An interest-rate rise fails to dent the record run of new-vehicle sales in Australia as the August result jumps 8% to 88,206 units, from prior-year’s 81,661. Deliveries beat the previous monthly record set in 2005 by 2,029 units and also were ahead of the 86,291 units sold in July. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says August sales pushed the year-to-date total up 8.8% to 698,873 vehicles, leaving the industry firmly convinced it will break the 1 million-unit mark in a ...

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