New Zealand's new-vehicle sales in August were the best since the 1980s, as car deliveries rose 20.4% on like-2004 to 7,183 units and commercial-vehicle sales jumped 27.3% to 1,948 units. The Motor Industry Assn. says it was the strongest August for new passenger cars since 1987 and the best performance for CVs since 1984. Ford took narrow lead in car sales in August. Year-to-date, new vehicle sales are running 7% ahead of the same period last year at 67,997 units and are well on ...

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