Light vehicle sales will achieve another record in 2017, led by ongoing strength in the lighttruck market. The outperforming premium segment will prevent the passenger car market declining furtherthan it is.
We have revised up our light vehicle sales forecast on the back of economic strength in the early part ofthe year feeding through to sales. We now expect growth of 2.3% in 2017 - good for another record salesyear.
Premium models will continue to outperform a declining passenger car segment as consumer strength isreflected in high end purchases.