European carmakers are rallying after data showed car sales in Europe climbed 6.1% to 1.3m vehicles last month.
Shares in Renault and Volkswagen are both up 3%, and Peugeot Citreon have surged 5.5%.
Europe's car market bottomed out last year, ending a six-year slump, and has been growing for 13 months.
According to the Association of European Carmakers, Germany, the biggest market, saw sales rise 5.2% to 260,062. The UK, the number 2 market, was up 5.6% while France, the number 3, climbed 6.3%.
Sales in Spain, Portugal and Greece surged 30% or more as buyers snapped up cars from Volkswagen, Ford and Opel.