U.S. Auto Sales Seen Sliding for August on Dialed-Down Discounts

  • Industry may contract for first year since bankruptcy era
  • Honda cars do well amid continuing boom in light-truck demand

Automakers’ decision to scale back U.S. discounts in August is a sign they’re willing to maintain some price discipline, even if it raises the odds that industrywide annual sales will fall for the first time in seven years.

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