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September U.S. auto sales preview: Edmunds.com forecasts September U.S. car sales will increase...

September U.S. auto sales preview: Edmunds.com forecasts September U.S. car sales will increase 8.8% from last year but fall short of the level seen in August. The firm sees Chrysler (FIATY.PK) leading U.S. automakers with a 8.4% gain while General Motors (GM -0.6%) and Ford (F +0.6%) should show more modest growth of 1.9% and 0.7%, respectively. Japanese automakers Toyota (TM +2%) and Honda Motor (HMC +1.5%) are expected to show outsized gains due to the effect of last year's production slowdown, while Nissan (NSANY.OB) is pegged to show a sales dropoff. Most industry watchers still see annual U.S. sales of cars and trucks to come in at around 14.4M-14.5M.
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  • Tdot
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    It is notable that the report predicts that Toyota and Honda will show disproportionate and "outsized gains due to the effect of last year's production slowdown".

     

    Of course certain commentators with an agenda will ignore that simple yet important factor, and dwell completely on the fact that Ford sales gains will not be as high as the others, and therefore something is wrong with Ford.

     

    The simple fact is, Ford had a great year last year, and is having an even better one this year. But they won't see it that way.

     

    It is almost as if they are claiming it would be better for Ford to have a really horrible year of monthly sales, in order to be able to show some "really great" months a year later.
    28 Sep 2012, 07:17 PM Reply Like
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