This year’s early Easter holiday, resulting in three fewer selling days, drove down Australia’s new-vehicle sales 3.29% in March to 91,285 units. However the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says daily sales actually rose 9.0%, compared with year-ago. The result sees the industry finish the first quarter up 3.28% to a record-setting 263,453 units. “We are yet to see any definitive effect on sales from (Australia’s) recent interest-rate rises, although there was some evidence ...

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