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US Light-Vehicle market on course for bumper 17m plus sales this year

Published: Tue, 29th Sep 2015 10:03:18 GMT
 

US Light-vehicle sales history including 2015 forecast

The US Light-Vehicle market, despite a slowing pulse rate, remains on course for 17m plus sales this year. 

If it turns out that way, and the chances still look good, that magic level would be reached for only the third time in US automotive history, thanks to growing consumer confidence, low fuel prices and a flurry of tempting ongoing deals to shift the metal. 

For importers in particular, there are favourable tailwinds from the high dollar, providing substantial added room for manoeuvre on the crucial US vehicle pricing front

The US Light-vehicle market, which began the current year with intimations of great optimism has slowed down a great deal as the year progressed. 

The first fall this year, with August Light-Vehicle sales falling 0.6 per cent, would be expected to dampen the spirits. 

Yet, despite a progressive slowing in underlying growth, the overall market remains in remarkably good shape
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