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Edmunds Puts 2015 SAAR at 17.5 Million

Edmunds said this week the industry is on pace to break the previous December sales record set in 2004. It predicts the industry will retail 1.7 million units in December, a 29.7% increase from November and a 12.3% increase from a year ago.

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Timing of Labor Day to Drive Down August Sales by 4%, KBB Predicts

Because of the timing of Labor Day, August new-vehicle sales will not get the boost they got last year from the holiday sales weekend. But KBB analysts still expect August sales to 'remain robust.'

‘Great Deleveraging’ Has Ended, Equifax Reports

Consumers are back in the borrowing business, with November consumer credit data from Equifax showing that nonmortgage credit balances rose to their highest level in five years.

Gen Y Overtakes Gen X in Car Buying, J.D. Power Says

Gen Y consumers have accounted for 26% of new-vehicle retail sales in the past year, putting sales attributed to that generational group ahead of Gen X for the first time.

NADA: U.S. Dealers Employ More Than 1 Million People

The number of people employed by the automotive retail industry topped the 1 million-person mark last year, with the average new-car dealership employing, on average, 57 people, the NADA reports.

March New-Car Sales Expected to Increase 2%

New-vehicle sales are expected to rise nearly 2% year over year to 1.48 million units, Kelley Blue Book reports. The firm also expects the industry SAAR to be at its highest level for March since 2007.

Edmunds Predicts 16.4 Million New-Vehicle Sales for 2014

Edmunds.com predicts new-car sales in 2014 will reach 16.4 million units, the highest since 2006. The vehicle information site also estimates the industry will close out 2013 with 15.5 million new vehicles sold.

July Deliveries Could Rise 7 Percent, CNW Predicts

The first 20 days of July has the market research firm predicting a 7 percent gain in deliveries from a year ago. CNW also spots an incentive war brewing on the horizon.

TrueCar: February SAAR Highest Since 2007

According to TrueCar, February’s SAAR sits at 15.7 million units, the highest SAAR since 2007. Estimated incentive spending is at nearly $2,400 for the month.

TrueCar: January New-Car Sales to Rise 15 Percent

TrueCar predicts January’s SAAR will reach 15.4 million, the highest reading since 2008. It also predicts that incentive spending will drop to its lowest level since October 2005.