The U.S. sales phenomenon fooled industry forecasters — even Ward's — again and outdid expectations, though even those calculations called for a very strong month. Ward's, however, did forecast the eighth consecutive year-to-year increase in monthly volume as April sales ended 3.9% above year-ago, based on daily selling rates (DSRs) — 26 selling days both periods. April's light vehicle sales totaled 1.406 million units for a DSR of 54,081, compared to like-1998's 52,042. 15 Best ...

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