December should give the industry its first “natural” seasonally adjusted annual rate above 11 million light vehicles since September 2008, a Ward’s U.S. sales forecast indicates. The month also should provide the largest year-over-year increase in SAAR in 39 months. Ward’s is forecasting daily sales at about 38,000 units, the best performance in 16 months not associated with the government’s “Cash for Clunkers” incentive program in July and August. The December forecast calls for a ...

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