U.S. light-vehicle sales will get off to a sluggish start in 2006, as the market share leaders cut back on incentives and the industry faces overall lower inventory than a year ago. Ward's forecasts January U.S. sales at a 16.1 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), down sharply from last month's 17.1 million and below year-ago's 16.3 million. (See related data: Ward's Forecast - January U.S. Lt. Vehicle Sales) Volume is pegged at 1.044 million units, for a daily selling rate of ...

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