U.S. car sales fall 4.7% in April  [ USA ]

U.S. light vehicle sales of 1,426,126 units in April were down 4.7% compared to the same month in 2016.
Truck and SUV sales declined 0.1% from last April to 868,814 units, while passenger car sales declined 11.1% to 557,312 units.
The overall SAAR for April was 16.88 million units.
The SAAR was 6.42 million units for passenger cars and 10.46 million units for trucks.
General Motors sales were down 5.9%, Ford sales were down 7.1% and FCA sales were down 6.8% compared to April last year, with passenger car sales down 12.5%, 21.2%, and 23.4% respectively.
Among Japanese companies, Toyota, Nissan, and Honda were down 4.4%, 1.5%, and 7.0% respectively, while Subaru sales were up 3.9% compared to last April.
Hyundai sales increased 1.3% while Kia sales decreased 5.6% from last year.
Among German companies, BMW and Daimler sales decreased 12.1% and 8.7% respectively while Volkswagen Group sales increased 3.1% from the same month last year.
Volvo sales increased 15.5%, while Jaguar Land Rover sales increased 34.5% from last April.

(Based on Autodata release from May 2, 2017)

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