Tomorrow’s auto reports are expected to show that sales stayed relatively flat in April following an impressive rebound in March.

According to analysts polled by Bloomberg, automakers are expected to report a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 16.2 million units. That’s only slightly down from March’s rate of 16.4 million, but still comfortably ahead of the winter months’ slump.

Sales increased 8.5% from last April. With a projected SAAR of 16 million unit sales for 2014, the industry is still on pace to increase its yearly numbers by 10 percent or more.

“These April numbers are still pretty robust. They’re most certainly stronger than January and February,” said Jessica Caldwell, senior analyst at “Lower numbers than March are to be expected because of deferred demand in that month, but it still keeps us on target for growth over 2013.”

High sales numbers likely mean good things for the economy as Spring continues. Busy showrooms suggest that consumers are becoming more confident with the economy as the year progresses.

“Essentially, it’s all a part of the same story as it’s been these past couple of months,” said Gennadiy Goldberg, Senior Analyst at TD Securities. “Part of it is more catch-up from the winter slow down. Part of it is just because people are more confident because the labor markets are improving in general.”

Confidence in the auto market may come as a surprise after General Motors recalled thousands of units in March. The country’s largest automaker is expected to report strong sales numbers in April despite its troubles.

“The cars that they are recalling are all older and not for sale anymore. Pontiac, Saturn – these brands don’t even exist any longer,” Caldwell said. “In the past, recalls that have affected sales were for cars that were on sale at that time. It was a different story.”

While it is likely that auto sales numbers will taper slightly in the next few months, there’s no need to panic. As pent up demand is met, the market is expected to reach equilibrium.

“It looks like we’re finally settling into normality,” Caldwell said. “We’re in a really healthy place after recessions, tsunamis and other disasters. The auto industry has been topsy-turvy for the past couple of years and finally it’s starting to get close to normal.”