PARIS — The battle in the U.K. over luxury car brands is heating up. BMW AG regained some lost ground in March and April, when a public backlash over its sale of the Rover Group hit sales hard. Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus Div. is doing the crowing for the moment, with a 165% sales' gain in the first five months, compared to BMW's 5.2% decline. “It seems public bad feeling towards BMW over the Rover saga has given many customers reason to investigate other prestige brands,” a Lexus ...

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