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The mixed scene in Europe. (Auto by the Numbers).

Western European car sales for 2001 will likely outstrip the 14.7 million units recorded in 2000. The U.K. and France have led the pace with support from Spain. However, it is the return of consumers in Germany and Italy that is most welcome in Q4. Through November the market was +0.6% ahead of last year. Light commercial returns for Western Europe however are down 4.0% through Q3 hinting at the weakness in business sector spending that has so far escaped many private buyers.

Many OEMs are planning for a slower 2002. Fiat and General Motors have announced the most wide-ranging cuts so far. Fiat will have taken nearly 160,000 units out of its schedule by year-end. In Italy, Mirafiori, Melfi, Pomigliano and Termini are all affected, as is Rivalta, which is scheduled to cease operations in early 2002. Polish and Turkish facilities facing severe domestic conditions will contribute around 60,000 units. GM has wrestled both aging product and overcapacity for the last 12 months and actions taken in late-2000 are built upon in the "Project Olympia" revival plan. Antwerp, Bochum and Eisenach will be most affected with the renewed Russelsheim facility operating at about 60% of previous capacity.

Ford, which undertook a similar review of its European operations in early 2000, is still expected to slow line rates at Genk, where two of its freshest models, Mondeo (CD132) and the Transit commercial van, are built.

Renault took days from the French facilities of Douai, Flins, Sandouville and Maubeuge through October and November with further down time expected to impact Palencia and Valladolid in Spain though December into January. While PSA is bolstered by continued strong demand for compact passenger cars, some light van output was lost in October. Volkswagen could not escape the trend, taking a week out from Emden arid Wolfsburg; even the star in the VW line-up, Skoda, will reduce the number of three-shift operations in December and the first week of 2002.

The diversity of the European sector suggests there is still an upside potential. BMW recently began recruiting for a 3rd shift at its Oxford plant, where it recently launched the Mini. Toyota's Yaris plant in Valenciennes will increase output through 2002 by 20%. PSA is seeking an additional shift at Sochaux, the P307 lead plant, and new working practices adopted at Ryton, (in lieu of investment for the upcoming P206 wagon) will seethe facility running for 49 weeks in 2002. In addition, expanded output will be used to meet export demand, most noticeably at Jaguar, Land Rover, Honda and Toyota.
BMW 4Q-01 1Q-02 2002CY Y/Y %

E36/E46 (3-Series) 113,140 104,328 428,178 -10%
E39 (5-Series) 36,967 40,391 159,468 -16%
E60/63/65 (7-Series) 8,887 11,880 46,903 393%
R50 (Mini) 15,255 22,951 92,522 204%

Total BMW 174,249 179,550 727,071 0%
DaimlerChrysler

 4Q-01 1Q-02 2002CY

MINICAB (Mits, Pinin) 2,448 3,072 12,672
Smart (Smart Minicar) 30,450 30,600 117,866
X/X2 (Spacestar/Carisma/Volvo S/V40) 40,012 47,026 183,766
W168/W169 (A-Class, Vaneo) 46,399 55,846 227,530
NPL/PT (PT Cruiser) 10,197 10,180 40,282
W202/203 (C-Class, SLK, CLK) 109,085 107,437 436,675
W210/W211 (E-Class, SL) 57,655 63,668 264,640
W220 (S-Class, CL) 22,993 21,326 87,293
W163/W614 (M-Class) 5,703 5,443 22,714
WJ/WK (Grand Cherokee) 8,363 7,984 32,229
NS/RS (Voyager) 8,343 9,396 37,181
VIANO (Vito, V-Class) 22,577 17,955 73,440
T1/T1N (Sprinter to 3.5t) 23,955 23,400 93,308
Other 1,141 1,088 9,146

Total DaimlerChrysler 389,321 404,421 1,638,742

 Y/Y %

MINICAB (Mits, Pinin) 15%
Smart (Smart Minicar) -2%
X/X2 (Spacestar/Carisma/Volvo S/V40) -12%
W168/W169 (A-Class, Vaneo) 21%
NPL/PT (PT Cruiser) 156%
W202/203 (C-Class, SLK, CLK) -5%
W210/W211 (E-Class, SL) 20%
W220 (S-Class, CL) -10%
W163/W614 (M-Class) 1%
WJ/WK (Grand Cherokee) -5%
NS/RS (Voyager) -2%
VIANO (Vito, V-Class) -15%
T1/T1N (Sprinter to 3.5t) -12%
Other -29%

