2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:36
Europe's car market continues to grow. In September, sales in the EU rose by 6.4 percent to over 1.2 million vehicles. Opel is also in the uptrend, with growth of 6.6 percent.
The European car market grew strongly in September. In the European Union (EU) a good 1.2 million vehicles were newly registered, 6.4 percent more than a year ago, as the industry association Acea announced on Friday. Sales rose for the 13th month in a row. In August the plus was only 2.1 percent.
More cars were sold in all major markets in September. In Germany, however, the increase in sales was only below average by 5.2 percent. Only Italy fared worse with a plus of 3.3 percent. The greatest growth was achieved in Spain (plus 26.2 percent), followed by France (plus 6.3 percent).
Only BMW loses
Among the German manufacturers, only BMW sold 85,581 units (-1 percent) fewer vehicles. With 70,007 vehicles, Daimler achieved an increase of 5.2 percent and Europe's largest carmaker Volkswagen achieved an increase of 6.7 percent with 290,524 vehicles delivered to customers.
The GM subsidiary Opel continued its upward trend together with its sister brand Vauxhall in September: with 91,989 vehicles, the Rüsselsheim-based company saw an increase of 6.6 percent compared to the same month last year. In the first nine months of the year, Opel / Vauxhall sales were slightly more than 671,000 vehicles, an increase of 8.2 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. GM subsidiary Chevrolet, which withdrew from the European market this year, only sold 34,605 vehicles from January to September, a decrease of 68.5 percent. This also resulted in GM's minus of 3.3 percent.
The US carmaker Ford increased its sales of 101,000 units by 6.7 percent in September, and from January to September growth was 7.3 percent with 723,000 units. (AG / dpa)
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