New Zealand sales of new cars climbed 6.9% to 6,499 units in March, but commercial-vehicle’s failed to gain traction. Motor Industry Assn. CEO Perry Kerr says CV deliveries slipped 0.5% to 2,029 units. “New passenger-car sales continued with their strong start to the year with the first quarter a very healthy 14.6%, or almost 2,500 units, up on 2011,” Kerr says in a statement. “On the commercial side of business, the March result was almost on par with last ...

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