Analysis While attention was focused on August’s 21% year-over-year volume sales decline, the near-stasis of new-vehicle deliveries over the summer months provides a more accurate view of the U.S. industry’s health. Auto makers sold 994,585 cars and light trucks in August, for a daily sales rate (over 25 selling days) of 39,783, up 2.6% from July (27 selling days), according to Ward’s data. Related document: Ward’s U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales by Brand and Group August 2010 The result, ...

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