Vehicle Sales Through April Impacted By Coronavirus

(Dodge County) The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact year-to-date vehicle sales throughout the region. According to the Waterloo-based industry tracking firm Reg Trak, there have been a total of 1,047 car and light truck sales in Dodge County in the first four months of 2020, 190 less than last year or a decrease of 15.3-percent. Car sales were down 41-percent while truck sales dipped nearly 11-percent. In Columbia County, auto sales saw a drop of 11-point-five-percent (11.5) with 769 vehicles rolling off dealer lots through the end of April. Car sales in Columbia County were down 34-percent while truck sales decreased close to eight-percent. Jefferson County dealers sold 695 vehicles, which is 236 less than they did last year by this time for a drop of 25-percent. Car sales in Jefferson County were down almost 50-percent while truck sales saw a decrease of 19-percent. For the nine-county, South Central Wisconsin Region, there were over 12-thousand vehicles sold, roughly three-thousand less than by this time las year, a 20-percent decrease. Truck sales in the region were down 15-percent while car sales dropped by nearly 40-percent.