U.S. automakers should sell 1.22 million light vehicles in October, according to a new WardsAuto forecast. The effect of a federal government shutdown in the middle of the month likely was offset to a large degree by increased fleet sales, resulting in projected daily deliveries of 45,137 units over 27 selling days. That would be a 7.9% improvement on year-ago (26 days) but an 8.4% decline from September (23 days). The September-October comparisons are slightly better than recent ...

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