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Questions remain about the economic outlook. Questions remain about the economic outlook. (Source: Shutterstock)

The U.S. auto industry has been fearing it may see sales fall after several years of strong activity and consumer demand. However, those fears were most likely to fail to materialize in 2019, as the latest industry figures showed an annual sales pace of 17.16 million projected for the year, just slightly above the 16.8 million mark forecast by many back in January 2019.

Despite this end-of-year outlook, dealers and lenders should remain diligent and plan for a variety of different scenarios.

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