Staff members stand near an Audi A6 Allroad Quattro at the Paris Auto Show
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New car registrations in Germany, a key measure of demand in one of the most important sectors of Europe's top economy, rose in September, the VDA industry federation said Thursday.
A total of 260,100 new cars were registered last month, a five-percent rise year-on-year, after numbers were stagnant in August, VDA said in a statement.
Since the beginning of the year, new car registrations rose by 3.0 percent to 2.3 million, it added.
"Despite a difficult economic environment, the German market this year showed a stable underlying trend," said VDA president Matthias Wissmann.