a Total of were sold in April, 1.3 million vehicles, as the industry Association Acea announced on Friday in Brussels. In month-on-month, the negative was 3.9 per cent, much clearer.

a Particularly strong interest in the April schmolz in the United Kingdom, with minus 4.1 percent. In Germany, the decline was 1.1 percent. In France (+0.4%), Italy (+1.5%) and Spain (+2.6%) in the number of new registrations, however.

With a view to the car manufacturer, the Volkswagen group recorded in April a Sales decline of 3.7 percent. The brands VW (-7.2%) and Audi (-5.4%), which fared even worse. Skoda (+1,4%), Seat (+2.9%) and Porsche (+4,5%) increased even more.

The BMW group increased thanks to a rise of 12.6 percent at the BMW brand, the new registrations by a total of 7.7 percent. In the case of Daimler, an increase in the small-car Smart brand of more than a fifth, and an increase in the case of the Mercedes brand by 3.6 percent overall, showed an increase of 5.4 percent.

The French vehicle manufacturer PSA belonging to the automotive company Opel, in contrast, reported together with the UK’s Vauxhall, a decrease of 3.4 percent. Thanks to a strong increase in the brand Citroën, the French were able to rescue however, a small Plus on the finish line.

In contrast, in Switzerland and in Liechtenstein, the market for new passenger cars found back in April to its old strength. After two years with a worse fourth calendar month now significantly more registrations of new cars were registered. A total of were approved in the reporting month 28’620 new cars and 7.9 per cent more than in the corresponding month of the previous year, such as car-Switzerland announced on two weeks ago.