PARIS – Passenger-car registrations in France rose 8.9% in the year’s first quarter to 647,552 units, prompting the country’s CCFA auto makers’ association to say 2011 sales will be “better than predicted.” Earlier, Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen expected total sales in France to be down about 10% this year, knowing a state-sponsored discount for turning in older vehicles ended Dec. 31. Cars ordered under the scrappage program and delivered by the end of March still qualified for the ...
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