October 6, 2013

Auto Briefs

Demand creates supply dip for Chevy trucks; top sellers for September


(General Motors)

Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra in short supply
General Motors, introducing its first redesigned pickups since 2006, can't make enough of the most popular versions of its new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra (shown). Demand for the trucks is exceeding a supplier's ability to produce certain drivetrain parts for the 5.3-liter V-8 engine, the most popular size, and GM is limiting how many dealers can order. It could take more than two months to resolve the issue. GM needs to resolve the shortage quickly to get the most out of its redesigned trucks before Ford brings out a new F-150 next year.
Bloomberg News



The 10 best-selling vehicles in September

The top-selling vehicles and the total number sold in September, with August's rank in parentheses:
1. Ford F-Series, 60,456 (1)
2. Chevrolet Silverado, 32,506 (3)
3. Toyota Camry, 31,871 (2)
4. Ram Pickup, 28,145 (7)
5. Honda Accord, 25,176 (5)
6. Toyota Corolla, 23,251 (10)
7. Honda Civic, 22,983 (4)
8. Ford Escape, 22,607 (-)
9. Honda CR-V, 21,439 (6) (shown)
10. Nissan Altima, 21,221 (8)
The Associated Press


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