PARIS – Europe continues to surprise forecasters, with a 10.6% increase in automobile registrations in March, bringing the year’s advance to 8.4% through the first quarter. While total March registrations of 1,449,148 units in the European Union is the second-lowest result since 2003, according to the ACEA automakers’ association, the improvement in the market so far this year is well above the 2%-3% level forecast by many analysts at the end of 2013. Still, last ...

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