Australian new-vehicle sales rose 6.2% in August to 93,552 units, driven higher by an apparently insatiable demand for SUVs. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries reports SUV deliveries jumped 18.6%, compared with year-ago, to 26,216 units, pushing the industry’s 8-month total up 30.0% to 203,316. The strongest growth was in the small SUV segment, surging 61.5% to 15,637 units. The latest results boosted the Australian market 9.4% year-to-date to 728,047 units and ...

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