New-car deliveries in the U.K. grew 10.9% in August to 65,937 units, bucking the traditional slowdown ahead of September’s number-plate change when about 17% of the year’s sales deals are signed. August was the 18th straight month of industry gains and the fifth successive month of double-digit growth. Newly installed Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders CEO Mike Hawes says August deliveries drove the year-to-date market up 10.4% to 1,391,788 units. “Private ...

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