Regional Vehicle Sales Impacted By COVID-19

(Dodge County) The coronavirus pandemic is having an effect on year-to-date vehicle sales throughout the region. According to the Waterloo-based industry tracking firm Reg Trak, there have been a total of 832 car and light truck sales in Dodge County in the first three months of 2020, 84 less than last year or a decrease of 9.17-percent. Car sales were down nearly 37-percent while truck sales dipped five-percent. In Columbia County, auto sales saw a drop of four-point-two-percent (4.2) with 611 vehicles rolling off dealer lots through the end of March. Car sales in Columbia County were down 22-percent while ruck sales decreased by one-point-six-percent (1.6). Jefferson County dealers sold 543 vehicles, which is 134 less than they did last year by this time for a drop of close to 20-percent. Car sales in Jefferson County were down 45-percent while truck sales also decreased by 13-percent. For the nine-county, South Central Wisconsin Region, there were 98-hundred vehicles sold, just over 12-hundred fewer than by this time last year, a 10.9-percent decrease. Truck sales in the region were down six-percent while car sales dropped by nearly 30-percent.