24 March 2019

GM North America Production (Model) : 2017-18


GM is following the local USA brand trend of abandoning car production. Light trucks are the future and they can't get back to the future quick enough.

USA: Cars still account for 24% of the total, bu that's down from 30% the year previous. Cars have drpped 28% and 22% the past two years so on the out for certain. Meanwhile, light trucks were up 1% for the comparative period. That put both years in a minus 7% situation.

USA Production – GM
Model 2018 % +/-
2017 % +/-
Chev Car 442,722 21.3% -25%
589,931 26.3% -16%
Malibu 148,726 7.2% -33% 222,201 9.9% 7%
Cruze 134,107 6.5% -14% 143,492 6.4% -32%
Camaro 55,505 2.7% -40% 92,409 4.1% -7%
Bolt 31,256 1.5% 40% 22,398 1.0% 648%
Volt 24,913 1.2% 18% 21,123 0.9% -53%
Corvette 21,137 1.0% -8% 22,973 1.0% -40%
Sonic 20,778 1.0% -56% 47,187 2.1% -7%
Impala 17,239 0.8% -5% 18,148 0.8% -59%
Cadillac Car 29,430 1.4% -44% 52,164 2.3% -36%
CTS 11,185 0.5% -43% 19,559 0.9% 13%
CT6 9,837 0.5% -14% 11,423 0.5% -66%
ATS 8,408 0.4% -60% 21,182 0.9% -31%
Buick Car 12,412 0.6% -65% 35,409 1.6% -62%
LaCrosse 12,412

35,409

Opel Car 2,081 0.1% -32% 3,049 0.1% n/a
Ampera 2,081

3,049

Total Car 497,584 24.0% -28% 680,553 30.3% -22%
Chev Truck 906,386 43.7% 2% 891,122 39.7% -3%
Sliverado 332,653 16.0% -9% 364,683 16.3% -4%
Traverse 165,820 8.0% 43% 116,265 5.2% -13%
Colorado 138,658 6.7% 7% 129,343 5.8% 7%
Tahoe 129,415 6.2% 7% 121,142 5.4% -3%
Suburban 71,118 3.4% 1% 70,518 3.1% 4%
Express 68,722 3.3% -23% 89,171 4.0% 3%
GMC Truck 480,099 23.1% 0% 479,796 21.4% 3%
Sierra 153,945 7.4% 10% 140,540 6.3% -3%
Yukon 106,766 5.1% 69% 63,100 2.8% 3%
Acadia 91,485 4.4% -42% 158,611 7.1% 2%
Yukon XL 60,910 2.9% 33% 45,960 2.0% 3%
Canyon 38,436 1.9% -9% 42,254 1.9% 25%
Savana 28,557 1.4% -3% 29,331 1.3% 13%
Cadillac Truck 132,590 6.4% -6% 141,805 6.3% 41%
XT5 66,232 3.2% -27% 90,858 4.1% 71%
Escalade 46,757 2.3% -8% 50,947 2.3% 8%
XT4 19,601 0.9% n/a -

Buick Truck 56,420 2.7% 13% 49,724 2.2% -23%
Enclave 56,420 49,724 -23%
Holden Truck 2,375 0.1% n/a -

Acadia 2,375


Total Truck 1,577,870 76.0% 1% 1,562,447 69.7% 1%
Grand Total 2,075,454
-7% 2,243,000
-7%

Canada: As you can see, cars were actually up, thanks to the arrival of the Impala. However, considering the low numbers involved not that good. With light trucks going downward the total was in negative territory.

Canada Production – GM
Model 2018 % +/-
2017 % +/-

Chev Car 40,757 12.2% n/a
-
-100%
Impala 40,757




Cadillac Car 17,344 5.2% -8% 18,845 5.4% -26%
XTS 17,344 18,845
Buick Car -
n/a 9,242 2.7% -26%
Regal
9,242
Total Car 58,101 17.4% 107% 28,087 8.1% -69%
Chev Truck 261,990 78.7% 6% 246,020 71.0% -12%
Equinox 204,644 61.5% -17% 246,020
Silverado 57,346 n/a -
GMC Truck 12,879 3.9% -82% 72,314 20.9% -38%
Sierra 12,879 n/a -
Terrain - n/a 72,314 20.9% -38%
Total Truck 274,869 82.6% -14% 318,334 91.9% -19%
Grand Total 332,970
-4% 346,421
-28%

Mexico: Car volume all but dried up here, while trucks boomed.

Mexico Production – GM
Model 2018 % +/-
2017 % +/-

Chev Car 30,519 3.7% -74%
119,027 14.5% -36%
Cruze 30,519
-17% 36,965 4.5% -40%
Aveo -
n/a 59,316 7.2% -23%
Sonic -
n/a 22,746 2.8% -52%
Chev Truck 552,496 66.4% 9% 508,172 61.8% 28%
Silverado 242,974 29.2% 10% 270,575 32.9% 2%
Equinox 177,686 21.4% 78% 99,573 12.1% n/a
Trax 130,786 15.7% 8% 121,509 14.8% 11%
City Express 1,050 0.1% 94% 16,515 2.0% -18%
GMC Truck 248,823 29.9% 28% 195,074 23.7% 47%
Terrain 127,557 15.3% 133% 54,782 6.7% n/a
Sierra 121,266 14.6% -14% 140,292 17.1% 6%
Total Truck 801,319 96.3% 14% 703,246 85.5% 31%
Grand Total 831,838
1% 822,273
14%

Summary: Cars fell from a quarter of the total to less than a fifth in one year. Light trucks are doing OK but it wasn't enough to overcome an overall decrease, albeit a modest one.

N/A Production – GM
Brand 2018 % +/-
2017 % +/-

GM Car 586,204 18.1% -29%
827,667 24.3% -28%
GM Truck 2,654,058 81.9% 3% 2,584,027 75.7% 4%
Grand Total 3,240,262
-5% 3,411,694
-6%

Please note that figures can vary slightly depending on the source.