CANBERRA – Sales of light passenger cars pushed ahead in February, despite a general softening in the Australian market. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says overall light-vehicle sales fell 4.6%, to 77,466 units. Year-to-date sales fell 2.2% from like-2005, to 147,449 units. The light passenger car segment jumped 13.8%, or 1,097 units, in February, marking the 31st month in a row the segment has set a sales record. However, small-car sales slipped 0.4%, ending a 12-month ...

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