J.D.Power affiliate LMC Automotive maintains its expectation for full-year light vehicle sales of 15.4 million, up from 14.4 million in 2012. "This is the time of year when the automotive industry holds its collective breath as the recent past has dealt with a spring slowdown in demand," said LMC analyst Jeff Schuster. "However, the current pace suggests full steam ahead for the second half of 2013."

-- Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte, N.C.

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