Australian new-vehicle sales rebounded in October to 79,930 units, a 5.0% increase over like-2005’s 76,118. Lower fuel prices helped encourage sales of family sedans and SUVs. Sales in the light-passenger car segment rose 31.3%, or 2,382 units, over year-ago, while deliveries in the midsize-car segment increased 1,479. Large-car sales were just 398 vehicles lower than year-ago. “The large-car segment is starting to feel the positive effect of the new Holden Commodore, and the industry ...

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