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Cox Automotive analysis

Typically robust March new sales might give way to rising used turns later in 2018

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  1. New-vehicle sales are expected to rise year-over-year to 1.59 million units in March, resulting in an estimated 16.7 million SAAR, according to a forecast released by Cox Automotive.
  2. “March is the year’s first month that traditionally delivers high volumes, and this March is no exception, with sales expected to increase nearly 300,000 units over February and more than 400,000 units above January,” said Charlie Chesbrough, senior economist at Cox Automotive.
  3. Chesbrough pointed out that March new-model sales are expected to be up over year-ago levels, although with 28 selling days versus 27 last year, some increase was expected.

… Cox Automotive analysis:

New-vehicle sales are expected to rise year-over-year to 1.59 million units in March, resulting in an estimated 16.7 million SAAR, according to a forecast released by Cox Automotive.

“March is the year’s first month that traditionally delivers high volumes, and this March is no exception, with sales expected to increase nearly 300,000 units over February and more than 400,000 units above January,” said Charlie Chesbrough, senior economist at Cox Automotive.

Chesbrough pointed out that March new-model sales are expected to be up over year-ago levels, although with 28 selling days versus 27 last year, some increase was expected.

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