New-car sales in the U.K. rose 2.6% in October to 134,944 units, marking the second increase in three months, but the year-to-date total was down 4.5% to 1,688,038. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says the market is on track to achieve a total 1.92 million deliveries this year. However, the group remains cautious with its 2012 outlook, forecasting sales to remain stable at 1.96 million units. “Consumer confidence remains fragile, and forecasts for U.K. gross domestic ...

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