MELBOURNE — Australia’s new vehicles sales slide 10.2% in September, affected by the terrorist assault on the U.S. and the resulting global economic slowdown. Some 59,249 vehicles were sold in the month, down 10.2% from August and off by 4.8% from September 2000. Volume for the first nine months was at 566,508 vehicles, down 4,489 units or 0.8% from year-ago period. The passenger car market fell 2.4% to 9,447 units. Peter Sturrock, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief ...

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