CANBERRA – Rising fuel prices finally drive Australian new-vehicle sales lower, after a spectacular run of record monthly results for more than three years. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries’ figures show October sales slid 6.8% year-on-year to 76,118 units. Sales were down 9.9% from September. Australia in the first 10 months sold 825,465 vehicles, up 4.2%, or 33,551 vehicles ahead of year-ago, after setting sales records in eight of the last 10 months. Mazda3 saw ...

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