CANBERRA – The new year started off with a bang here, as vehicle sales hit record levels in January. Auto makers delivered 61,170 new cars and trucks during the month, topping the previous high of 58,557 set just 12 months earlier. Commodore bests nearest rival by 1,000 units for large-car sales leadership. General Motors Corp.’s Holden Ltd. subsidiary led the market, with sales of 12,316 vehicles. Toyota Motor Corp. Australia Ltd., which had topped the December sales tally, ...

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