PARIS – Passenger-car sales in 30 European countries rose 11.1% in March and 9.5% in the year’s first quarter, compared with like-2009, the region’s automotive trade group, the ACEA, says. March sales were far ahead of last year in many countries, such as Portugal, up 87%; Spain, up 63%; and Ireland, up 78%. Western Europe saw total deliveries increase 12% to 1.6 million units. The U.K. was the biggest single market in Europe in March, with 397,383 registrations, partly related to ...

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