Australia’s new-vehicle sales tumbled 11.3% in December to 76,510 units, leaving the full-year total down 3.6% to 1,012,164, marking the second year in a row and only the second time ever sales have broken the 1 million-unit mark. VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries shows despite the global slowdown in second-half 2008, full-year sales trailed 2007’s record total by just 37,818 units. “This is a good result and shows the car industry finished the year on ...

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