PARIS – Thanks to a home-team marketing push, sales of French brands rose 22% in December, bringing total 2013 new-car registrations in the country to 1,790,473, down 5.7% from prior-year, according to the French industry association CCFA. Although 2013 was the fourth consecutive year of declining sales, it likely was the bottom. Bernard Cambier, Renault’s marketing director for France, expects a stable market growing 2% to 3% in 2014. Sales per month improved in July, September, ...

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