Regional Vehicle Sales Through June See Uptick

(Dodge County) Vehicle sales in Dodge County through the first half of 2021 have rebounded after seeing sharp declines due to the pandemic. According to the Waterloo-based, auto industry tracking firm Reg-Trak, there were 217 car sales through June compared to 175 through the first six months of last year, a 24-percent increase. Truck sales experienced a 36-percent jump with 1,905 rolling off dealer lots in 2021. There were 1,400 trucks sold in 2020. Columbia County car sales were up 45-percent through June with 180 sold compared to 124 in 2020. Auto dealers in Columbia County saw 330 more trucks sold in 2021 with 1,321, an increase of 33-percent. In Jefferson County, there were 204 cars sold compared to 147 in 2020, a 38-percent jump. Truck sales saw an increase of 47-percent, with 1,329 rolling off dealer lots compared to 899 last year. For the nine-county, south-central Wisconsin region as a whole, vehicle sales were up just over 31-percent. Truck sales topped 20-thousand, an increase of 33-percent, car sales were up 21-percent with 3,700 sold.