European car market continues to suffer

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has just published the June car market results in Europe.  The June month has dropped 5.6% from last year and is the lowest sales volume since 1996.  This brings the year to date total down 6.6% from the previous year at just over 6.2 million new units.  However the UK market remains strong and is the only European sector up on the previous year with the month seeing sales rise by 13.4% and a total increase year to date of 10% over 2012.