LONDON – The European Union’s new block-exemption rules taking effect this month are expected to change the European vehicle-purchasing landscape. The rules are designed to significantly change the pattern of automobile distribution in the EU by giving dealers the right to sell more than one brand. Additionally, they remove barriers to cross-border purchases and afford motorists a wider choice of repair shops and spare-parts suppliers. (See related story: EC Warns Auto Makers ...

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