Six straight up years? After June's buoyant auto sales, it seems that 2013 will finish on the plus side, the fourth growth year in a row. And many analysts also expect increases through at least 2015.
TrueCar just raised its outlook to 16.5 million in 2014 and 17.2 million in 2015.
Long strings of U.S. sales growth are rare. The industry eked out a five-year string, 1996 through 2000, but to top a six-year streak we have to go back a century: 1909 to 1917.