German new car sales "weak", down 8.5 pct in Jan -VDIK

BERLIN Mon Feb 4, 2013 5:49am EST

BERLIN Feb 4 (Reuters) - German new car sales dropped 8.5 percent in January to 192,000 vehicles, the VDIK auto industry association for import brands said on Monday, noting demand may pick up in coming weeks as Europe's largest economy bounces back from contraction last year. (Reporting by Andreas Cremer)