Dealer Group Predicts Best U.S. Auto Sales In A Decade, In 2015, from Forbes.
The National Automobile Dealers Association said it expects U.S. auto sales approaching 17 million in 2015, the highest since 2005.
Steven Szakaly, chief economist for NADA, McLean, Va., said there are few negative factors on the horizon for 2015.
“If there’s any worry, it’s that the growth rate on the new-vehicle side is slowing down,” he said in a March 30 conference call, part of the run-up to Press Days for the New York International Auto Show later this week.
“As the growth rate slows down there is some risk manufacturers will turn to incentives if they need to keep the sales rate going,” he said.