Live somewhere you can buy a VW Scirocco? Want a new one? Hurry up. Production has stopped and once the remaining stock is gone, it’s gone.
We explored cars that sell, not just in single figures, but in single numbers last night. So let’s find a few more unicorns.
I’ve been looking at sales statistics for Ireland for the year to April. Unlike many other places the figures are detailed, freely available and (really important) free.
We’ve heard a lot about diesel and matters relating thereto so I’ve researched sales of a car commonly sold as a diesel in Ireland.
Let’s turn our attention to France, home of Delahaye, De Gaulle and Delacroix. Not home of the croissant, which is from Vienna. Not home either of what the Americans call French fries, which are Belgian.
Let’s continue our statistical perambulations to the dear and often chilly land of
Sweden’s west coast Norway.
We’re into a new year so let’s investigate what’s been hot and not everywhere* in the world.
It’s that time of the year when we can see who’s done well and who hasn’t in 2016.
It’s high time we went exploring car sales in various part of the world again. Is anybody buying VWs? Is anybody buying diesels? Is anyone buying both? Yes, yes and yes.
Last week, the NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis released their annual Motor Vehicle Crashes Overview for 2015. Spoiler alert: it’s getting worse out there...
In Ireland anyway:
Norway, as we know, is a country that makes so much money selling fossil fuels to other people that it can afford elaborate incentives to persuade its own citizens to buy cars that don’t use the said fossil fuels. It was the first country in Europe to buy Teslas in numbers and reading comments by Tesla fans would…
Updated as of Feb 2016. Some interesting bits here....
We’ve seen that “dieselgate” has been shrugged off by at last two European car markets, so let’s continue our exploration by travelling North to Sweden, a country noted for environmental friendliness and so one which should treat diesels like a manifestation of the Antichrist.
October has come and gone. So? So it’s the first full month after that diesel business and we might get an idea if would be diesel buyers are going the spark ignition route or at least avoiding their friendly local VW dealer.
We continue our exploration of the world’s car buying statistics and head east (or west, depending where you you start from) to the chilly steppes of Russia, land of dachas, despots and dodgy financial dealings. Also land of a megalomaniacal nutcase
Latest in our exploration of who buys what and where comes Turkey, a country straddling Europe and Asia and known for Aghia Sophia, the theatre at Pergamon and the cave churches of Cappadocia, all of which are Greek, and a relative absence of Armenians due to the events of a hundred years ago which are still denied in…
Latest in my exploration of who’s buying what and where comes Argentina, land of pampas, Patagonia, Péron and the tango. Also a land without the Falklands.
Having explored Western Europe and North America let’s go to a land down under. There are many of these so let’s go to The Land Down Under.