U.K. new car sales dropped for the ninth straight month in December, pushing the full-year total down 5.7% to 2,540,617 units – still the third biggest in a decade. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says it was the first year-on-year fall in six years. Private, fleet and business sales all were down, with demand from private motorists declining 6.8%, fleet sales off 4.5% and business demand down 7.8% The most popular vehicle choices were, once again, superminis, small ...

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