German new car sales continue to buck the downward trend as new-car registrations rose by 19.4 percent to nearly 380,000 units in April as motorists continued to cash in on a government incentive to scrap old cars and buy new ones.
The increase brought new-car sales in the first four months of the year to the best level since the record year of 1999, data from the VDIK car importers association showed on Tuesday.
The rise follows an increase of 40 percent in March and contrasts with falling sales in other European countries.
Spanish car sales fell 45.6 percent in April compared with the same month last year, while Italian sales were down 7.5 percent and French sales declined by 7 percent.
Source: Automotive News Europe