PARIS, April 19 PSA Peugeot Citroen
said on Friday it achieved record sales in China, the world's
main auto market since 2009, in the first quarter of 2013,
confirming the faster growth trend seen last year.
The French car maker, which has been hit by the sharp
decline of the auto market in Europe, said it sold 142,000
vehicles in China, up 31 percent from the same quarter in 2012,
and achieved a market share of close to 4 percent.
Growth was driven by a 24 percent rise in sales for the
Dongfeng Peugeot brand, a joint venture between PSA and Chinese
auto maker Dongfeng Motor Corporation, PSA said in a
(Reporting by Elena Berton; Editing by David Cowell)