Following a stronger-than-expected start to the year, new-car sales in the U.K. will reach 1.924 million units in 2010, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders now forecasts. The group earlier had predicted the year would finish at 1.817 million. April new-car sales climbed 11.5% vs. year-ago to 148,793 units, with U.K.-built vehicles again outpacing the market with a 25.5% rise. It was the 10th successive monthly increase. After four months, sales of 760,341 units are up 23.9% ...

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