This will be another strong year for auto sales by historical standards, with a lot of new product for choosy buyers. The year also will further confirm that the cross/utility vehicle arguably is developing into its own vehicle type and is not just a flash-in-the-pan growth segment. For manufacturers, competition will be tougher, and it appears auto makers – mainly the Big Three – will not be as generous as in the past with market incentives. General Motors Corp., the market leader, ...

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