New Zealand’s auto industry continues to beat forecasts, with May new-car sales climbing 16% to 4,616 units from like-2009, taking the year-to-date tally up 14% to 24,496. “We are very happy with these results,” Motor Industry Assn. CEO Perry Kerr says in a statement. “There was also positive news for commercial vehicles, which have continued to face a tighter trading market.” May commercial-vehicle sales jumped 37% to 1,801 units, for the best result in the last 11 months. Ford Motor ...

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