CANBERRA – Australia's new-vehicle sales continued to set records in May, with the month's total of 83,730 units pushing year-to-date deliveries up 5.5% to 397,060. Small passenger-car sales jumped 17.2%, or 12,271 units, over like-2004, while sales in the large car segment fell 9.4%. (See related story: Oz Record April Sales Show Trend Toward Small Cars, SUVs) The SUV segment, at 75,730 vehicles, was 8,166 units, or 12.1%, ahead of prior-year, buoyed by compact and medium-size models. ...

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