December’s daily selling rate (DSR) was just enough to push 2006 sales to the 16.5 million-unit mark forecast earlier by Ward’s. Passenger cars and light-truck deliveries in the month reached 1.424 million units, with a DSR of 54,785, bringing total 2006 U.S. light-vehicle sales to 16,502,696 – down 2.6% from 2005’s 16,947,754 units. While December’s seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 16.68 million units was significantly better than October and November’s SAARs of 16.0 and 16.1 ...

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