CANBERRA – New Zealand's new-vehicle sales rose 5.2% to 58,439 units in the year's first seven months and are on target to exceed 100,000 for the first time since 1989. The industry recorded 8,636 new-vehicle sales in July, up 2.3% from year-ago's 8,436. July sales of Holden Astra surged 59%. New passenger-car sales for the month climbed 2.7% to 6,280 units from like-2004's 6,112. Light-commercial-vehicle sales for the month of 2,011 units were up marginally from 1,966 units in ...

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