New Zealand’s October passenger-vehicle sales surged 3.9% to 7,721 units, the highest October result since 1984. But the Motor Industry Assn. says light-commercial vehicle sales fell 16.0% to 1,607 units. Year-to-date, passenger-vehicle sales, which include cars and SUVs, are off 1.1% at 65,307 units. Sales of used imported vehicles slumped 17.9% to 114,306 units. “The new-car market continues at a very similar level to last year’s record,” MIA CEO Perry Kerr says. “But it’s clear ...

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