PARIS – European Union light-vehicles sales eked out slight growth in September, thanks to an 8.1% increase in Germany that compensated for minuscule declines in France, Spain and the U.K., as well as a 5.7% drop in Italy. September demand rose 0.7% to 1,232,707 units, raising the continent’s 9-month total to 10,122,983, down 1.1%. Germany currently has the strongest economy in Europe, thanks in large part to exports of its premium automobiles. However, last month’s Frankfurt auto ...

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