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Kelley Blue Book: 2015 Could Industry’s Best Since 2006

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Jan. 1, 2015—Kelley Blue Book has forecasted that auto sales for U.S. manufacturers in 2015 are set to reach their highest levels since 2006.

Kelley Blue Book estimates sales in 2014 will veer toward 16.47 million, which would be an increase of nearly 6 percent over 2013 and the best year for the industry in eight years. U.S. sales hit 16.5 million vehicles in 2006.

December of 2014 was the best December in terms of car sales since 2006, and looks as though it could be a good teller of what 2015 has in store for car sales if gas prices continue to remain at their lowest levels seen in years.

Fiat-Chrysler is projected to post a 1.2 percent year-over-year gain in U.S. market share in December while posting overall sales gains near 16 percent in 2014.

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