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US carmakers set to reap further gains as oil falls

All carmakers in the US sold more cars and light trucks last month compared with a year earlier, and trucks closed out the year with 52 per cent of the market, outselling cars every month.

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GM, Ford and other sellers of cars in the US, already benefiting from falling petrol prices, are poised for another year of gains in 2015 after oil dropped below US$50 a barrel for the first time in a half decade.

Light-vehicle sales may rise to 16.7 million or...

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