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Arval spreads Arval Active Link

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Arval spreads Arval Active Link

Published on February 15, 2019

Do you know Arval Active Link ? It's a service which includes  the telematics technology  into the leased cars. This system offers to any company  that leases Arval cars a platform  to follow the vehicle's activity. Whether the car may be in good shape or needs a reviewing, the company will know it and can, therefore, warn the driver to fix the vehicle.  The in-vehicle telematics have several advantages.  It enables to prevent the car from damages as the company knows everything about the it's performance and...

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Volkswagen back on its throne

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Volkswagen back on its throne

Published on December 06, 2018

European market of new car decreased again in October as sales in lightweight fell by 7.3%. Even though WLTP norm remains the number 1 reason of these losses, some companies have come to meet with success again. By the way this decrease is yet lighter than in September (-23.5%). PSA who anticipated the new norm got positive results in sales of Peugeot (+2.2%) and Citroën (+4.7%).  The group even passed over Volkswagen in October on the European market. But the German brand who sold about 225,415 vehicles last month came back on its throne. However...

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About your markets

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About your markets

Published on December 04, 2018

 If the market of new cars in some countries such as France (-12.8%) or Germany (-30%) decreased between September 2017 and September 2018, the used car market remains strong with a high demand . Figures from Arval Trading are here to testify with a growth of 13% in its sales of used cars in 2018.  French buyers are seeking for a recent and high-hand product. Indeed we can see that the market in second hand cars aged of 2 to 4 years is increasing by 7.1% on the same period while vehicles aged of 5 to 6 years are falling by 10.1%.   Historical market with...

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Best sellers of the year

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Best sellers of the year

Published on November 29, 2018

First semester of 2018 has passed and figures of the greatest success in car industry arrived. Figures of Ivonev are clear : Among the 25 models the most sold in the world in the first half of the year, we count 10 SUV , 11 sedan cars, 1 minivan and 3 pickup trucks . Here you can find the top 3 of the best success in 2018 from January to June : The first SUV to come in the rank is the Volkswagen Tiguan (5th place with 410,000 units sold) followed by the Toyota Rav 4 (396,000), Nissan X-Trail and Rogue (392,000 units). Then comes the Honda CR-V with 340,000 models...

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Renault' success on small cars

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Renault' success on small cars

Published on November 13, 2018

Surprise ! On the 9 first months of the year, the model the most sold by Renault in the world is not Clio IV but Sandero , model of its Dacia brand. Renault sold this year more than 350,000 units of its low cost car made in Romania, Russia, Morocco, Iran, Algeria, Colombia, Brasil, Argentina and Colombia. 45% were sold in Europe. To compare, Renault sold 315,000 Clio IV (296,000 last year over the same period) but 80% of them were purchased in Europe. Following these best sellers, we can find Dacia Duster (261,000 units sold) and Renault Captur (243,000...

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Market of Diesel still growing in Europe

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Market of Diesel still growing in Europe

Published on November 08, 2018

It is a fact that since the "Dieselgate", cars fueled with Diesel may not have the success they might had a few months and years ago in Western Europe. But it is not the case for every country in Europe. Indeed the market of diesel cars is even growing and estimated to 43 millions of cars on our continent. Some countries such as Poland and Bulgaria still keep a high demand for these cars. Last year, more than third of the 100,000 cars Bulgaria imported from EU countries were diesel cars. Poland imported 350,000 old diesel cars in 2017 for a total of 850,000 cars...

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Paris Motor Show remains the number 1

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Paris Motor Show remains the number 1

Published on November 01, 2018

After 10 days full of shows, visits and purchases, it was time for the Paris Motor Show to close its doors on the 14th of October. It is now time for the brands to make their appraisal.  With more than 1 million of visitors , the "Mondial de l'Auto" remains the most visited car exhibition of the world. And this has a price for the brands : Until 5 millions euros to pay for a stand.   But this price was rapidly profitable for some brands such as Renault. The French manufacturer has established a new record at the show with a car sold every 5 minutes !...

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Used cars take the lead in France

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Used cars take the lead in France

Published on October 25, 2018

New cars are not subjects of desire anymore for French people. As their habits change, the market evolves. French people drive every year less and less kilometers , 100km less in average and as their power of purchase is decreasing while the prices of new cars are skyrocketing (increasing faster than the inflation), second hand cars become their first choice. The average price for a new car today in France is up to 27,000 euros. It is even higher in Germany with a price higher than 30,000 euros . With new technologies coming on cars to make their prices huge, young adults...

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German market of new cars falling by 30% due to WLTP

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German market of new cars falling by 30% due to WLTP

Published on October 23, 2018

Germany has known a big fall in its market of new cars in September. According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) 200,000 vehicles were sold over that month , which represents a decrease of 30% compared to the same period last year.  The main reason for KBA is the new WLTP certification taking that took effect on September 1st. This certification was made in Europe to have a better control on testing procedures as the previous NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) was actually hiding 42% of the real gasoline consumption , helped by some car manufacturers. If...

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PSA plans to produce 208 next generation in Slovakia

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PSA plans to produce 208 next generation in Slovakia

Published on October 09, 2018

French PSA factory located in Poissy will soon have to leave the production of its famous Peugeot 208. Indeed, as it was already the case for some parts of the car, the next generation of 208 will be fully made in the Trvana factory (Slovakia). The car is expected for 2019. Poissy factory which was working overcapacity for the past years will now be dedicated to the production of DS3 only, before to welcome the next compact SUV of Peugeot. As the DS brand is planning to go on full electric sooner or later, Poissy was chosen to become in the next years the first electrified...

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Renault expects Russia to become its main market

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Renault expects Russia to become its main market

Published on October 02, 2018

With the recent great results of Avtovaz, owned by the French Company, Renault can expect a bright future in Russia. Indeed, the historical Russian has recorded an impressive growth of its operational margin since 2016 and its negative -8.8% margin. First half year of 2018 saw the brand reaching 5.4%. New products and markets such as Belarus and Kazakhstan which were forfotten by Lada in the past years until now may be seen as the consequences of the Avtovaz revival. Russia represents now for Renault an opportunity to increase its figures abroad and estimates that the...

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Volkswagen : Great results, strong leader

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Volkswagen : Great results, strong leader

Published on September 25, 2018

As the European market share of cars increased by 2.7% on the first half of 2018, Volkswagen followed this trend and saw its share reaching 11.4% (+0.7pts compared to H1 2017) making the company the leader of the market this year again in Europe. The German brand may have known great issues in its "Dielselgate" , these figures are not giving hope to its competitors. Indeed these results represent its highest H1 over the last 20 years.   All of this may be the consequences of the new born T-Roc which have known a great success since its arrival on the...

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