By Max Bernhard
Peugeot SA said Wednesday that revenue edged higher in the third quarter, helped by new product launches.
Revenue rose to 15.58 billion euros ($17.35 billion) from EUR15.43 billion a year earlier, the French auto maker (PAR:FR:UG) said. New model launches offset lower sales to partners and exchange-rate effects, including from hyperinflation in Argentina, it said.
The group said it now expects automotive markets to decrease by 1% in Europe, 5% in Latin America, 7% in China and 2% in Russia. When reporting figures for the first half of the year, Peugeot had still expected a decrease by 4% in Latin America and growth of 3% in Russia.