Europeans 'reluctant to buy new cars'

Tue, 17 Feb 2009
The number of Europeans who bought cars last month fell significantly, according to Jato Dynamics.

Figures from the group showed year-on-year sales fell by 26 per cent.

Volkswagen topped the new registrations chart, followed by Ford, Peugeot and Vauxhall.

However, all of the manufacturers in the top ten posted worse results than in the same month last year.

Jaguar, in the other hand, recorded a 35.5 per cent growth in the number of vehicles shifted.

David Di Girolamo from Jato Dynamics put this down to the popularity of the XF.

He stated: "There are few high spots to focus on, but we can see that successful new model launches do seem to deliver a very welcome shot in the arm for the market."

In other motoring news from Jato Dynamics, the company recently reported 50 per cent of new vehicles in Europe now average carbon dioxide emissions of 130 g/km.

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