1056 GMT [Dow Jones] September's 7.5% year-on-year surge in French car registrations to the best monthly level in six years was largely driven by Citroen's (12150.FR) +20% jump due to good sales of recent C4 model and smaller C3. However, discounts didn't play a major role. "I don't think there was more discounting in September than in previous months," spokesman for auto makers group says. Renault's (13190.FR) performance seen improving in October under full effect of new Clio's launch. Renault +1.5% at EUR79.95, Peugeot-Citroen +0.4% at EUR56.70. (DGP)

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