Australia’s new-vehicle market continues to recover from the global economic crisis, with sales of 74,864 units up 11.6% from year-ago’s 67,079, the lowest total for the month since 2004. And while the result remains down 9% from the pre-crisis January 2008 sales of 82,270 units and off 15.6% from the record 88,708 vehicles sold in December, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says the year has started on a positive note. New-car sales of 43,580 units were up 5.5% from ...

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