Chevrolet Cruze Plant To Be Idled For A Week

Chevrolet Cruze Plant To Be Idled For A Week
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With sales of the Chevrolet Cruze slowing down, General Motors will idle their Lordstown, Ohio plant to help bring supply levels of the Cruze down. Dealers currently have a 73-day supply of the Cruze, higher than the industry average. GM hopes that demand will catch up with supply by closing the plant for a week…. Continue Reading...

Inventory Issues Plague Infiniti, While Nissan Continues To Increase Sales

Inventory Issues Plague Infiniti, While Nissan Continues To Increase Sales
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Nissan and Infiniti are operating at very different sales levels because of the March natural disasters that struck Japan. Nissan’s sales increased 6 percent in July over July 2010 to 77,191 cars and trucks but Infiniti’s sales slumped, declining 24 percent to 7,410. Nissan North America’s combined sales increased 3 percent to 84,601 units, which… Continue Reading...

Toyota, Nissan Preparing For Massive Shortages, Cars May Not Hit Dealers Until September

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Toyota, Nissan Preparing For Massive Shortages, Cars May Not Hit Dealers Until September
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Dealers may be in for an arduous summer as Japan’s auto parts shortage is on track to choke off new vehicle deliveries for months, with dealers potentially receiving no new vehicles until September. The best case scenario will be a resumption of production on May 9th, after Japan’s traditional holiday break. But manufacturers are still unable to… Continue Reading...

Hyundai And Kia Unaffected By Japan Quake, Production At Full Capacity

Hyundai And Kia Unaffected By Japan Quake, Production At Full Capacity
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Hyundai and Kia remain unscathed by the parts crunch that is affecting Japanese auto makers, with both companies running their United States-based plants at full capacity and overtime shifts to help meet demand at certain plants. “We’ve been fortunate,” Robert Burns, a spokesman for the Hyundai plant in Alabama, told Left Lane News. “Our parts… Continue Reading...