PARIS – Boosted by the Lego-like Citroen C3 Pluriel, European convertible sales rose 14% last year to 2.2% of the market. While convertible sales in North America declined, they have risen substantially in Europe thanks principally to the folding hardtop. "The coupe convertibles are taking market share from soft-tops and from coupes," says Jean-Michel Prillieux, an analyst with French consulting company Mavel SA. Citroen C3 Pluriel He projects convertibles will take 2.7% of the ...

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