Europe’s car market has recorded the fastest start for eight years.
AID’s provisional data reveals that some 1.1 million new cars were sold
this January, thus topping last year’s same month sales by 9.4 per cent.
Apart from the UK, where last month’s new car sales grew for yet another
month, all of West Europe’s other major markets, on a similar upbeat
note, experienced double-digit gains. However, this year’s flying start
can be attributed at least partly to two extra working days in several
markets, which couldn’t fail but put a more positive spin on this
West Europe’s car market seems set to start 2017 in the manner it spent
the whole of 2016. January’s strong start continued a strong sales
recovery run that saw expanding sales in 39 out of the past 41 months.
autoindustry, cheered by this sustained sales rebound now has a job on
its hands to ensure that this long and unwavering sales recovery spell
does not screech to a premature halt...more
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