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SPAIN

Spain's new car registrations surge 26% in October

MADRID: New car registrations surged for a sixth straight month in Spain in October, jumping 26.1% over the same month in 2013, but with total sales still well below pre-crisis levels.

4 Nov 2014

SPAIN

Cars are the latest smartphone 'accessory'

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Automobile giants at the world's biggest mobile fair are showing off a new technology that turns a car into a smartphone accessory, allowing a driver to use cutting-edge apps without veering off the road.

1 Mar 2013

SPAIN

Spain's car sales down 20% in November

MADRID, SPAIN: Spanish new car sales shrank by 20.3% for the year to November, industry data showed on Monday (3 December), despite a state-backed programme to boost purchases of energy-efficient cars.

4 Dec 2012

UNITED STATES

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010

GERMANY

German car buyers prefer used to new

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: Germans prefer to buy used, rather than new cars: a comparative study of the European car market in the aftermath of the scrappage scheme. The findings are contained in the 2010 GfK Consumption Trend Sensor survey conducted by the GfK Association.

5 Oct 2010

SWEDEN

Naughty Volvo, naughty!

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has always relied on its image for quality manufacturing and efficient design. Other car marques are well known for possessing a fun streak, such as Honda, Toyota or Mazda, which is a necessary brand ingredient in attracting the younger market.

4 Aug 2010

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