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The auto industry is still struggling to find rhythm.

April sales results are in, and like the rest of 2017, it was a mixed bag at best.

We'll start with the domestics. Ford reported another dip, holding stead below its 2016 levels as it has all year. The same was reported at GM, though individual brands outperformed the company's volume in a handful of cases (Buick and Lincoln, for respective examples).

FCA continued to be relatively flat, though Ram did tick up in April and Chrysler has finally managed to shake off the corpse of the 200, which is no longer weighing down its 2017 monthly sales numbers.

Elsewhere, Honda had a down month despite being up for the year. Acura took a bit of beating on slow MDX and RDX sales, though TLX ticked up quite a bit. Subaru... well, it's Subaru.

If there are any obvious takeaways here, it's that premium and niche brands seem to be holding their own with only a few outlying exceptions. Crossover and truck sales are buoying some brands despite stagnation in cars, which is better news for some than for others. Overall, the industry continues to slump, and we don't expect volume to recover any time soon.

April year-over-year:

- Acura down 12.8%, 14,132

- Alfa up 1,047%, 677

- Audi up 5.1%, 18.711

- Bentley up 52.7%, 168

- BMW down 9.3%, 22,624

- Buick up 17%, 20,735

- Cadillac up 9.5%, 12,300

- Chevrolet down 10.4%, 164,367

- Chrysler down 3%, 17,309

- Dodge down 3%, 39,445

- Fiat down 18%, 2,539

- Ford down 7.5%, 205,504

- Genesis new, 1,399

- GMC flat, 47,004

- Honda down 6.3%, 124,254

- Hyundai down 0.9%, 61651

- Infiniti up 3.5%, 10,797

- Jaguar up 197%, 3,230

- Jeep down 17%, 68,879

- Kia down 5.6%, 53,358

- *Lamborghini up 1.1%, 88

- Land Rover flat, 5,211

- Lexus down 11%, 22,116

- Lincoln down 0.9%, 9,691

- Maserati up 19%, 1,265

- Mazda down 7.8%, 24,164

- **Mercedes-Benz down 8.5%, 29,125

- MINI down 27.4%, 3,481

- Mitsubishi down 13.4%, 8,375

- Nissan down 2%, 111,201

- Porsche up 2.2%, 5,529

- Ram up 5%, 47,327

- smart down 21.7%, 365

- Subaru up 4%, 52,368

- *Tesla up 29.4%, 4,400

- Toyota down 3.5%, 179,810

- Volkswagen up 1.6%, 27,557

- Volvo up 15.4%, 7,121

2017 year-to-date

- Acura down 15.1%, 45,894

- Alfa up 722%, 1,783

- Audi up 7.7%, 64,358

- Bentley up 93.5%, 720

- BMW down 1.3%, 94.306

- Buick down 1.5%, 70,940

- Cadillac down 1.3%, 46,282

- Chevrolet down 3.1%, 636,090

- Chrysler down 27%, 64,385

- Dodge down 4%, 173,508

- Fiat down 13%, 9,770

- Ford down 5.6%, 795,223

- Genesis new, 6,554

- GMC up 7.4%, 180,615

- Honda up 1.2%, 457,785

- Hyundai down 4.4%, 225,288

- Infiniti up 26.1%, 54,358

- Jaguar up 140%, 14,606

- Jeep down 13%, 257,622

- Kia down 10.7%, 181,086

- *Lamborghini up 2%, 352

- Land Rover down 3.5%, 25,086

- Lexus down 15.3%, 83,961

- Lincoln up 6%, 36,774

- Maserati up 37%, 4,553

- Mazda up 2.6%, 93,235

- **Mercedes-Benz up 0.8%, 115,699

- MINI down 12.2%, 13,732

- Mitsubishi up 7.6%, 37,522

- Nissan up 0.7%, 484,531

- Porsche up 3.4%, 18,247

- Ram up 5%, 179,906

- smart down 19.3%, 1,426

- Subaru up 7.6%, 196,618

- *Tesla up 29.4%, 17,600

- Toyota down 4.5%, 650,576

- Volkswagen up 7.7%, 103,847

- Volvo down 8.6%, 20,600

*Based on estimates from Automotive News.

** NOT including Sprinter