Excess inventories and a stubborn economy, no matter how well it does for the remainder of the year, likely will keep fourth-quarter U.S. light-vehicle sales flat with year-ago, while the pressure to keep strong incentives will remain high. Sales are forecast at a 16.8 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) for the fourth quarter, the same as prior year’s. Including Ward’s estimate for September of 17.2 million, that would leave the year at 16.7 million, compared with 16.6 million ...
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