Malaysian new-vehicle sales plunged 37% to 35,563 units in October from like-2005’s 56,757, the Malaysian Automotive Assn. says. October deliveries were down 17% from September’s 42,884 units, as stricter loan approvals and lower trade-in values saw consumers delay new-vehicle purchases. Passenger-car sales dived 40% to 26,571 units, as combined sales of national auto makers Proton Holdings Bhd and Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Bhd (Perodua) fell 39% and deliveries of foreign brands declined ...

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