European auto market shows growth after six years of decline

Nearly a million vehicles sold in December 2014 alone

(ANSA) - Turin, January 16 - Car sales are on the rise in Europe for the first time in six years, up 5.4% in 2014 over 2013 figures, according to data reported by vehicle makers' association ACEA on Friday.
    ACEA reported that 13,004,451 cars were delivered in the 28 member states of the EU and 4 member states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in 2014.
    In December 2014 alone, a total of 997,238 vehicles were sold, a 4.9% gain over December 2013 figures.
    Fiat Chrysler group (FCA) reported a 3.5% increase in European sales (EU + EFTA) in 2014, with 768,000 vehicles sold, and European market share holding steady at 5.9%, compared to 2013's overall figure of 6%.
    In December 2014, FCA sales jumped 7.2% over 2013 figures, representing a 4.9% increase in market share.


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