U.S. light-vehicle sales will start out the second quarter slightly stronger than the entire first quarter on a seasonally adjusted basis. Ward’s forecasts a 16.6 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) for April, same as year-ago, and an improvement on January-March’s combined 16.5 million. Incentives are not expected to change much from March and, therefore, will not give the industry the small boost they provided some auto makers last month, when the SAAR jumped to 16.8 ...
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