New-car sales surged 17.7% year-on-year in the U.K. to 464,824 units in March, the best result for the month in a decade The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says only March 2004, with 466,954 deliveries, had a better result since the region moved to a twice-yearly license-plate change in 1999. March typically is biggest sales month of the year, and the latest numbers pushed first-quarter results up 13.7% to 688,122 units. The SMMT also says March was the biggest month yet for ...

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