PARIS – Light-vehicle sales always are slow in August, the month when much of France is on vacation, and this year they were slower than year-ago. Consumers registered 115,349 LVs during the month, a 12.3% drop from like-2011, according to data from CCFA, the French auto makers’ organization. Both PSA Peugeot Citroen, down 10.5%, and Renault, down 22.0%, lost market share in August and together took just 54.4% of their home market, reducing their year-to-date share to ...

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