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In September growth continued on the three large automotive markets – Western Europe, the USA and China. New registrations in Western Europe climbed by almost 6 per cent. The US market grew by more than 9 per cent. Passenger car sales in China rose by a good 8 per cent. And in India the demand for cars increased by over 3 per cent.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
it is my pleasure to welcome you most cordially to our final press conference at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles. Please allow me to begin by drawing a conclusion: this IAA has well and truly lived up to its slogan, "Driving the future”. It has demonstrated its position as the world’s most important trade fair for mobility, transport and logistics.
The German passenger car market grew by 5 per cent in September to reach 260,100 newly registered passenger cars. Over the year to date new registrations have risen by 3 per cent, totalling almost 2.3 million units.
"Cars are reinventing themselves – and are a key component of our mobile future. CarIT provides the foundation for innovations in future generations of vehicles. The German vehicle manufacturers and suppliers are establishing completely new business models in co-operative projects with partners in information technology,” stressed Matthias Wissmann.
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