NADA predicts nearly 17 million U.S. auto sales in ’15, from The Detroit News.
Automakers likely will sell nearly 17 million cars and trucks in the U.S. next year, helped by lower and stable gas prices and an improving economy, the chief economist for the National Automobile Dealers Association said Monday.
NADA Chief Economist Steven Szakaly said he predicts U.S. car and light truck sales will hit 16.94 million in 2015, up 3.3 percent from the 16.4 million sales the association targeted for 2014.
Szakaly, in a call with reporters Monday ahead of the NADA/J.D. Power Western Automotive Conference in Los Angeles, said he added 200,000 to 250,000 sales to his forecast with the lower gas prices, which he expects for all of next year.