MADRID – Only two weeks since its launch, the Spanish government’s PIVE Plan scrappage subsidy is reviving new-car demand here to unexpected levels. Showroom traffic has increased 140% in the first two weeks of October with more than 70,000 customer visits, and data from the month’s first 10 days show orders have jumped 150% from September levels, according to GANVAM, the trade group that represents automobile dealers, repairers and traders. Traffic on automotive ...

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