PARIS – Europe turned a nasty corner in June, with light-vehicle sales dropping 8.1% to 1.2 million units, bringing the year’s first-half total to 7.1 million, down 2.1% compared with first-half 2010, industry data shows. While small markets mainly in Eastern and Central Europe continued to mark gains, none of the big markets in Western Europe were positive in the month. Auto makers in Germany, France, Austria, Sweden, Finland and Czech Republic all were up for the first half, but saw ...

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