Volkswagen Group, Fiat Chrysler and Renault led a 23.four % European automotive gross sales decline in September, the primary regional business physique mentioned on Wednesday, as automakers continued to undergo from the introduction of harder new emissions assessments.
Registrations fell to 1.12 million automobiles in European Union and European Free Commerce Affiliation (EFTA) nations final month from 1.47 million in September 2017, Brussels-based ACEA mentioned.
Volkswagen Group gross sales fell by 47.eight %, Fiat Chrysler by 31.four % and Renault by 26.9 %, in response to the info. The French carmaker’s alliance associate Nissan additionally recorded a 43.eight % decline.
The brand new Worldwide Harmonised Gentle Automobile Check (WLTP) turned necessary on Sept. 1, forcing some carmakers to halt deliveries of some fashions that had but to be re-certified.
VW, Renault and Fiat Chrysler had led a gross sales surge in August, as carmakers boosted reductions and registrations of their very own autos to be offered as practically new on the used automotive market.
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