U.S. monthly auto sales seen up; Detroit struggles


By Poornima Gupta DETROIT, Dec 28 (Reuters) - U.S. car and truck sales are likely to rebound in December from a disappointing November, but the bulk of the gain is expected to come from Asian automakers, analysts said. For most of 2004, Japanese automakers have been relentlessly increasing their share of the U.S. market, stealing sales from Ford and General Motors, who have been struggling with issues ranging from excess inventory to changing consumer tastes. "So far, the big Japanese ...

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