PARIS (Reuters) -- PSA/Peugeot-Citroen led a 6 percent gain in French car sales last month, boosted by an extra selling day, the CCFA industry association said today.
Registrations advanced to 151,101 cars in September from 142,166 a year earlier, CCFA said. Once adjusted for the number of sales days, the gain would have been a more modest 1.5 percent, the association said.
PSA's sales rose 17 percent last month, while rival domestic carmaker Renault's registrations were up 5 percent. Volkswagen, Europe's market leader, posted a 3.5 percent decline in French sales.
Delivery van registrations also rose 14 percent in September, the CCFA said, for an 8 percent gain in overall light vehicle sales for the month.