5 things we learned from November auto sales, from USA Today.
A big Black Friday weekend finish — with heavy marketing by automakers and dealers that started early in the month — pushed November to a sales boom and ensured a strong finish for the year. Several automakers, including Subaru and Audi, were powered by November results to all-time annual U.S. sales records — with a month still to go.
With the economy picking up and credit still readily available and cheap, things are looking good for December.
And the strong November was not driven by a big boost in sales incentives — incentives were down vs. last year and last month — so automakers still have tools to make sure the year does not go out on a whimper.