PARIS – Government scrappage incentives in Germany did not help the German brands as a group this year, although Volkswagen is a big exception, but incentives in France do seem to have helped the local makers gain market share. Car sales in Germany were up 20% in November, and German brands accounted for 69% of the total, according to the VDA industry association. Registrations continue to rise in Germany, even though the incentive of €2,500 ($3,650) for scrapping cars ended in early ...

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