By on December 23, 2014

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This year is set to end on a high note as far as U.S. car sales are concerned, with 2015 shaping up to be the best year in a long time.

The Detroit Bureau reports a combination of falling gas prices and an improving U.S. economy is setting the coming year up for a new-car sales record of over 17 million, with total sales going over 55.7 million in the same period. The previous peak new-car annual sales figure was in 2000, when 17.4 million units left the showroom floor.

Transaction prices are set to climb higher in 2015, as well, with new-car averages rising 2.4 percent from this year to a record $32,589, and used-car averages scaling 2.1 percent to $16,678.

As for the segments that will see the biggest growth in revenue, luxury and utility vehicles will lead the way, pulling in $116.7 billion and $192.1 billion, respectively. Trucks are forecasted to take third on the podium, with $95.7 billion in revenue.

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3 Comments on “2015 US Auto Sales Expected To Push Past 17M Units...”

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    I think I’ll skip buying a car next year, just to be different

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    Wow, this article really ignited a firestorm of commentary…

    In other news: I got a lifetime powertrain warranty from my dealership in 2012 (a promotion they killed a few months after I bought the car). I won’t be trading it in anytime soon…

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    God that dealer is filled with relative crap. The newer Civic at the front and the FJ way at the back are the only things I’d consider.

    The Mazda, maybe – if it didn’t have those racer wheels on it, it’s probably had a rough life.

    I mean Aurora, Caliber, Neon LOL. *flees*

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