Possibility U.S. Market will Exceed 17 Million Vehicles

By Keith Spacapan

On a volume basis, September 2018 U.S. vehicle sales were the fourth-best September on record. However, making comparisons to September 2017 was always going to be disappointing. In the rush to replace vehicles destroyed by severe storms, consumers lifted U.S. light-vehicle sales by 6.3% in September 2017. As a result, when compared to September 2017, last month’s vehicle sales fell 5.5%. But analysts were expecting worse.

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