Volumes plummet 8.2 per cent year-on-year in June
European new car sales fell 8.2 per cent year-on-year in June, according to the latest Jato figures.
Volumes fell to 131,876 units as the market continued to slowdown.
Despite the decline, two of the five major markets increased sales during the month – registrations in France and Germany bucked the downward trend, recording increases of 4.5 per cent and 3.6 per cent respectively.
Volumes in the UK, Italy and Spain all declined, however.
Volkswagen was again the bestselling brand and it is also top over the year-to-date.
The German carmaker was buoyed by strong sales of the Golf, which sold over 45,000 units, making it Europe’s bestselling model.
“The dip in sales has accelerated in June compared with May and continues the recent downward trend in the market over the past few months,” said Nasir Shah, global business development director at JATO.