German new-car sales increased 13 percent in October, helped by higher demand from business fleets and recovering sales of diesel cars.
Registrations rose to 284,593, the KBA motor transport authority said in a news release on Tuesday.
Porsche, Audi, Tesla, Alfa Romeo and Renault were among the winners while Opel and Dacia had a poor month.
October registrations were also high because in the same month last year sales were constrained by supply disruptions during a changeover to new WLTP emissions rules.
"Following the WLTP-related bottlenecks in the previous year, the full availability of models in the market is now having a positive effect," the VDA German automakers said in a statement
Fleet sales increased by 16 percent last month while sales to private customers grew 6.8 percent.
Sales of diesel cars were up 9.6 percent for a 30.9 percent market share. Diesel's share of the market is still at its lowest for October since 2000 but the downward trend has now halted, Reinhard Zirpel, president of the VDIK importers association, said in a statement.
Diesel sales have been hit by worries over harmful emissions and plans to ban cars with the powertrain from some city centers.
Gasoline-car sales rose 4.5 percent in October for a 57.7 percent share.
Battery-powered car registrations rose 47 percent for a 1.7 percent share, helped by demand for the Tesla Model 3. Hybrid sales jumped 139 percent to 26,382 for a 9.3 percent share, including a 2.4 percent rise of plug-in hybrids to 6,947 units.