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Sales of new motor vehicles in Australia dipped 0.6 percent in March, from February, a third month of modest losses that pointed to a flattening of demand.
Volkswagen, the world's third largest carmaker, posted flat vehicle sales in March after headwinds in global markets grew harsher.
Sales by Shanghai Volkswagen surpassed the 400,000-unit mark in the first three months of this year, the company announced
Sales of China-made automobiles posted better-than-expected two-digit growth in the first quarter, reaching 5.42 million units in January-March.
China's passenger vehicle sales returned to high-speed growth in March due to surging demand for entry-level cars.
Wang Chuanfu, the chairman of BYD, had the domestic industry's biggest paycheck last year while Zhejiang Geely Holding Corp Chairman Li Shufu had the lowest.
Britain's car market continued the strong momentum in March with the new car registrations surging 5.9 percent to 394,806 units.
Sales of Volvo Cars in China in the first quarter hit 13,780 units, a year-on-year increase of 26.6 percent. The company's best-seller in China was the XC60 SUV.
Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group sold nearly 130,000 locally made vehicles in China last month, an increase of 27 percent over a year ago.
Ford's joint venture in China with Chang'an Automobile Group reported sales of 237,000 cars in the first three months this year
Many domestic carmakers are reporting that profits tumbled last year due to a slowing economy and intense competition in the world's most crowded market.
Chrysler Group said its vehicle sales in March were the best since December 2007, and estimated the industry's annual sales rate last month was 15.6 million.
Dongfeng Motor Group Co, China's biggest maker of Japanese-branded cars, reported a full-year profit that beat analyst estimates even as sales declined.
SAIC Motor Corp, China's largest automaker, reported full-year profit that missed analysts' estimates after earnings growth stalled at its venture with General Motors Co.
The price of Chinese brand vehicles rose mildly in February by 0.66 percentage points from a year earlier, according to China's price monitoring center.