U.S. Car Sales Beat All Expectations In 2016

Car dealers pushed the year’s total sales to a record 17.55 million cars and light trucks — and beat all analysts' expectations.

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Car dealers pushed the year’s total sales to a record 17.55 million cars and light trucks — and beat all analysts' expectations — a feat considered unlikely just six months earlier. 2016 was the seventh year of growth in a row thanks to aggressive discounting and burgeoning U.S. consumer confidence, according to Bloomberg.

U.S. light vehicle sales by manufacturer in 2016 and YoY change (analysts’ expect. vs actual, in p.p.)

Infographic: U.S. Car Sales Beat All Expectations in 2016 | Statista
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