June brought a sharp reversal to the downward trend in Western Europe car sales, according to LMC-JD Power. Sales of 1,324,072 in the month were some 2.4% higher than a year ago (1,292,436) and, even more significantly, the seasonally adjusted selling rate, which has averaged just under 14 million units a year in the first five months, leapt to 14.9 million.