April sales of U.S. light vehicles are running 9.4 percent above sales for the same month last year, according to J.D. Power and Associates. New light-vehicle sales in April are projected to reach a 17.5 million seasonally adjusted annualised rate (SAAR), based on Power Information Network (PIN) retail sales data from the first two weeks of the month. Light-vehicle sales in April 2001 came in at a 16.6 million SAAR.