Malaysia’s new-vehicle sales climbed 12.7% in March to a record 63,265 units, up 56.6% from February’s total. A Malaysian Automotive Assn. attributes the increase to a longer working month and a rush by companies with financial years ending March 31. Passenger-vehicle sales rose 11.7% to 56,483 units, while commercial-vehicle deliveries jumped 20.9% to 6,782. “Fear and anticipation of a possible short supply and higher prices of motor vehicles caused by the catastrophe in Japan ...
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