The combination of post-hurricane demand and hefty dealer stocks means U.S. light-vehicle sales should top the 17 million-unit level for the third straight year. With fallout from storm-damaged vehicles lost in Texas and Florida expected to add 100,000 units to new-vehicle sales, demand in the fourth-quarter should start out strong and could end on a high note if excessive inventory remains an issue. Volume in October will be primed by replacement demand, as well as making up much of the ...

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