New-car sales in the U.K. reversed a 13-month decline in August, when deliveries rose 7.3% over like-2010 to 59,346 units. Private demand grew 10.7% in August, its first increase since June 2010, as the mini segment jumped 34.5% and supermini deliveries rose 17.6% to account for 37.3% of the month’s sales. After eight months, U.K. new-car sales were off 6.1% at 1,220,618 units. Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders CEO Paul Everitt says August accounts for a relatively small ...

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