PARIS -- Sales of new cars in France rose just 0.8 percent to 227,366 in June as Volkswagen Group, still caught in the fallout from a diesel-emissions scandal, saw its deliveries fall by 11 percent.
The German group, which includes the VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat and Porsche brands, has an 11.03 percent market share in France last month. The closest non-French competitor in the market was Fiat Group with a 4.10 percent share of June sales.
The country's domestic brands experienced varied results as Renault Group sales rose 7 percent, helped by a 6.8 percent leap at the automaker's core brand, and a 7.6 percent rise at the budget Dacia unit, the French auto industry association (CCFA) said today.
By contrast, PSA Group sales fell 5.1 percent as Citroen deliveries slipped 6.7 percent. Peugeot sales were down 4.4 percent and registrations of DS vehicles dropped 3 percent.
Sales at VW brand fell 14 percent last month, while Audi deliveries slipped 7.4 percent. Mass-market brands Seat and Skoda were down 6.7 percent and 8.5 percent, respectively, while Porsche's volume dropped 4.2 percent.
Ford's sales dropped 1.8 percent last month, while Opel deliveries increased by 5.3 percent.
Among other winners in June were Hyundai brand, whose volume jumped 33 percent, the Fiat brand had a 9.7 percent rise and BMW brand and Mercedes-Benz both rose 9.5 percent.
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Six-month sales increased by 8.3 percent to 1.1 million, the CCFA said.
Italy, Spain sales
Italian registrations rose by 12 percent to 165,208 last month, the country's transport ministry said on Friday. This helped six-month deliveries rise 20 percent to 1.04 million.
In Spain too, growth reached double figures as sales jumped 11 percent to 123,790, the Spanish vehicle manufacturers' association Anfac also said on Friday. Through June, Spanish volume rose 12 percent to 623,234.