Total DaimlerChrysler 1%

Fiat

 4Q-01 1Q-02 2002CY

Type A (Seicento) 44,272 51,072 202,653
Type 141 (Panda) 18,907 20,541 79,013
Type 178 (Palio/Siena, Doblo) 28,787 32,078 140,692
Type B (Lancia Y, Fiat Uno, 22,147 26,738 75,935
 Barchetta)
Punto 2 (Fiat Punto) 119,288 138,375 566,137
Type C/D (Alfa 147, 156, 72,388 70,184 260,277
 Spider/GTV, Fiat Bravo/Brava,
 Marea, Lancia Lybra)
Type C/D(2) Fiat Stilo 53,244 67,500 309,228
Type 186 (Multipla) 11,749 13,437 51,401
Type E (Alfa 166, Lancia Thesis) 3,535 7,594 33,380
X70 (Iveco Daily) 15,332 17,107 69,519
Other 2,553 1,584 6,647

Total Fiat 392,202 446,210 1,794,882

 Y/Y %

Type A (Seicento) -4%
Type 141 (Panda) -15%
Type 178 (Palio/Siena, Doblo) -1%
Type B (Lancia Y, Fiat Uno, -32%
 Barchetta)
Punto 2 (Fiat Punto) 5%
Type C/D (Alfa 147, 156, -28%
 Spider/GTV, Fiat Bravo/Brava,
 Marea, Lancia Lybra)
Type C/D(2) Fiat Stilo 297%
Type 186 (Multipla) 0%
Type E (Alfa 166, Lancia Thesis) 160%
X70 (Iveco Daily) -1%
Other -79%

Total Fiat 6%

Ford Motor

 4Q-01 1Q-02 2002CY

BE91 (Fiesta, Ka, Puma, Mazda 121) 76,839 58,484 192,468
C170 (Focus) 134,517 119,342 523,593
CDW27/CD132 (Ford Mondeo, Iaguar 102,074 91,669 379,686
 X-Type)
DEW98 (Iaguar S-Type) 8,400 9,240 37,394
P2 (Volvo S60, C70, V70, S80) 71,513 72,454 289,837
V184/185 (Transit) 45,142 43,894 194,837
C840 (Land Rover Freelander) 18,072 22,949 93,941
Series II (Land Rover Discovery) 11,272 9,180 37,577
Defender (Land Rover Defender) 6,024 4,172 17,079
Other 18,789 59,872 340,393

Total Ford Motor 492,642 491,256 2,106,805

 Y/Y %

BE91 (Fiesta, Ka, Puma, Mazda 121) -54%
C170 (Focus) -8%
CDW27/CD132 (Ford Mondeo, Iaguar -5%
 X-Type)
DEW98 (Iaguar S-Type) -3%
P2 (Volvo S60, C70, V70, S80) 1%
V184/185 (Transit) 5%
C840 (Land Rover Freelander) 40%
Series II (Land Rover Discovery) -9%
Defender (Land Rover Defender) -23%
Other -28%

Total Ford Motor 0%

General Motors

 4Q-01 1Q-02 2002CY

GAMMA (Coysa) 150,580 141,592 585,636
GM2700/3000 (Astra/Zafira) 196,641 191,808 704,001
GM2900 (Opel Vectra, Saab 9-5) 40,163 22,459 62,773
EPSILON (Opel Vectra, Signum, 0 24,715 292,554
 Saab 9-3)
GM2800 (Opel Omega, Cadillac 8,041 7,834 35,782
 Catera)
GM J-CAR2400 (Saab 9-3) 15,803 15,348 62,773
W83 (Opel Vivaro/Renault 20,462 20,304 84,866
 Trafic/Nissan Primastar
Other 28,965 26,311 97,599

Total General Motors 440,193 430,067 1,841,118

 Y/Y %

GAMMA (Coysa) 7%
GM2700/3000 (Astra/Zafira) -14%
GM2900 (Opel Vectra, Saab 9-5) -69%
EPSILON (Opel Vectra, Signum, NA
 Saab 9-3)
GM2800 (Opel Omega, Cadillac -5%
 Catera)
GM J-CAR2400 (Saab 9-3) -69%
W83 (Opel Vivaro/Renault 141%
 Trafic/Nissan Primastar
Other -63%

Total General Motors 4%

PSA

 4Q-01 1Q-02 2002CY

106/Saxo/TI 223,935 196,968 805,229
 (Peugeot 106, 206, Citroen Saxo)
N (Peugeot 306, Citroen Xsara, 119,206 96,209 376,773
 Picasso)
PF2 (Peugeot 307) 105,260 113,500 466,376
D/X/Z (Peugeot 406, 607, Citroen 58,800 57,482 226,643
 Xantia)
PF3 (Citroen C5) 56,448 50,854 213,583
VISA/M49 54,140 50,229 205,652
 (Citroen C15, Berlingo, Peugeot
 Partner)
SEVEL X2 (Partner, Jumper, Ducato) 44,000 43,007 172,800
U60/U70 (860, Ulysee, Zeta, Evasion 34,048 31,920 136,563
 + CV's
PF1 (Citroen C3) 10,140 47,296 245,546

