New car sales in Europe grow for the first time in a year

New car sales in Europe grow for the first time in a year

October 16, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Sales of new passenger cars in September in Europe amounted to 1.3 million units, which is 1.1% more than in September 2019.

As follows from the report of the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA), a positive result was recorded for the first time since the beginning of the year. True, for the period from January to September of this year, European dealers sold a total of 8.57 million copies, which is 29.3% less than in the same period in 2019.

Leadership in sales of new cars is held by German Volkswagen, which managed to sell 125,829 cars (+ 6.5%). The second place was occupied by the premium brand Mercedes-Benz with 85,273 vehicles (-5.2%). The three leaders are closed by the French Renault, whose sales for the reporting period amounted to 83 991 cars (-1.3%). The TOP-5 brands that sold the largest number of cars in Europe in September also included Ford (79433 units, -4.5%) and Peugeot (76117 units, + 3.4%).