New-car sales rose 7.9% in the U.K. in May to 162,288 units, boosted by 14.3% growth in private demand and a 4.8% rise in fleet sales that ended a 3-month decline. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says the latest result left 5-month sales up 2.6% to 868,166 units. “There is no doubt that vehicle manufacturers and their dealer networks are working hard to deliver value for money to motorists,” SMMT CEO Paul Everitt says in a statement, “and the consistent ...

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