New cars rolled out of U.K. showrooms at record rates last year as sales exceeded market expectations and rose 6.3% to an unprecedented 2,633,503 units. The industry marked the end of the year with the biggest December on record as sales soared 8.4% to 180,077 units. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says the result marked four years of consecutive growth and the market now has posted increases in all but one of the past 46 months. The annual result broke the record set in ...

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