The U.K. economy may be struggling, but the country’s auto industry is roaring ahead with July sales up 9.3% to 143,884 units for the fifth monthly gain in a row and the best result so far this year. With sales over the first seven months rising 3.5% to 1,201,564 units, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders raises its full-year forecast by 20,000 to 1.97 million, up from 1.94 million in 2011. The full-year forecast, however, suggests “a slight slowing of demand in ...

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