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Pace of US vehicle sales picks up in August

Ford Motor, the number-two US carmaker, said it had its best August in nine years with 234,237 vehicles sold, a 5 per cent increase.

New York

US AUTO sales rose at a solid pace in August, boosted by continued robust demand for sport utility vehicles and pickups amid low gasoline prices and an improving jobs market.

Lightweight vehicle sales totalled 1.58 million, increasing from July but down 0.5 per cent from a