The U.S. light-vehicle market slumped once more in June, capping a weaker second quarter as world elements shortages and delivery woes proceed to hobble output at automakers, leaving showrooms largely empty of latest automobiles and lightweight vehicles for a yr now.
Volume slid 15 % to 578,507 within the second quarter at General Motors, but it surely was sufficient for the automaker to reclaim the U.S. gross sales crown from Toyota Motor Corp.
Deliveries dropped 11 % at Chevrolet, 14 % GMC, 56 % at Buick and 6.7 % at Cadillac within the April-June interval. GM’s U.S. gross sales have now declined 4 consecutive quarters, although quantity has elevated sequentially three straight quarters and it expects to achieve market share for the third consecutive quarter.
The automaker, citing “strong” second-quarter manufacturing, mentioned it ended June with 247,839 automobiles in U.S. seller stock, together with automobiles and lightweight vehicles in transit to showrooms.
GM’s second-quarter car wholesale shipments had been negatively impacted by ongoing semiconductor shortages and different provide chain disruptions, principally in June. The firm mentioned it’s holding 95,000 automobiles assembled with out sure elements in stock till they’re accomplished, which it mentioned will happen throughout the second half of the yr.
In the primary half, GM’s U.S. gross sales dropped 18 %, although most of the firm’s most worthwhile automobiles — the Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe, and Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon — fared higher.
Toyota Motor, which overtook GM, the longtime market chief, in 2021 and once more within the first quarter, mentioned June deliveries dropped 18 % to 170,155, with second-quarter quantity falling 23 % to 531,105. June gross sales dropped 18 % on the Toyota division, the model’s eleventh straight month-to-month decline, and 15 % at Lexus, its fifth consecutive drop.
Several of the Toyota division’s high sellers posted double-digit declines in June: Camry, off 27 %; Highlander, down 34 %; and Tacoma, off 14 %.
Stellantis’ second-quarter gross sales dropped 16 %, with double-digit declines at each model however Chrysler, the place deliveries jumped surged 95 % to 36,934, behind a 143 % achieve in Pacifica quantity. Deliveries slid 11 % at Jeep and 27 % at Ram within the newest interval.
“We continue to see strong demand for our vehicles,” mentioned Jeff Kommor, head of U.S. gross sales operations at Stellantis FCA US arm. “While there are actually business provide constraints, our sellers are working exhausting to fulfill the wants of each buyer.”
June gross sales dropped 54 % at Honda Motor Co., with the Honda division down 54 %, the place automobile deliveries slumped 61 %, and Acura off 55 %. Honda model quantity has dropped 11 straight months, although the corporate continues to be benefitting from sturdy demand and a few of the lowest incentives within the business.
“With strong turn rates of up to 90 percent for core Honda and Acura products, it’s clear that success is a relative term in today’s business environment and sales volume is not the best measure of true customer demand,” Mamadou Diallo, vice chairman of auto gross sales for American Honda Motor Co., mentioned in a press release.
Second-quarter quantity skidded 39 % to 183,171 at Nissan Motor Corp., its greatest decline over the past 4 quarters, with the Nissan division down 38 % and Infiniti off 41 %.
Volume dropped 13 % at Hyundai and 4.9 % at Kia final month behind weaker automobile deliveries. It was the fourth straight month-to-month decline for each automakers, although Hyundai’s quantity — 63,091 automobiles and lightweight vehicles — set a excessive for 2022, even with retail quantity down 5.5 %.
Hyundai mentioned it completed June with 17,922 automobiles and lightweight vehicles in U.S. stock, down from 18,641 to shut May and 67,992 on the finish of June 2021.
“Our dealers are selling everything they get, and we are continuing our efforts on growing market share,” mentioned Randy Parker, senior vice chairman of nationwide gross sales at Hyundai Motor America.
In a small signal the market is getting some traction, Subaru snapped a 12-month streak of declines with June gross sales of 43,175, up 0.7 %. Mazda’s U.S. quantity skidded 54 % in June, the corporate’s third consecutive decline. At Volkswagen, second-quarter gross sales skidded 34 % to 78,281, with automobiles off 48 %.
Among different luxurious manufacturers, second-quarter quantity dropped 18 % at BMW and eight.2 % at Bentley. Porsche bounced again from a 25 % drop in first-quarter quantity with a 2.8 % achieve within the April-June interval. Genesis’ deliveries rose for the nineteenth straight month with June quantity advancing 11 % to 4,506.
Audi is anticipated to launch second-quarter gross sales outcomes later Friday. Ford Motor Co. and Volvo plan to report June deliveries on Tuesday July 5, adopted by Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar Land Rover later subsequent week. Tesla Inc. is the one automaker projected to publish increased second-quarter and first-half gross sales.
The market is anticipated to contract 7.5 % to 12 % in June, in line with forecasts from LMC Automotive. J.D. Power, Cox Automotive and TrueCar, with second-quarter deliveries projected to drop by double digits. June will mark the twelfth consecutive month of yr over yr declines, in line with J.D. Power.