PARIS ‚Äď That the European marketplace turned conservative this year is no surprise, but an analysis of registrations in 29 countries for the first nine months of 2008 does have several surprises. For one, says consultant Jean-Michel Prillieux at Mavel SA in France, sales of SUVs have wavered only slightly from last year, with 9.7% of the market, just below 2007‚Äôs record 9.9%. Sales of Japanese and Korean SUVs have declined, with the exception of the Nissan Qashqai, says Prillieux, but ...
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