Finland registered a 26.5% increase, though the UK's 1.5% increase had a larger effect on the European total. Sales trends remain highly variable across Europe: Swedish registrations were 1% down, Greece's 27.3% down.
For the year to date, Western European registrations are now down 1.5% year on year at 11,007523 units, and 1.3% down within the EU 15. Germany's market is down 0.3% YTD.
Manufacturers that increase market share in September included the Japanese and Korean brands collectively, Renault with new models pushing sales up over 16%, DaimlerChrysler, and MG Rover, which had a 1.6% share up from 1.4% a year earlier.