European car sales down again in January but revival expected

The number of new passenger car registrations in the EU decreased by 4.62% year-on-year in January 2019, making it the fifth consecutive month of decline, the European Automotive Manufacturers Assn (ACEA) said on Friday February 15.

New car sales in Europe totaled 1,195,665 units in January 2019, compared with 1,253,596 vehicles sold in the corresponding month of 2018. “The European passenger car market saw a slow start to the year, posting a 4.6% decline compared with one year ago,” ACEA said. “Nevertheless, with nearly 1.2 million units registered in total, this still represents the second-highest January volume on record since 2009.” Car production was affected by the introduction of emissions testing under the new...


Maria Tanatar

February 15, 2019

20:25 GMT