USA - Car sales up 3.8% in April Passenger car sales in the USA rose by 3.8% in April to 741,455 from 714,032 and that took the YTD gain to 6.7% at 2,760,369 from 2,586,838, and the annualised selling rate is now 8.35 million. However, we are not convinced that the current strength of the market will be sustained and for now we are sticking with our full year forecast of 8.2 million.