U.K. new-car sales rose 4% to 157,314 units in October for a 10-month total up 10.2% to 1,952,238, prompting the industry to raise its full-year forecast from 2.22 million to 2.25 million. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders also predicts the market will stabilize and grow about 1% in both 2014 and 2015. “With October new-car registrations up, we have now seen 20 consecutive months of growth," SMMT CEO Mike Hawes says in a statement. “These sustained rises ...

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