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Thursday, 01 July 2021 19:12

Automakers Report Strong June, Q2 Sales Results

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Automakers on July 1 began releasing sales data for the month of June and the second quarter of 2021.

GM

 

General Motors Co. announced it sold 688,236 vehicles in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2021---an increase of 40% compared to a year ago---in a unique market bolstered by strong customer demand, but constrained by low inventories resulting from the global semiconductor shortage.

 

GM is well positioned in 2021 to lead the industry in full-size and mid-size pickup sales for the seventh consecutive year. During the quarter, GM earned 40.6% of the retail market for full-size pickups, up 4.5 percentage points year over year (J.D. Power PIN), with more than 237,000 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras sold in the quarter.

 

The company is taking steps to meet customers’ future needs, especially in capacity-constrained segments.

 

GM announced production of HD pickups will increase by about 1,000 trucks per month beginning in mid-July as a result of production line efficiencies delivered by the team at Flint Assembly in Michigan.

Also, GM will return full-size pickup production to Oshawa Assembly in Canada at the end of 2021.

 

Shipments of Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickups built at Wentzville Assembly in Missouri increase by about 30,000 total units from mid-May through early July as the team completes dynamic vehicle testing on units held at the plant due to semiconductor supply disruptions.

 

GM ended the quarter with 211,974 units in inventory, down from...


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