PARIS Nov 4 French car sales rose for a second
consecutive month in October, according to industry data
published on Monday, with PSA Peugeot Citroen and
Renault both reclaiming domestic market share from
Registrations advanced 2.6 percent to 166,515 cars last
month, building on September's 3.6 percent year-on-year gain,
France's CCFA auto industry association said in a statement.
Paris-based Peugeot posted a 4.1 percent sales gain helped
by recent models such as the 208 small car and 2008 compact SUV.
Renault sales rose 5.8 percent, boosted by its similarly sized
Volkswagen, which has increased its European
market share in recent years at the expense of Peugeot, Renault
and Fiat, lost ground last month with a 3.6 percent
French sales decline. Italy's Fiat recorded a 2.5 percent gain.
(Reporting by Laurence Frost, editing by Geert De Clercq)