April a decent month for auto sales?

April 2010 turned out to be a “decent” month for auto sales in the U.S. Most automakers posted double digit increases from a dismal April 2009 but numbers came in below March 2010. Nissan posted an impressive 35% increase, Ford up 25% and Chrysler sporting a solid 25% gain for a year ago. It will be interesting to see what the next few months have in store with the economy slowly getting stronger.

From CNN.Money.com:

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Major automakers posted double-digit gains in U.S. sales in April compared to the battered sales of a year ago, but the overall pace of sales fell short of March results.

Industrywide U.S. sales came in just short of 1 million vehicles, up 20% from a year ago, according to sales tracker Autodata, but a bit shy of forecasts of between a 21% to 23% gain. And sales were down 8% from March.

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