Since the collapse of the new-car market in 2008, industry participants have talked about a “new normal” for car sales. The argument was that the prior 17-million-unit sales pace was inflated, and 14 million units was a more appropriate rate based on population figures and driving habits. Manufacturers have since recalculated production volumes and reduced headcount accordingly.
While adjustments were made on the new-car side, the used-car market has been strengthening. Limited…Continue