How certain aspects of 2017 auto retail will rollover into 2018



A few days ago, numbers for the final month of 2017 came out. The seasonally adjusted annualized sales rate for dealerships across the U.S. was 17.2 million, according to Edmunds. It’s the third straight year we have topped 17 million units, the fourth best sales ever in the U.S., and just the fifth time in history that we’ve topped 17 million. When it comes to the negative and positive aspects of what we saw in December, Jessica Caldwell, Director of Industry Analysis at Edmunds, says some of that should roll over into 2018.