Australian new-vehicle sales in October hit a record 89,289 vehicles, up 11.7% on year-ago’s 79,930 units thanks to a renewed interest in SUVs and a rebound in the passenger-car segment. Industry sales in the first 10 months rose 8.6% to 871,751 vehicles, a gain of 69,345 units compared with prior-year, as the market continues its charge toward an expected 1 million-plus sales year. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says October’s result was more than 8,000 units ahead of the ...

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