In a new-car market running 8.5% ahead of year-ago, Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Holden Ltd. are locked in a tight battle for leadership in New Zealand. All three have established a big gap over fourth-placed Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Motor Industry Assn. figures show 6,233 new cars were sold in July, taking the year-to-date tally to 38,870 – the strongest January-July results in 13 years. Ford's 6,567 car deliveries landed it a 16.9% share of the segment, putting it narrowly ...

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