The UK’s new car market fell
7.4% year-on-year in April, outpacing the 3.1% rate of decline in
the total European market, according to latest statistics from
information provider JATO.

Of the big five European
markets, only Germany saw an increase in sales in April, up 2.6%,
while France, Great Britain, Italy and Spain all experienced
decreases, down 11.1%, 7.4%, 2.3% and 23.6%

German brands also saw a continuation of their recent
success, with sales of BMW, Audi and Volkswagen all recording
positive growth year-to-date, up 3.6%, 3.7%, and 5.1%