PARIS -- French new car registrations increased by 5.5 percent in September to extend their rebound, after being hit by the fallout from the war in Ukraine in the first half of the year.
Among volume brands, Skoda (+63 percent), Toyota (+60 percent) and Mercedes and Skoda were the biggest winners.
Sales for the month were 141,142, according to industry group PFA.
That followed a pick-up in sales starting in August. Earlier in the year sales saw steep monthly declines as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused multiple supply chain disruptions.
Over the first nine months of 2022, new car registrations are still down nearly 12 percent to 1.11 million.