ in India. Under MG Shield+, the company is offering voice-guided demonstration of vehicles and over-the-air (OTA) updates for infotainment systems. Customers can also get their cars sanitized, disinfected and fumigated through technicians at home. Shield+ also covers employees. Under this programme, MG will conduct thermal screening of […]

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Nissan Electric Car Sales May Already Exceed 500,000

LEAF alone is above 470,000 and, combined with e-NV200, Nissan probably already is above 500,000 EV sales. Nissan is silent about it, but it seems that the company already sold about 500,000 all-electric cars globally. We knew that it was coming, as the LEAF was at about 450,000 several months ago and in one of the latest press releases (May […]

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Kia says July car sales could be back to normal

Kia Europe boss Emilio Herrera also calls for government support to boost sales Car sales could be back to normal levels as soon as July, according to Kia Motors Europe COO Emilio Herrera. April saw the biggest drop in UK car sales on record, down 97.3%, while March also saw a fall of 44.4%. May registrations are expected to pick […]

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India recorded zero car sales in April due to lockdown

The Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in India has left its mark on the country’s automotive industry, as it recorded exactly zero domestic sales in the first month (April) of the 2020-2021 financial year, reported Bloomberg and The Times of India. India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, declared a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from March 25, which has since been extended twice […]

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Proton to resume sales and production from May 5

Following the announcement of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) on Labour Day, Proton has revealed it will gradually restart operations from May 5, covering both sales and production. Prior to this, the company temporarily halted all operations on March 18 to meet the movement control order (MCO) directive that was issued by the government. On the former, the national […]

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Sales trends of luxury cars in India – From 2007 to 2019

Thanks to BHPian a4anurag for sharing this information with other enthusiasts. According to the luxury car sales figures, from 2007 to 2019, Mercedes-Benz has been the most consistent luxury car maker in India. During this period, Mercedes-Benz was the best-selling luxury car maker for seven years. In 2019, the company’s sales fell below the 15,000 mark and was the lowest […]

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Almost A Fifth Of Kia Sales In Europe Were xEVs In Q1 2020

During the past quarter, Kia sold more than 13,000 plug-ins in Europe as the lineup expands. Kia’s car sales in Europe decreased during the first quarter of 2020 (by 14.5% to 113,026), but in relation to the entire market, the South Korean manufacturer actually did very well. Market share improved to a record 3.7% and almost one-fifth of the total […]

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