U.S. light vehicle sales easily will post their 20th straight increase in April, with the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) near the 18 million level again, based on a Ward's forecast for the month. The forecast calls for April's SAAR to total 17.9 million, slightly above the prior month's 17.8 million pace, and well above same-month 1999's 16.4 million. Actual volume comes to 1.496 million for a daily selling rate (DSR) of 59,840 (25 selling days), 10.8% above April 1999's 54,012 (26 ...

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