Automotive News surveyed dealers on pricing trends at the retail level. Here's what they said.
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More new-vehicle shoppers will have to shift to used vehicles. New-vehicle sales will flatten out. The industry won't see annual sales rise to 18 million or 20 million units, but it will still be profitable at lower levels. New-vehicle sales will decline significantly. Other
Financing will be developed to keep vehicles affordable, such as leases and longer loans. Automakers will have to find a way to stop the increases. Some balance will be struck; it always is. New lower-cost entries, perhaps from China, will arrive to keep cars affordable. Other
Source: Automotive News online survey conducted Aug. 3-6; 169 respondents