Should Fiat Auto Group succeed in its bid to purchase Adam Opel GmbH from struggling General Motors Corp., the Italian auto maker would vault to the No.2 seller of light vehicles in Western Europe, according to Ward’s data. On a light-vehicle basis, Fiat held the No.4 position in the region last year with sales of 1,393,315 cars and trucks. Absorbing sales reported by Opel last year, the combined auto makers sold 2,526,485 units. A Fiat-Opel-Chrysler combination would have sold 2,618,458 ...

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