New passenger-vehicle sales in the U.K. in January continued where they left off at the end of 2013: on the rise. Deliveries totaled 154,562 units in the month, up 7.6% from year-ago. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says buyers are being drawn by fuel efficiency, with sales of alternatively fueled vehicles up 25% year-on-year to 2,859 units. “The new-car market ended 2013 on a high, so it is encouraging to see the January market start the year strongly,” SMMT CEO ...

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