U.S. light-vehicle sales will end the year with strong results – just as they have the previous two Decembers – as incentives are ratcheted up by auto makers looking to meet year-end goals, cut inventory or simply remain competitive. Ward’s is forecasting December sales at a 17.7 million-unit seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), up from year-ago’s 17.4 million but down from December 2002’s 17.9 million. Including SAARs of 16.3 million in November and 16.9 million in October, the ...

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