New-car sales rose for a fourth consecutive month in the U.K. in June, climbing 3.5% to 189,514 units, boosting the year’s first-half total 2.7% to 1,057,680. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says demand by private buyers recovered in the first half, increasing 8.7% to 476,283 units, with June contributing a 9.8% gain to 79,916. SMMT CEO Paul Everitt says despite domestic and international economic concerns, U.K. motorists are responding positively to new products ...

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