TOKYO – Europe is not, and never will be, the promised land for Japanese auto makers, but it's showing more potential than it has in years. Toyota models in Europe such as the Yaris (above) have been rated the most-satisfying overall. Japanese market share in September was a surprising 13.2%. In the first nine months, nearly 1.3 million Japanese vehicles were sold in Europe, occupying 11.5% of the market compared with 10.6% year-ago and the all-time peak of 12.1% in 1993. And ...

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