UPDATE 2-Lagardere halts production of Renault Avantime car


(Adds new details, paragraphs 3-4) PARIS, Feb 26 (Reuters) - France's Lagardere said on Wednesday it was halting production of Renault's Avantime car, calling the futuristic coupe a commercial failure. The decision by Lagardere, whose Matra Automobile unit assembles the Avantime for Renault, effectively puts an end to the media firm's automobile business. An industrial source said the decision also marked the end of Lagardere's attempts to sell the car assembly unit, which employs ...

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