New-car sales in the U.K. jumped 11% in May to 180,111 units as private demand soared 20.9% compared with year-ago, outperforming pre-recession volumes of 2007. But the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says the market to date still remains down from 2007 levels. The largest May sales tally in six years and the 15th straight month of growth left the year-to-date total up 9.3% to 948,666 units. SMMT interim CEO Mike Baunton says while new-car deliveries through May were 9.2% ...

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