Analysis U.S. light-vehicle sales began 2010 on an upward trend, in stark contrast to 2009, when the market was in the middle of an ongoing decline that would bottom out in February. Last month’s positive results led to a 15.1% gain in the daily sales rate, the largest year-over-year increase since July 2005, and the first double-digit rise since October 2006. This, despite Toyota Motor Corp. halting sales of eight models, including its perennial volume-leader Camry, on Jan. 26 as ...

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