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European market flaters as Renault sales pick up pace

As the overall European new car market continues to slide, Renault is proving the big winner, according to the latest monthly analysis from provider of automotive intelligence, JATO Dynamics.

European sales were down 8.6% overall in May, as a result of continuing poor sales in Germany, with the YtD improvement now just 2.9% vs. 2009, a decline compared to previous months. A traditionally strong sales base for Volkswagen Golf, Opel Astra and Ford Fiesta, Germany’s changing competitive landscape is benefitting other brands in the top 10 sellers.

David Di Girolamo, Head of JATO Consult commented: “The economic waves that are buffeting the European countries are now starting to effect sales of brands that traditionally enjoyed loyalty in their “home” markets, allowing other brands to benefit and establish a stronger foothold.”

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