Kelley Blue Book sees September U.S. auto sales down 2 percent

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Automobiles are shown for sale at a dealership in Carlsbad, California, U.S. May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Auto industry consultancy Kelley Blue Book said on Wednesday that it expected that September U.S. auto sales fell 2 percent from a year ago, at 1.41 million vehicles, for a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 17.4 million vehicles.

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Major auto manufacturers will report U.S. sales for September on Monday.

(Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Richard Chang)