Australian new-vehicle sales rose for the second straight month, with the August tally up 7.3% to 88,082 units, prompting forecasts full-year demand will reach seven figures for only the fourth time. “These positive figures are good news for the automotive industry in Australia, and put the industry firmly on track to achieve the 1 million sales target for 2011,” Federal Chamber of Automotive Industry acting CEO Steve Payne says in a statement. “We’re continuing to see a recovery in ...

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