New car registrations: EU up 10.2%, UK 2.9%

January proved a positive start to the year for new car registrations in the European Union, with the market growing 10.2 per cent year on year. A total of 1,170,220 cars were registered in the EU last month; among the major markets, Spain (+10.7%), France (+10.6%), Germany (+10.5%) and Italy (+10.1%) recorded very strong performances in January, while the UK passenger car market also grew, albeit at more modest rate, increasing 2.9 per cent year-on-year to 174,564 units.

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