Kbb Predicts New-Car Sales for September

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Kelley Blue Book - September 26, 2012

Kel­ley Blue Book pre­dicts an over­all annual sales gain of between 7 and 10 per­cent through year-end.

Find out where Sep­tem­ber fig­ures in that percentage.

Sep­tem­ber new-car sales will hit a 14.3 mil­lion sea­son­ally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) in Sep­tem­ber, slightly down from the 14.5 mil­lion SAAR achieved in August, accord­ing to Kel­ley Blue Book….

This equates to an 8 per­cent year-over-year improve­ment, which is well below last month’s 20 per­cent year-over-year increase.  Although Sep­tem­ber sales do not appear as strong as August, to grasp the full pic­ture, the sales envi­ron­ment at this time last year must be considered.

In terms of seg­ment sales, Kel­ley Blue Book expects pickup trucks to be strong this month as domes­tic man­u­fac­tur­ers intro­duce sales events.

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