Preview: U.S. New Vehicle Sales Should Rebound In December

U.S. new vehicle sales should rebound in December after dropping to a 3-month low. According to the Bloomberg consensus, they should rise to 15.73m(e) SAAR, up from 15.55m in November.

 

Preview: U.S. New Vehicle Sales - December

 

However, three specialists I’m following closely, are betting on a upward surprise:

 

1- Industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive saidThe seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) for total new-vehicle sales is expected to be 16.4 million units, down 500,000 units from 2019.

 

2- In the meantime, TrueCar, Inc notedTotal new vehicle sales will reach 1,605,101 units in December 2020, down 6.5% from a year ago, when adjusted for the same number of selling days. This month’s seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) for total light vehicle sales is an estimated 16.2 million units.

 

3- Finally, Wards Intelligence expects sales to reach 15.8 million SAAR in December.

 

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