The emissions scandal is still taking its toll: Volkswagen's European market share has fallen again

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VW is still being hit by the emissions trading scandal, it turns out, after new figures showed the company's European market share fell again in the first six months of this year.

Figures by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) showed the company's market share dipped from 24.8 per cent in the first six months of 2015, to 23.7 per cent this year.

That said, the number of units it sold during the period actually rose by 4.5 per cent - from 1.78m last year, to 1.86m this year.

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Still - that was below the average. Overall new car registrations grew 9.4 per cent in EU countries in the first half of the year, led by Italy and Spain, where registrations rose 19.2 per cent and 12.5 per cent respectively.

In the UK, growth was rather weaker, with new car registrations rising just 3.2 per cent in the first six months of the year, to 1.4m units.

Jaguar Land Rover was one of the strongest performers, with registrations of new Jaguars rising 101.4 per cent, driven by the much-anticipated launch of the new F-Type SVR at this year's Geneva Motor Show.

FCA Group, which owns the likes of Fiat and Jeep, also performed well, with new registrations rising 16.8 per cent.

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