PARIS Jan 11 French carmaker PSA Group
said global vehicle deliveries rose by 5.8 percent
last year, propelled by strong sales of its Peugeot brand in
Iran and the continuation of the European auto market's
PSA's global sales volume rose to 3.146 million vehicles in
2016 from 2.972 million the previous year, the Paris-based
company said in a statement on Wednesday.
The 2016 sales growth represents PSA's best yearly
performance since 2010, making it cross the 3 million-vehicle
threshold for the first time since 2011.
Sales rose 3.56 percent in Europe and surged 112.8 percent
in the Middle East and Africa region, as the Peugeot brand
benefited from the lifting of international sanctions on Iran.
Sales dropped by 15.98 percent in China and Southeast Asia
and by 12.58 percent in Eurasia, which comprises Russia.
(Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain and Gilles Guillaume; Editing by