According to industry tracking firm J.
D. Power and Associates, it appears that the auto sales in the United States in December are on pace to set a new record and rise by 14 percent from a year earlier. J.D. Power and Associates says that the retail sales are significantly beating expectations in December, but sales of cars to fleet operators such as car rental agencies are lower. The study is based on data from about 8,900 auto dealerships across the United States.