Australian new-vehicle sales dipped 1.4% in July to 77,562 units, leaving year-to-date deliveries down 3.1% at 560,722. But the results were better than expected as the industry faced record-high fuel prices, concern over interest rates and one-off effects of a major changeover of two locally manufactured models. "Especially in view of current circumstances, July motor-vehicle sales were very strong and a great encouragement for the automotive industry," Federal Chamber of Automotive ...

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