fter the government announced that the policy would be

withdrawn at the end of 2017, many potential buyers rushed to purchase cars, making consu

mption ahead of schedule instead of creating demand, and drastically raising car sales that year. And

since things returned to normal in 2018, the year registered a drop in car sales growth.

Considering the macroeconomic changes and impact of the policy changes, consumers

may hesitate to buy cars this time. Plus, the rising housing prices in third-, fourth-and fifth-tier cities will fur

ther reduce people’s disposable income and leave a majority of them with little money to buy a car. In fact, in the thi

rd-, fourth-and fifth-tier cities, sales of passenger cars accounted for 72.8 percent of the total car sales in the third qua

rter of 2018, which was 13.8 percent lower than the previous year, according to the Yiche research institute.

As such, the stimulus policy the authorities announced early this year is likely to increase car sales by a modest marg

in.To raise car sales, traffic must be better managedWang Guanqiao, an auto analyst from Industrial Securities