December Sales Figures Due Out This Week

PR newswire - December 27, 2012

Kel­ley Blue Book expects 1.35 mil­lion units will be sold in Decem­ber, with Hon­da con­tin­u­ing its record sales gains.

Get more pro­jec­tions ahead of automak­er sales fig­ures.

“At 15.2 mil­lion SAAR, new-car sales will come in below the 15.5 mil­lion units pace set in Novem­ber, when replace­ment demand from buy­ers in the North­east region drove sales beyond sea­son­al expec­ta­tions,” said Alec Gutier­rez, senior mar­ket ana­lyst of auto­mo­tive insights for Kel­ley Blue Book.

After a strong Novem­ber and Decem­ber, the final sales tal­ly for 2012 should approach 14.5 mil­lion units over­all.  This tal­ly would amount to a more than 13 per­cent year-over-year increase and the third con­sec­u­tive year of dou­ble-dig­it auto sales gains.  While incre­men­tal sales growth will con­tin­ue in 2013, Kel­ley Blue Book does not expect to see a fourth con­sec­u­tive year of dou­ble-dig­it sales gains.

Sim­i­lar to the past sev­er­al months, Kel­ley Blue Book expects Hon­da and Volk­swa­gen to con­tin­ue to lead indus­try sales gains on a year-over-year basis.  [Get sales vol­ume and mar­ket share fig­ures here]

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