Australians’ romance with SUVs boosted March vehicle sales 3.9% to 97,616 units, lifting the year-to-date result 4.7% to 260,122. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says SUV deliveries rose 18.4% in March to 27,363 units for a first-quarter total up 23.4% to 72,934. FCAI CEO Ian Chalmers says SUVs, combined with small and light passenger cars, make up 64.6% of new vehicles sold this year. “While all categories of SUV have grown in sales, two passenger-car ...

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