European car sales show strong demand

New car sales in Europe have increased by 3.2 per cent in the first quarter, according to figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.

22nd April, 2006

New car sales in Europe have increased by 3.2 per cent in the first quarter, according to figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. Volkswagen and Fiat are the main beneficiaries, with VW sales at 713,818 units - up by 12.5 per cent - and Fiat sales increasing by a strong 16.7 per cent to 327,688 vehicles.

Sales from PSA, Ford and GM were flat, while Renault’s share declined. Suzuki, though a small player in Europe, increased its sales by...

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