CANBERRA – Australia's auto industry is confident of setting its fourth-straight annual-sales record after August returns the seventh monthly-record result this year. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries figures show 86,179 cars, trucks and buses were sold last month – up 6,935 units, or 8.8%, over the previous record for August set last year. Year-to-date, Australian sales number 33,650, or 5.3%, ahead of the 663,445 units sold in like-2004. “Despite predictions that housing and ...

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