Citroen Jumpy van caught in ongoing slump.
PARIS – Vehicle sales in France tumbled 13.9% from prior-year in 2012 to 1.9 million units. It was the fifth consecutive year of declining sales and the worst result since 1997. This year doesn’t look any better. The government has raised taxes on cars that are less fuel-efficient, mainly large models with big engines. If that doesn’t slow down deliveries of the German premium brands, whose sales improved in 2012, the tax hike at least may help government ...
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