Up until 2008, vehicle sales in the U.S. crested 16 million units for nine straight years. Though November of this year, sales were down overall to 12.35 million vehicles – 16.3% off the same 11-month period in 2007. There's no doubt that 2008's new car sales won't be anywhere near the 16.15 million units sold in 2007, and 2009 is sure to worse.
- Damon Lavrinc
- Aug 28, 2006
According to new information complied by the research firm CSM Worldwide; six-speed automatics will be the norm for domestic manufactures by 2015. Currently, the standard four-speed automatic has dominated the marketplace for the past several years, but as fuel efficiency becomes more of a factor in consumer purchases, the addition of two more gears will become a necessity to remain competitive.
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