In this April 6, 2016, photograph, a technician works on a door assembly for a Nissan Altima on the assembly line at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Miss. On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, major automakers report sales figures for August. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

US auto sales expected to drop in August

This drop isn’t unexpected. After six straight years of growth — and record sales of 17.5 million new vehicles last year — the industry has been bracing for a plateau as consumer demand wanes.