In April 2016, the EU passenger car market posted strong results again, marking the 32nd consecutive month of growth. From January to April 2016, new passenger car registrations increased by 8.5%, totalling more than 5 million units (5,094,026).
This is the highest result in volume terms since April 2008, just before the economic crisis hit the automotive industry.
Among the major markets, Spain (+21.2%) and Italy (+11.5%) recorded the strongest performances with double-digit percentage gains, followed by Germany (+8.4%), France (+7.1%) and the UK (+2.0%).
In April 2016 too, demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU increased for the 16th consecutive month. Total commercial vehicle registrations grew by 14.6%, totalling 195,013 units.