Vehicle Sales In Region Are Up Compared To Last Year

(Dodge County) Vehicle sales in the region are booming compared to the first two months of last year. According to the Waterloo-based industry-tracking firm Reg-Trak, Dodge County saw 648 vehicle sales in January and February, which is a 28-percent increase from the 508 sold last year. Truck sales soared 28-percent with 570 sold, which is 135 more than last year. Traditionally-sluggish car sales were up seven-percent with 50 sold. In Columbia County, a modest three-percent increase with 432 vehicle sales, 13 more vehicles than the same period in 2018. Truck sales were up ten-percent while car sales went down 30-percent. In Jefferson County, 438 vehicles rolled off dealer lots in the first two months of the year up by 48 vehicles, or 12-percent, from the same time frame last year. Car sales jumped 22-percent while truck sales increased ten-percent. In the nine-county south-central Wisconsin region as a whole, vehicle sales were 12-percent higher with roughly 7400 sales in the first two months of the year compared to 6600 last year. Trucks sold were up 17-percent while cars were down nearly four-percent.