New Zealand new-car sales in August totaled 6,722 units, a 6.2% decline from year-ago's 7,170 deliveries. Sales of light-commercial vehicles were 1,486 units, 23.6% lower than like-2005, the Motor Industry Assn. reports. However, the result was still the second-best August for new-passenger cars since 1990 and the second-best for new-commercial vehicles since 1985. In marked contrast, sales of used import vehicles were down 30.0% at 9,600 units for the lowest month since February ...

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