Provisional car sales figures for Europe that have just been released by ACEA suggest that sales in September rose by a robust 22.2% to 1,344,012 from 1,100,175, taking the YTD gain to 6.2% at 11,817,684 from 11,126,156. Sales prior to September, collectively, had been totally distorted by the change in registrations procedures in the UK, but that should now have evened itself out.