U.S. auto sales during the month of February are expected to increase less than 1% from a year earlier, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Friday.

For the month of February, U.S. auto sales will be higher by 1.35 million units, or up 0.6% compared to February of 2016, the consultancies stated.

Motor vehicle sales for the month of February will be released Wednesday, March 1. 

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