Inventory

GM dealers win reprieve on audits to focus on recalls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014
GM told dealers in an Aug. 8 memo that, in recognition of the "unprecedented times" that dealerships are experiencing with the recall onslaught, the company has suspended audits on warranty claims and sales incentives.... Read More »

 

Stocks stay on target -- with help

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014
With a little help from increased incentives, automakers kept U.S. inventories at near-ideal levels to start August.... Read More »

 

GM idling Michigan plant 3 weeks to trim Cadillac ATS, CTS supplies

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2014
General Motors plans to idle the Michigan plant that produces the Cadillac ATS and CTS for three weeks amid a glut of inventory. The move comes as U.S. sales of the ATS and CTS sag, pushing inventories to unusually high levels.... Read More »

 

Strong May sales trim inventories

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
If mounting stocks of unsold vehicles after winter storms put pressure on automakers to cut production or boost incentives, May's surprise sales rally relieved it.... Read More »

 

Inventories drop slightly in May

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
Assisted by strong April sales, automakers trimmed U.S. stocks of unsold light vehicles for a second consecutive month.... Read More »

 

Stocks rise in February

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
U.S. stocks of unsold vehicles remain higher than normal in the aftermath of fierce winter storms that disrupted sales in January and February.... Read More »

 

Inventory levels are sitting pretty

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Automakers started the New Year with an ideal level of stock after trimming a quarter million units of U.S. inventory in December.... Read More »

 

Inventories rise as usual in October

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
U.S. auto inventories jumped 10 percent to 3.4 million units during October.... Read More »

 

GM plans 10 weeks of downtime at pickup plants

12:34 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2013
GM, which saw pickup inventories rise 24 percent last month, will take out 10 weeks of truck production as it prepares to introduce a redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra in the second quarter.... Read More »

 

GM cuts Sonic, Verano output to trim stockpiles

1:50 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2012
GM has temporarily idled the Michigan plant that makes the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano, one of several factories where shifts have been canceled as the company works to reduce high inventories. Production was halted this week at GM's Lake Orion assembly plant in suburban Detroit to adjust inventory, two people with knowledge of the schedule said. The plant's roughly 1,800 workers are expected to return Jan. 2, after a scheduled holiday break next week, the sources said.... Read More »

 

JAMIE LaREAU

East Coast dealer to captives: Step up after Sandy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2012
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, an East Coast dealer wants captive finance companies to get creative to help affected dealers sell cars. Dealer Bruce Bendell would like manufacturers to create finance incentive programs for folks impacted by Sandy. He likens it to when General Motors launched its “Keep America Rolling” incentive plan after 9/11.... Read More »

 

JAMIE LaREAU

A storm, an election and Europe all might impact inventory

5:06 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2012
Peculiar times are making some otherwise-confident dealers uncertain about the future -- specifically, the impact of various world events on their future days supply of inventory.... Read More »

 

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