The new car registrations in the European Union have decreased by 1% in February, but Lithuania and Romania have registered the highest increase, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) informs on Friday.
In February some 1.114 million vehicles were sold in the EU, down against the similar period in 2018 (1.125 million). The highest increases were registered by Lithuania (94.5%), Romania (37.5%) and Hungary (12.6%).
The largest auto markets have had mixed developments: Germany +2.7%, France +2.1%, UK +1.4%, Spain -8.8% and Italy -2.4%.
The new car registrations have fallen in the first two months of this year by 2.9%.
Dacia sales up by 2.4% in February
The sales of Dacia cars in Europe have increased by 2.4%, reaching a market share of 3.6%, up from 3.5% in the similar period last year, ACEA also informs.
The Dacia car registrations reached 41,716 units in February, up against the similar period last year (40,755 units).
French groups Renault and PSD Peugeot Citroen have registered in February increases of 0.02% and 0.8% respectively, whereas Volkswagen and Ford registered decreases of 0.5% and 5.4% respectively. Daimler’s sales grew by 4.7%.
In the first two months of 2019, the Dacia sales increased in Europe by 7.4%, with the market share up to 3.6% from 3.3%.