Stellantis outperformed the Volkswagen Group across Europe in October

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    New car registrations across Europe fell by 30 per cent in October to 790,652 units, with Stellantis outperforming the Volkswagen Group for the first time.

    That’s according to latest data from Jato Dynamics, which said the continent’s automotive industry suffered because of the ongoing impact of shortages of new cars at dealerships.

    Global analyst Felipe Munoz said: ‘The shortage of semiconductors is proving to be as severe as the Covid lockdowns of last year.

    ‘We have seen factories shut down across the continent, and at present the industry is struggling to find a solution to the supply chain crisis.’

    Year to date, though, the total volume for the 26 markets outperformed 2020 – up by 2.6 per cent to 9.85m units – but the gap narrowed versus September’s seven per cent rise.

    The shortages had a direct impact on sales leadership across the European market, with the Volkswagen Group falling from the leadership position for monthly registrations the second time this century

    It was also the first time since it was formed earlier this year that Stellantis outsold the German manufacturer.

    Last month, Volkswagen suffered a 42 per cent fall in volume, with double-digit drops in all countries except Ireland and its compact and midsize cars the most severely affected segments.

    Munoz said: ‘Carmakers are being forced to prioritise their best-selling segments, meaning that the few available semiconductors are being used solely to produce SUV and EVs.’

    The market share for SUVs rose from 40.7 per cent in October 2020 to a new monthly record of 46.8 per cent last month, with demand continuing to gain momentum as manufacturers roll out their new EV alternatives.

    A total of 181,300 units of BEV and PHEV were registered in October, comprising 22.9 per cent of total market share – a new monthly record.

    Diesels struggled, meanwhile, with their market share dropping to less than a fifth at 19 per cent.

    Munoz added: ‘As we saw during the pandemic, the current crisis has proved to be more of an opportunity than a threat to the developing EV market.

    ‘COP 26 marked a significant turning point for the industry as 24 countries and 11 OEMs committed to no longer producing ICE vehicles by 2040, and so the shift towards EVs will only accelerate further in the coming years.’

    Because of the crisis, said Jato Dynamics, there was a lot of change in the rankings by model, with the Peugeot 2008, pictured, securing the top spot for the first time since it was introduced in 2013.

    Stellantis saw five of its models in the top 10, followed by the Renault Group with two models, and the Volkswagen Group, Ford and Hyundai with one model each.

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    Psuader

    Good. Stellantis are pushing the boat out in terms of innovative and dynamic designs without compromising on quality and reliability. VW serves the usual (rock solid and effective) gruel, hoping past glories will kept customers loyal. And they cheated.

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    ChrisK
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    And they cheated.

    Stellantis cars believed to have used defeat devices.

    Citroen C4 1.6 BlueHDi believed to use thermal window and hot start cheat devices

    Peugeot 5008 1.6 BlueHDi alleged to use defeat devices.

    Vauxhall Mokka 1.6 CDTi believed to use thermal window and hot start cheat devices.

    Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi alleged to use defeat devices.

    Other manufactures beside VW suspected or known to use defeat devices are BMW, Dacia, Fiat, Hyundai, Honda, Jaguar, KIA, Mazda, Mercedes, Ford, Nissan, Range Rover, Renault, Suzuki, Toyota, Volvo and of course the one that actually got caught, Audi, VW, Seat, Skoda, Porsche.

     

    Source Motoring Research.

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    Psuader

    Believed or suspected are not the same as proven and fined billions of dollars, ChrisK, though I take your point.

    #170389 Reply
    brydo

    I’m not sure how they will all cheat when we move full BEV but I’m sure they’ll find a way.

     

    #170492 Reply
    Mark Holland

    I believe in defence of Stellantis (god knows why) but I do have one of their vehicles. Anyway those alleged defeat accusations were prior to their ownership PSA owned Citroen and Peugeot they then bought Vauxhall and then Stellantis bought them all. So hoping for great things from Stellantis as PSA are in my opinion poor. Stellantis ambition is high but as with all large take overs productivity and disloyalty  can remain low for long periods.

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