Climbing new-model sales and longer-lasting cars combined to raise the U.K. car parc more than 436,000 units last year to 31,917,885. Releasing the data, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says the 1.4% rise in the 2013 parc marked the fastest rate of growth in 10 years. The SMMT says innovative new engines and the introduction of hybrid and electric cars has seen the U.K. car parc cut carbon-dioxide emissions 7.3% in the past five years to average 160 g/km. At the same time, the ...

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