A sharp uptick in February sales trimmed month-end days’ supply to a normal 65 from January's excessive 76, even as the total number of light vehicles on dealer lots increased 2.0% to 3,236,852 units. February’s stock was a welcome 20.5% ahead of prior-year’s weak 2,685,738 units and slightly less than the 3,317,400 average of the previous 28 years. Last month’s stepped-up selling pace, along with some judicious production cuts, was particularly good news ...

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