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Since we’re quickly approaching the end of the year it’s time to summarize the 12 months that have almost passed – noting that while there was a lot of global economic uncertainty and the Brexit vote, car deliveries on the Old Continent still rose by 6.8 percent compared to last year.

According to London automotive industry analyst JATO Dynamics, across Europe new car sales have risen by 6.8 percent year to date compared to 2015 even as the global economic uncertainty accentuates and the Brexit vote was considered perilous when discussing consumer confidence. According to the analysts at JATO, across Europe sales totaled 13,937,339 units – with November putting out 1,184,140 units. Last month’s surge represents a 5 Percent increase compared to the same period last year. Spain and France were the continent’s best performers, with sales jumping 13% and 8.2% respectively.

While the Dieselgate scandal still rages in America, the VW Group remained the continent’s largest automaker. It took home 24.56% of sales, slowing just 0.28% compared to the same period in 2015, followed by the Renault Nissan Alliance with 14.1 percent of deliveries – a subtle increase of just 0.72%. Daimler meanwhile was the best achiever with 0.83% increase – while the PSA group was the worst – down 1.19% but still third overall.