The U.K. new-car market breaks an important record with its 27th consecutive month of growth, topping a longstanding mark set in the late 1980s. It was good news all around as the May result, up 7.7% to 194,032 units, was the best for the month since 2004. The performance pushed the U.K. industry beyond 1 million units for the year to date, with volume up 11.6% to 1,058,974 units. Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders CEO Mike Hawes says the new-car market now has grown in every month ...

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