Sales at Volkswagen Group, Europe's largest automaker, fell 30 percent, with Skoda down 40 percent, Audi down 31 percent, VW brand down 28 percent and Seat falling 17 percent.
No. 2 Stellantis saw its sales drop by 30 percent, with Alfa Romeo down 47 percent, Peugeot and Fiat both down 36 percent, Opel down 25 percent, Jeep down 28 percent and Citroen down 24 percent. Sales of DS brand's upscale cars rose 9 percent.
Renault Group registrations fell by 24 percent with Renault down 30 percent and Dacia down 14 percent.
Hyundai-Kia, Europe's fourth-largest group by volume, bucked the 25 percent overall market slide in September with a 6.9 percent increase in registrations, pushing its market share up to 11.1 percent from 7.8 percent in September 2020. Kia's registrations increased 8.1 percent and Hyundai's volume rose by 5.7 percent.
Toyota Motor sales fell 18 percent, with Toyota brand down 19 percent and Lexus down 11 percent
Mercedes-Benz's registrations plunged 50 percent and BMW brand was down 17 percent.
Ford's volume fell 46 percent.