LONDON — New car registrations in the U.K. jumped a startling 25.4% in September, to 443,265 units compared with 353,494 in like-period 2000. Registrations by private buyers soared 29.4% to 243,049 units vs.187,791 in the year-ago period, marking the highest level since August 1997, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd. The increase in sales was attributed to better price competition, improved fleet sales and the availability of an all-new registration plate format. ...

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