European car sales fell 5% in August compared to the same month last year according to the European Auto Manufacturers’ Association (EAMA).
In total 653,872 new cars were registered in August.
The UK was the only major market to show growth, up 10.5%.
France’s Peugeot saw the biggest decline, sales fell 18%, while Europe’s biggest car maker, Volkswagen saw an 11% fall in sales and BMW posted a 9.9% rise in August.
The figures relate to the 27 countries in the European Union plus those in the European Free Trade Association.
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