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VFACTS: November 2018 new vehicle sales

New vehicle registrations last month shrunk by 7.4 per cent compared to the equivalent month in 2017, for eight consecutive months of declining sales. UPDATE: An earlier version of this story wasn't displaying below the 'brands' section...

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