Car sales were down in the U-S last year…the first time that has happened since 2009. 17 point 2 million vehicles were sold last year..a one point 8 percent drop from 2016. Global sales are still expected to be at a record high of 94 and a half million vehicles. The decline in the United State is being blamed on fewer purchases by rental car companies. [A16]20180103 CRUZE SALES-GRPHCS For 2017 — Cruze sales were down 2.2 percent when compared with 2016. Only 13-thousand-406 Cruzes were sold in December — down 22.6 percent from last December. The Cruze was GM’s fourth best selling vehicle — behind the Silverado pick up, Equinox, and Malibu.