US auto sales to edge up 0.2% in May

Tomorrow the U.S. May auto sales will get revealed by the automakers, but before that here’s what specialists forecast. Expect the car sales to edge up 0.2% in May to 1.525M units. Sales for mid-size SUVs/crossovers are expected to jump 10%, while compact and mid-size car sales are seen dropping.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco AWD

Retail numbers for May are expected to finish strong, however they continue to be supported by considerable incentives and lease subvention. In recent months, leasing appears to be reaching its peak, which is expected, given declining residual values and which is contributing to this year’s slowing sales.

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