U.K. auto market roars ahead

|By:, SA News Editor

Automobile registrations in the U.K. rose 24% in December to 152,918.

For the year, U.K. car registrations were up 10.8% to easily beat the pace of other large European markets.

Ford (F) was an out-performer in the region with its Fiesta and Focus models the two top sellers for 2013.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders notes easier financing terms helped to stoke demand.