Demand for new passenger cars in France fell 15% to 129,300 units in August, according to trade group CCFA.
But the decline compares with abnormally high volume last year, when sales soared 40% as carmakers rushed to sell off inventories ahead of the new WLTP (worldwide harmonized light vehicle test procedure).
Sales for the year through August totaled 1.47 million vehicles, down 3% from the same period in 2018.
CCFA says deliveries of light commercial vehicles in France were up 6% for the first eight months of the year but flat in August.
Chinese electric-car startup Nio Inc. is forming a manufacturing joint venture with Beijing E-Town International Investment and Development Co., which is investing 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) in the business.
The little car that could still can. And this time as a car that not only gets great fuel economy, but which has ride and handling that makes it more than an econo-box (and its styling is anything but boxy).
Delegates to the United Auto Workers union’s annual convention in Detroit have overwhelmingly approved a 31% raise for their salaried international leaders.