MADISON, Wis. (Midwest Communications) - More cars and light trucks were sold in Wisconsin last month than in November of 2008. And it’s only the second such increase this year.
According to the Louisville firm of CrossSell, 11,978 new vehicles were registered in the Badger State in November. That’s almost 1,000 more than in November of 2008.
Mid-size cars, full-sized pickups, and compact SUV’s were the biggest sellers last month. The only other monthly increase was in August, and was that because of the federal Cash for Clunkers program. For the first 11 months of this year, vehicle sales were down 19 percent in Wisconsin. Almost 160,000 new cars and trucks were registered in that period, 38,000 fewer than the previous year.