FRANKFURT Jan 4 German new passenger car
registrations reached a seven-year high of 3.35 million in 2016
thanks to low fuel prices and interest rates, a source familiar
with the matter told Reuters.
New registrations rose 3.7 percent in December and 4.5
percent over the full year.
That compares with a 5.1 percent 2016 increase in France and
a 15.8 percent rise in Italy.
The German Federal Motor Transport Authority is due to
publish official figures later on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Jan Schwartz; Editing by Georgina Prodhan)