LONDON - U.K. auto sales soar to record levels in October. New car registrations rose 20.7% during the month to 185,325 units. Registrations by private owners jumped 28.3% compared with year ago figures to 91,510 in the month. Year-to-date, the U.K. new car market is up 10.1% at 2,148,015 units and on track to set a new record, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, Ltd. The group expects U.K. new car sales to topple 1989's record pace of 2.38 million units by as much as ...

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