Car sales in Western Europe fell by just under 7% in April. Just as the March numbers were flattered, so the April numbers were worsened by the later Easter holiday. J.D. Power-LMC's estimate of the seasonally adjusted annualised selling rate (SAAR) which compensates for calendar and seasonal effects, shows an underlying level of demand of 13.75 mn cars/year in the month, slightly lower than the 13.9 mn average for the three preceding months.