CANBERRA – Australia’ s new vehicle sales climbed 6.7% to a record 824,309 in 2002. VFACTS, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries statistics agency, says the result – up from 772,681 in 2001 – was 2% higher than the previous best of 807,669 in 1998. Holden Commodore SS General Motors Corp.’s subsidiary Holden Ltd. again won the annual sales race with 178,392 vehicles, placing it comfortably ahead of Toyota Motor Corp. Australia Ltd. at 157,864 and Ford Motor Co. of ...

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