European new car sales rise 13% year-on-year in June – ACEA

Volkswagen cars are lined up for sale at a car shop in Bad Honnef
FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen cars are lined up for sale at a car shop in Bad Honnef near Bonn, Germany, November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

July 16, 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) – European car registrations surged in June, rising for the fourth month in row, industry data showed on Friday, as sales continued to recover from the low level reported last year when coronavirus restrictions shut car dealerships across Europe.

New passenger car registrations rose by 13.3% year-on-year to 1,282,503 vehicles in the European Union, Britain and the countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) showed.

(Reporting by Riham Alkousaa, editing by Maria Sheahan)