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U.S. auto sales up 5.7 percent, well past expectations
April 1, 2014 / 8:03 PM / 4 years ago

U.S. auto sales up 5.7 percent, well past expectations

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. March auto sales of 1.54 million, or 16.4 million on an annualized basis, blew past analysts’ expectations, pushed up by strong sales in the last part of the month.

A line of Chevrolet trucks made by General Motors are seen for sale at a dealer in Wheat Ridge, Colorado February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Forty analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had expected an increase in sales of 2 percent to an annualized 15.8 million Vehicles.

Reporting by Bernie Woodall

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