EU registrations up 14.5% in September, after a WLTP-related drop in August
In September, new vehicle registrations rose 14.5%, according to figures released by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). In all, 1.2 million vehicles were registered.
This increase follows a month of August in which registrations fell a considerable 23.5% following the WLTP testing regime that came into force.
All EU member states except for Bulgaria posted increases, Germany (+22.2%), Spain (+18.3%) and France (+16.6%) did particularly well. Fuelled by Brexit uncertainty, the recovery in the UK was limited to +1.3%.
Year to date figures are still down 1.6% compared to the same period last year.