auto sales

Kevin Lavery, WKAR News

January's U.S. auto sales are expected to be a little better than a year ago, but most analysts and automakers still predict a small full-year decline despite economic factors that favor the industry.

The U.S. auto industry's historic growth streak has ended, but demand for new vehicles — especially SUVs — remains healthy as the new year begins.

Kevin Lavery, WKAR News

Black Friday deals and strong consumer confidence pushed auto sales higher in November despite waning demand for post-hurricane replacement vehicles. U.S. sales of new cars and trucks rose 1 percent to nearly 1.4 million, according to Autodata Corp., a market analysis firm.