Europe’s new car market shrank a further 10.2 percent in February, according to figures from the Association of European Car Manufacturers on Tuesday.
Ford , General Motors and Fiat were the worst performers, as European car registrations fell to 829,359 vehicles after hitting a 17-year low in January.
Car makers in Europe are still reeling from a terrible 2012, when annual car sales volumes in the EU fell 8.2 percent to 12.05 million vehicles in 2012. In the euro zone, they dropped 11.3 percent to just under 9 million, according to Reuters calculations.
This year is shaping up to be another tough slog for mass market car makers, as consumers in recessionary European economies postpone new car purchases.
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