Only Germany posted a sales gain (+10.5%) for the first month in the last 12 months
Sales dropped in France (-6%), Italy (-7%), Spain (-13%) and the U.K. (-2%).
Sales in Eastern Europe jumped 20%, marking the region’s fourth consecutive double-digit monthly increase.
ACEA says demand is growing most quickly in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania.
Nissan (+50%) and Honda (+5%) were the only other major automakers to post significant gains. Losers in January included Toyota (-10.5%), General Motors (-8%), Ford (-3.5%) and PSA Peugeot Citroen (-3%).