October U.S. light-vehicle sales suggest mixed success for the industry’s new faces, according to WardsAuto data. The next-generation Nissan Versa, which debuted in August, contributed to a 52.7% jump in the nameplate’s deliveries, compared with year-ago. Similarly, the all-new Kia Rio helped boost its sales by 14.5%. Demand for Volkswagen’s newest models, the redesigned Passat and Beetle, skyrocketed in October, compared with like-2010. Beetle deliveries, excluding cabrio totals, ...

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