Analysis Monthly world vehicle sales rose to 6 million units in December, a 20.7% improvement over like-2008 and a 4.5% increase on November. The monthly result shows a continuation of recent year-over-year improvements in the global markets, indicating a steady but slow-paced recovery is under way. December sales brought the year’s global vehicle deliveries to 66.1 million units, down just 1.9% from full-year 2008, according to Ward’s data, despite double-digit downturns in Europe ...

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