After several months when sales expectations failed to dent bloated inventory on dealer lots, there was a sign in July that slowdowns in North American light-vehicle production were beginning to have a positive effect in paring stocks. WardsAuto estimates July 31 LV inventory still to be about 15% higher than necessary to meet current demand. Each of the major categories inside the LV total, including car and truck, and the splits between domestically made and imports all could use some ...

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