Total PSA 705,977 687,465 2,849,165

 Y/Y %

106/Saxo/TI -26%
 (Peugeot 106, 206, Citroen Saxo)
N (Peugeot 306, Citroen Xsara, -29%
 Picasso)
PF2 (Peugeot 307) 53%
D/X/Z (Peugeot 406, 607, Citroen -14%
 Xantia)
PF3 (Citroen C5) 8%
VISA/M49 -9%
 (Citroen C15, Berlingo, Peugeot
 Partner)
SEVEL X2 (Partner, Jumper, Ducato) -9%
U60/U70 (860, Ulysee, Zeta, Evasion 1%
 + CV's
PF1 (Citroen C3) NA

Total PSA -3%

Renault/Nissan (incl. Dacia)

 4Q-01 1Q-02 2002CY

X-06/P-O (Renault Twingo) 30,706 36,360 144,161
X65/W76 (Renault Clio, Kangoo) 203,354 197,477 810,999
X64 (Renault Megane, Scenic) 154,774 163,622 547,939
M2 (Renault Laguna, Vel Satis, 74,251 83,365 351,908
 Espace)
P52-J66 (Renault Espace, Avantime) 17,280 3,916 15,984
X70 (Renault Master, Trafic) 22,000 19,152 75,936
March-K (Nissan Micra) 23,520 23,200 76,520
MS (Nissan Almera, Almera Tino, 43,056 47,205 246,967
 Primera)
UX70 (Nissan Terrano II) 8,448 8,091 32,704
Other 27,456 13,440 118,940

Total Renault/Nissan 604,845 595,828 2,422,058

 Y/Y %

X-06/P-O (Renault Twingo) -6%
X65/W76 (Renault Clio, Kangoo) -9%
X64 (Renault Megane, Scenic) -20%
M2 (Renault Laguna, Vel Satis, 33%
 Espace)
P52-J66 (Renault Espace, Avantime) -77%
X70 (Renault Master, Trafic) -18%
March-K (Nissan Micra) -30%
MS (Nissan Almera, Almera Tino, 0.47
 Primera)
UX70 (Nissan Terrano II) -3%
Other 9%

Total Renault/Nissan -7%

Volkswagen

 4Q-01 1Q-02 2002CY

PQ23 (VW Lupo, Polo, Seat Arosa, 94,070 93,753 277,002
 Ibiza/Cordoba
PQ24 (Audi A2, Skoda Fabia, 126,016 142,045 751,408
 VW Polo)
PQ33/34 (Audi A3, TT, Seat Leon, 281,607 287,5281 126,669
 Toledo, Skoda Octavia, VW Bora,
 Golf)
PQ35 (VW Golf Mini Van, Audi A3) 0 0 54,120
PL45 (VW Passat, Audi A6, Skoda 149,738 148,776 623,171
 Superb)
PL46 (Audi A4) 74,172 71,034 296,313
PL62 (Audi A8, VW Phaeton) 3,362 4,793 24,214
B-VX62 (VW Sharan, Seat Alhambra, 32,224 28,834 123,776
 Ford Galaxy)
T4/T5 (VW Transporter) 25,774 30,544 127,174
LT/TIN (VW LT) 4,951 5,141 24,031
Other 440 381 1,937

Total Volkswagen 792,354 812,829 3,429,815

Asia Base OEM's 156,718 169,137 779,243

Other Euroean OEM's 308,886 282,122 1,240,499

France 862,848 879,299 3,631,642
Germany 1,087,303 1,118,506 4,777,132
Italy 371,767 414,723 1,663,355
Spain 634,600 594,031 2,506,559
United Kingdom 412,740 437,793 1,788,331
Other 1,082,903 1,051,373 4,437,834

Total Europe 4,452,161 4,495,725 18,804,853

 Y/Y %

PQ23 (VW Lupo, Polo, Seat Arosa, -0.6
 Ibiza/Cordoba
PQ24 (Audi A2, Skoda Fabia, 1.05
 VW Polo)
PQ33/34 (Audi A3, TT, Seat Leon, -0.11
 Toledo, Skoda Octavia, VW Bora,
 Golf)
PQ35 (VW Golf Mini Van, Audi A3) NA
PL45 (VW Passat, Audi A6, Skoda -0.08
 Superb)
PL46 (Audi A4) 0.12
PL62 (Audi A8, VW Phaeton) 0.93
B-VX62 (VW Sharan, Seat Alhambra, -0.06
 Ford Galaxy)
T4/T5 (VW Transporter) 0.04
LT/TIN (VW LT) -0.01
Other -1%

Total Volkswagen -4%

Asia Base OEM's 28%

Other Euroean OEM's -2%

France 1%
Germany 0%
Italy 5%
Spain -8%
United Kingdom 11%
Other -3%

Total Europe 0%
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