The U.K. auto industry lowers it 2011 sales forecast to 1.92 million units, a year-on-year drop of 5.3% despite a better-than-expected performance in September. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders scaled back its forecast after the key September market saw sales dip 0.8% to 332,476 units. January-to-September deliveries fell 5.0% to 1,553,094 units. SMMT CEO Paul Everitt says last month’s market outperformed expectations, despite negative numbers. “We expected 2011 to be ...

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