DETROIT — As the U.S. enters a downturn of what has been the heartiest economy in recent times, automakers are taking two tellingly different views on what kind of sales year they expect. Some talk of light vehicle sales falling by as much as 1.5 million units from last year's 17.35 million record-breaker. Others are looking forward to the third-best sales year in the market's history. Though the two perspectives are not mutually exclusive, they portend very different sales outcomes for ...

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