For the second time in as many months, the automotive industry has posted a year-over-year decline in sales, adding further evidence that demand has plateaued after back-to-back years of record deliveries. With 1.3 million sales in February, the U.S. sales market contracted by roughly 1.1 percent. Major volume sellers Ford, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota all posted year-over-year losses of 8,600 or more.
http://247wallst.com - Ford sold 65,956 F-Series pickups in February, topping sales of General Motors's Chevy Silverado by 15,452 units. Adding in sales of the GMC Sierra, GM outsold Ford in the pickup wars by just 2,166 units. Ford pickup sales rose 8.7% year over year in February, compared with a rise of 17.1% in Silverado sales and a rise of 15.9% in Sierra sales. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.’s Ram pickup sales rose 5% year over year to 39,046 units sold in February.
http://media.gm.ca - Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers delivered 16,528 total vehicles in February, an increase of 5 percent year-over-year. GM Canada’s total sales are up 3 percent calendar year-to-date.
http://www.autonews.com - Record February results for three Chevrolet crossovers and gains for every GMC nameplate helped propel General Motors to a 4.2 percent sales increase last month.
http://wardsauto.com - In the hotly contested fullsize pickup segment, GM estimated Chevy and GMC captured more than 40% of all fullsize-pickup retail sales, with ATPs up nearly $600 per unit.
http://www.detroitnews.com - Discounts averaged about $6,996 for the Chevrolet Silverado and $5,315 for the GMC Sierra.
http://news.pickuptrucks.com - Towing a 26-foot, 9,600-pound Jayco Eagle HT fifth-wheel trailer up the twisting 8 percent grade between Paradox and Telluride, Colo., can put a strain on a pickup truck as the elevation closes in on 10,000 feet. But behind the wheel of the 2017 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali dually I recently drove, the travel trailer barely affected driving performance, requiring little more than a light touch of throttle to maintain speed.
http://www.torquenews.com - Like many large SUVs, the GMC Yukon Denali is often accused of being a mall crawler – the kind of vehicle that never does any real work while in the hands of “soccer moms” – so with the help of my wife and her champion horses, I spent a weekend putting the plush GMC SUV through the paces of a grueling horse show weekend.
http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com - First generation Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras, built between model years 1999 and 2007, are plagued with a terrible disease: their tailgate handle linkages are made of the cheapest plastic known to humankind, and as a result, thousands of these trucks drive around with gaping holes in their rear ends.
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com - The pickup is as much of a stereotypical American icon as gun ownership and throwing things away. Last year was a particularly good one for trucks, with Ford F-Series sales reaching pre-recession volume and a 10-year high and Ram recording a seventh year of growth.