Despite April Slowdown, Houston Auto Sales On Track For Strong Year
by: Andrew Schneider, May 14, 2013 4:05:00 am
Auto dealers across Greater Houston sold nearly 330,000 cars, trucks and SUVs in the twelve months ending in April. That’s an increase of more than 18% from the year ending in April 2012 — according to TexAuto Facts, published by InfoNation of Sugar Land.
Houston-area dealers sold roughly 28,000 vehicles in April of this year, down 9% from March. InfoNation owner Steve McDowell says March sales were unusually high and that maintaining such a pace in April was unlikely.
Despite the slowdown, April sales were the fifth-highest in the past twelve months. Vehicle sales remain on track with InfoNation’s forecast of 345,000 units for the year.