U.S. light-vehicle sales finished the year with a strong December, while results for the entire year just missed the 17 million mark. As expected, sales rebounded from dismal results in October and November and posted a 17.1 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) in December. (See related data: Ward's U.S. Light Vehicle Sales by Brand and Group ) The year ended at 16.948 million units, a 1.0% increase over year-ago’s 16.867 million. It was the third-best year ever behind 2000’s ...

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