New Zealand’s new-vehicle sales rose 4.7% to 102,539 units in 2005, the best result in two decades, with 77,400 cars and 25,139 commercial vehicles registered. New-car sales grew 3.8% compared with year-ago’s 74,531 units. Commercial vehicle sales climbed 6.3% from 23,600 units in like-2005. The numbers were the highest since 1985, when sales reached 104,578 units. Also, it was the first time since then new-vehicle sales passed the psychological 100,000-unit barrier. However, imported ...

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