Less cars sold in France

Car-SaleParis, Sep 3 : Sales of new cars in France declined by 10.9 percent last month after it had inched up by 0.9 percent in July, the French car sales federation said.

New car sales stood at 85,565 units sold while the French brands fell by 9.1 percent over the period with a sharp fall in sales of PSA Peugeot Citroen, France's largest auto maker, according to an official statement from the federation Monday.

At the end of August, PSA sold 23,539 vehicles, down by 17.3 percent compared to the same month a year ago when the sales of Renault rose by 1.7 percent after providing 21,880 new cars, reports Xinhua.

Sales of foreign cars brands also suffered a 13-percent drop, the statement said.

"August sales are traditionally low... But last month, they were really low," the daily Le Parisien quoted a car sales federation spokesman as saying.(IANS)