Great deals and higher inventories spurred U.S. sales to another banner month in April. U.S. light-vehicle deliveries totaled 1.44 million units, good for a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 17.3 million. That’s the best since November 2001’s 18.0 million and well above like-2001’s 16.6 million. The April results brought the year-to-date SAAR to 16.7 million, compared with year-ago’s 16.9 million. April’s daily selling rate of 57,697 units (25 selling days) was 2.8% above ...

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