PARIS – Big declines in March light-vehicle sales in Spain and Italy more than offset small gains in France and Germany, driving overall deliveries in 25 European Union markets down 5.0%. The result caused first-quarter results to dip 2.3% to a total 3,583,185 units. Nine countries saw sales declines in March, led by Greece’s 55% plunge. Portugal, like Greece, is experiencing economic difficulty and deliveries there tumbled, as well. However, Ireland, which also is suffering challenging ...

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