U.K. new-car sales fell for an eighth consecutive month in February, down 7.7% to 63,424 units, but the month’s decline was the lowest over the time period. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says February’s result still was 6% higher than forecast for the month. “February is a very low-volume month, just ahead of the registration plate change in March,” the SMMT says in a statement. “In 2010, February represented just 3.4% of the annual market, while March took a 19.6% ...

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