Car market in Europe grew by 14.4% in SeptemberOctober 16, 2019
These indicators were achieved against the background of low sales results in September 2018.
Experts at the Avtostat analytical agency talked about car sales in Europe in September 2019. Last month, Europeans purchased 1,285,494 new cars. This result was 14.4% better than that shown in September 2018. However, such dynamics is ensured by low indicators this year, and a low base in the past. The thing is that in September 2018, new WLTP car certification rules entered into force in the EU, which led to a decrease in sales. If we consider sales for three quarters, then this year the inhabitants of Europe purchased 12,115,927 new cars. This figure is 1.6% lower than last year for the same period.
The most popular brand in Europe in September was Volkswagen, which sold 118,255 copies (+ 58.2% compared to September 2018).
At the same time, Volkswagen is among the leaders in sales not only in Germany, but also in other EU countries. In second place is another representative of Germany – Mercedes-Benz with a result of 88 329 vehicles sold (+ 13.2%). Renault gets the “bronze” rating, showing a result of 85,538 copies (+ 30.3%). The fourth position is occupied by the American Ford, whose official dealers were able to sell 84,424 cars (+ 8.5%). Closes the TOP-5 German Opel / Vauxhall (81 861 pcs., + 1%).
Meanwhile, Skoda has increased its sales in the global market. In September 2019, official Czech brand dealers sold 913,700 vehicles.
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