New car registrations in Europe rise 1.8% in April, breaking a horrendous streak of monthly...

|By:, SA News Editor

New car registrations in Europe rise 1.8% in April, breaking a horrendous streak of monthly declines that dates back to September of 2011. However, even a cursory glance at the numbers reveals that the devil (as always) is in the details. U.K. auto sales jumped 15%, logging their best month since 2008. Stripping out that rather anomalous (at least in terms of the regional big picture) data point shows the European car market contracting again, albeit by a small margin.