There still are mixed signals from the New Zealand auto industry, with January bringing an end to 18 consecutive months of falling new-car sales, while commercial deliveries continue to drop. The country’s Motor Industry Assn. says 5,601 new cars were sold last month, up 5.8% from prior-year’s 5,296. Commercial deliveries fell 9% to 1,102. January car sales also marked a 40.9% gain on the 3,973 units sold in traditionally quiet December. Commercial deliveries were 8.8% ahead of 1,012 ...

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