European car registrations dropped for the 18th consecutive month in March, slumping 10% to...

|By:, SA News Editor

European car registrations dropped for the 18th consecutive month in March, slumping 10% to 1.35M vehicles. Germany led the way as sales skidded 17%, while Spain, Italy and France all fell, although the U.K. rose 5.9%. GM (GM) registrations -13%, Ford (F) -16% and Toyota (TM) -17%, although Honda (HMC) +17%. "People have stopped buying cars as consumers are much less confident of the future, especially after the latest decision on Cyprus," said analyst Hans-Peter Wodniok. (PR)