April vehicle sales up slightly

According to Reg-Trak of Waterloo, only 18 more new vehicles were sold in Dane County in April compared to April 2013, and truck purchases continued to outpace car sales. Truck sales drove the minimal increase year over year, increasing 1.97%, while car sales fell off by 0.50%. In April, 2,179 new vehicles were sold throughout Dane County, compared to 2,161 in April 2013, a tepid increase of only 0.83%.

Year to date through April, new vehicle sales compared to 2013 are down 0.13% in the county. Columbia, Dodge, Green, Lafayette, Rock, and Sauk counties also saw lower sales January through April, compared to last year.