2013: Auto Sales January to June Top 7.8 Million

ID-100120997Sales numbers are in for the first half of 2013, and car dealerships are ready to celebrate.

From January through June 2013, auto sales were at pre-recession levels with over 7.8 million sold in the United States, and industry insiders are predicting that the last half of 2013 will only get better. According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, loosening credit restrictions and lower interest rates will likely boost sales numbers even higher as the year goes on.

What are all these car shoppers buying? Well, the answer isn’t simple. Truck sales have skyrocketed this year, but subcompacts have done very well amongst the younger crowd. Certain minivans and family-style SUVs like the Honda Odyssey and Toyota RAV4 also sold well with 26 percent and 36 percent sales jumps respectively. Dealerships will need to maintain a varied inventory, and if they are targeting subprime credit clientele, they will need to give special attention to their used inventory.

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