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U.S. auto sales expected to hit record in first 6 months

U.S. auto sales expected to hit record in first 6 months

U.S. auto sales may be slowing, but they're still expected to set a record in the first six months of this year. 

Sales through June were expected to be up 2% over last year, to 8.66 million vehicles, according to Kelley Blue Book. 

That was partly due to a strong June, which saw sales rebound after a disappointing May. Sales were expected to rise 5.4% for the month to more than 1.5 million vehicles, according to the car-buying site TrueCar.com.

Ford, Honda, Fiat Chrysler and Nissan all reported gains in June while sales were down at General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen. 

After six consecutive years of growth — and record sales of 17.5...

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