Ger­man car sales see big jump in Septem­ber

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Ger­man new car sales in­creased sharply in Septem­ber for the sec­ond month in a row, of­fi­cial data showed yes­ter­day. The KBA trans­port au­thor­ity recorded 298,002 new cars on the road in Septem­ber, an in­crease of 9.4 per­cent over the same month in 2015. Septem­ber’s fig­ure fol­lows a big in­crease of 8.3 per­cent re­ported by the KBA in Au­gust.

Scan­dal-hit man­u­fac­turer Volkswagen-which in Septem­ber 2015 ad­mit­ted to in­stalling soft­ware to cheat emis­sions tests on 11 mil­lion cars world wide-re­tained the big­gest share of the Ger­man mar­ket at 19.5 per­cent for its own-branded cars. That put this Septem­ber’s fig­ure 1.7 per­cent higher than the same month in 2015, at 58,000 ve­hi­cles. But over the whole year to Septem­ber VW’s sales re­mained 1.0 per­cent lower than last year. —AFP

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