European new car registrations jumped in September, the second month in a row of growth after 13 months of consecutive decline, data from the region's carmaker association showed.

The number of new vehicles registered in the European Union, Britain and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) grew by 7.9% on the year to 1,049,926 units, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) said.

In the EU, the rise was an even stronger, with growth of 9.6%.

All four of the major EU markets - Spain, Italy, Germany and France - reported a rise in car registrations.