Sector data showed that the registration of new cars in Europe increased slightly in September, which is the first increase this year, indicating a recovery in the auto sector in some European markets where Corona virus infections are declining.
Statistics from the European Automobile Industry Association showed that new car registrations rose in September by 1.1% on an annual basis to 1.3 million cars in the European Union, Britain and the European Free Trade Association countries.
But the five largest European markets achieved mixed results, as Spain, the United Kingdom and France recorded losses, while registrations in Italy and Germany rose, according to what the data revealed.
Sales of Volkswagen Group and Renault rose 14.1% and 8.1% in September, respectively, while PSA Group reported a decline of 14.1%.
Luxury carmakers suffered losses in September, with BMW sales down 11.9% and rival Daimler reporting a 7.7% decline.
In the first nine months of the year, sales fell 29.3%, as general isolation measures related to the Corona virus forced car showrooms to close their doors throughout Europe.