Article available at WSJ, "Car Sales to Top 90 Million Globally for First Time; Results fueled by rebounds in Western Europe and emerging markets such as Brazil and Russia"
By John D. Stoll and
Updated Jan. 3, 2018 12:43 a.m. ET
Global sales of passenger cars and trucks likely surpassed 90 million for the first time in 2017, the latest indicator that demand for conventional automobiles remains strong even as driverless cars and ride sharing get increasing attention.
The results, based on preliminary data provided by WardsAuto.com, were fueled in part by a continued rebound in Western Europe and recovery in major emerging markets...