The automakers will report September vehicle sales on Monday, October 3rd.
Note: There were 25 selling days in September, the same as in September 2015.
From WardsAuto: Forecast: U.S. SAAR to Rebound in September
The forecast 17.6 million SAAR is greater than 16.9 million from prior-month and the 17.2 million over the first eight months of the year.
This graph shows light vehicle sales since the BEA started keeping data in 1967.
Sales for 2016 – through the first eight months – were up slightly from the comparable period last year.
After increasing significantly for several years following the financial crisis, auto sales are now mostly moving sideways.