The new-car market in New Zealand produces its best August result since 2007, with sales up 22.2% year-on-year to 5,767 units. Motor Industry Assn. CEO Perry Kerr says new-vehicle supplies continue improving following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March. “We are now hopeful supply will be back to normal this month or next,” Kerr says. Year-to-date new-car sales of 41,937 units are up 7% from prior-year’s 39,161. Commercial-vehicle sales fell 1%, to 1,698 units in ...

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