The U.K. new-car market starts the year with January sales up a healthy 11.5% to 143,643 units. It was the third month of double-digit growth in the past four months and the 11th successive monthly rise. Releasing the figures, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders raises its full-year sales forecast for 2013 and 2014, citing the better-than-expected growth in 2012. The car market now is expected to rise 0.6% to 2.06 million units this year and 2.6% to 2.1 million units in ...

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