Global sales in August grew 2.6% to 7.59 million vehicles. Most improved was Europe, where sales soared 18.7% to 1.51 million units, the biggest year-over-year gain in more than ten years and a record August total. The catalyst was the looming stringent emissions test, the World Harmonized Light Vehicle Test (WLTP), which became mandatory Sept. 1. Automakers heavily incentivized buyers to reduce inventory of vehicles certified under the old system. Sales rose 34.7% to 180,000 in France, ...

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