PARIS – A 1.7% increase in April sales may be another sign that Western Europe’s automotive market is approaching its trough, although the market remains down 7.1% for the year. April 2013 had two more selling days than like-2012, because Easter came early, so on a daily sales basis, the month still was negative by more than 8%. But the 1,038,343 deliveries were 16,985 units more than prior-year, for the first month-on-month improvement since September 2011. Three of ...

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