New-car sales fell 7.4% in the U.K. to 137,746 units in April, marking the 10th straight monthly drop, but industry officials are taking solace from a market that was 1.5% ahead of forecast. Releasing the data, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says the result was on par with like-2010 when scrappage volumes are removed. The month left year-to-date sales off 8.5% at 696,082 units, but the SMMT is sticking to its forecast of a 5% decline for the year to 1.93 million units, ...

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