Nissan, Ford, VW led 0.5% April European automotive gross sales slide, Auto Information, DFL
PARIS: European automotive gross sales fell 0.5% in April, the primary regional business group mentioned on Friday, led by sharper month-to-month declines for Nissan, Ford and Volkswagen.
Registrations fell to 1.345 million vehicles within the EU and European Free Commerce Affiliation (EFTA) states from 1.351 million a yr earlier, the Brussels-based Affiliation of European Carmakers mentioned in a press release. Gross sales had been down 2.5% for the primary 4 months of 2019.
Gross sales tumbled 17.1% at Nissan, which is affected by a broad gross sales and earnings stoop because it struggles to show the web page on the scandal surrounding ousted former chairman Carlos Ghosn.
Ford, which is downsizing its European operations, posted a 5.1% drop in registrations, whereas Volkswagen Group gross sales had been 3.4% decrease, the affiliation mentioned.