Sales of new passenger cars in the European Union rose sharply in September compared to a year earlier. According to the car industry association ACEA, sales increased by 14.5 percent to nearly 1.25 million cars.
In September last year, car sales in the EU were under pressure due to the introduction of stricter emissions tests, so that the comparison basis was low. In almost all European countries, car sales were on the rise last month. Double-digit growth was seen in four of the five major car markets. A modest increase in sales was seen in Great Britain. As everything nowadays the increase was attributed by the experts to ‘the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit’.
In the Netherlands, sales of new passenger cars increased by 30 percent in September to 38,122 units compared to a year earlier.