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Topic - Alec Gutierrez
March will be one of the most crucial months for the U.S. auto industry in years.
DETROIT (AP) — Automakers are going to have to work a little harder for your business in 2014.
March is turning out to be the best month for auto sales in at least six years.
From minicars to monster pickups, sales of new cars and trucks surged in June, and eased concerns that Americans would be turned off by slower hiring and other scary headlines.
Pent-up demand from the snowy winter will help, he says, along with low interest rates, attractive lease deals and strong new competitors like the Subaru Forester and Jeep Cherokee.
But if the sales pace is less than 16 million to 16.1 million in March and even April - and cold weather is no longer a factor - the industry might have to downgrade its expectations for the year, he said.