The Truth About Cars » chevrolet tahoe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19:13:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » chevrolet tahoe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com GM’s Big Crossovers vs. GM’s Big SUVs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/gms-big-crossovers-vs-gms-big-suvs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/gms-big-crossovers-vs-gms-big-suvs/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:41:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=935722 General Motors has sold 189,354 copies of its big Lambda-platform crossovers in the United States this year. Combined sales of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia have risen by a scant 137 units through the first nine months of 2014. GM’s six full-size, body-on-frame, pickup-based SUVs, on the other hand, have collectively increased […]

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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe whiteGeneral Motors has sold 189,354 copies of its big Lambda-platform crossovers in the United States this year. Combined sales of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia have risen by a scant 137 units through the first nine months of 2014.

GM’s six full-size, body-on-frame, pickup-based SUVs, on the other hand, have collectively increased their U.S. volume by 22%, a gain of 32,652 sales, to 183,080 units in total.

These nine nameplates have generated 17% of GM’s 2.2 million year-to-date sales.

Examining each nameplate individually reveals multiple storylines wrapped inside the hefty numbers.

Enclave sales reached record highs in 2013, and 2014’s 1% decrease, if it holds, should still translate to the nameplate’s second-best year in the model’s eight-year history.

The Traverse hasn’t been around as long – 2014 will be its sixth full year on the market – but it’s the highest-volume Lambda product, accounting for 42% of the trio’s sales. Traverse volume has risen 6% this year to 79,560 units through nine months. Year end volume should reach a three-year high but it’s unlikely the Traverse will match its 2011 record-high levels.

GM SUV crossover sales chart 2014 Like the Enclave, the Acadia also produced best-ever sales in 2013, but 2014 sales are down 5.3%. Year end volume should top 80,000 units for the just the second time since the Acadia went on sale in late 2006.

Among the fresh-faced, truck-based SUVs in GM’s portfolio, long-wheelbase variants account for 37% of the sextuplet’s year-to-date volume. The Tahoe and Suburban are the two volume leaders, with 70,528 and 38,588 sales in 2014’s first nine months. These big SUVs aren’t quite as readily available as the big crossovers, which all possess abundant inventory. The Escalade and Escalade ESV, in particular, are rather rare, with just 25 days of supply as of the beginning of October.

So, Lambda wins the family fight? Not so fast. While through nine months the crossover trio has outsold the GMT900/K2XX family, that wasn’t the case in July and August, and they outsold the big SUVs by only 225 units in September. Third-quarter sales of the Escalade, Escalade ESV, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, and Yukon XL shot up to 72,216 units. The Acadia, Enclave, and Traverse managed 65,989 third-quarter sales.

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GM’s July 2014 SUV Strength http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/gms-july-2014-suv-strength/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/gms-july-2014-suv-strength/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:37:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=883394 U.S. sales of General Motors passenger cars slid 3.8% in July 2014. This 3348-unit loss was created in large part by the Chevrolet Cruze’s 4521-unit decline and the Impala’s 3279-unit slide, decreases which were not completely offset by smaller gains from the Malibu, Sonic, Camaro, Corvette, and Buick’s LaCrosse. Despite a 5.5% boost in July […]

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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe silverU.S. sales of General Motors passenger cars slid 3.8% in July 2014. This 3348-unit loss was created in large part by the Chevrolet Cruze’s 4521-unit decline and the Impala’s 3279-unit slide, decreases which were not completely offset by smaller gains from the Malibu, Sonic, Camaro, Corvette, and Buick’s LaCrosse.

Despite a 5.5% boost in July volume from the GMC Sierra, GM pickup truck sales slid 1.6% as Silverado volume remained level and the company lost 1907 pickup sales from nameplates which are either defunct or have not yet returned.

Yet overall GM sales grew at pace with the market’s fast 9% clip in July. How?

Commercial vans, that’s how.

Yes, really.

But only in part.

Combined sales of the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana reportedly rose 64.5% to 11,466 units, or 4.5% of GM’s volume. The Express and Savana owned 34.9% of America’s commercial van category in July 2014, up from 29.4% a year ago. (Ford is currently in a transition phase as the E-Series gets set to depart and the Transit slowly takes over.)

In truth, GM’s SUVs and crossovers played the starring role in July. Total sales from GM’s 14 utility vehicle nameplates rose 28% to 100,122 units, or 39.1% of GM’s total July volume, up from 33.4% in July 2013.

GM SUV sales chart July 2014The Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, and fleet-friendly Chevrolet Captiva Sport generated four out of every ten GM SUV/crossover sales. The Lambda-platform trio – Acadia, Enclave, Traverse – brought in another 23%. The truck-based group of six full-size SUVs produced 28% of the SUV/crossover tally, leaving another 9% for the Buick Encore and Cadillac SRX. Among these 14 nameplates, only the SRX (down 7% in July but up 16% year-to-date) and the Chevrolet Suburban (down 16% in July but up 3% YTD) recorded year-over-year declines.

Thanks to its Jeep brand, Chrysler Group/FCA is another big SUV seller. Five Jeeps, plus the Dodge Durango and Journey, generated 71,553 July sales, up 33% from a pre-Cherokee July 2013.

Ford and Lincoln combined for a 17% increase to 64,951 SUV/crossover units.

Toyota, with 11,861 Lexus LX and GX and RX sales included, reported a 61,807-unit utility vehicle July, 25% jump. American Honda sold 49,277 utility vehicles. Nissan and Infiniti, Juke included, reported 36,751 utility vehicle sales.

GM SUV car truck sales chart July 2014What of history? In July 2004, General Motors sold 136,263 SUVs from eight different brands. At that time, however, this equalled 30% of GM’s July 2004 volume. Also at that time, GM’s full-size SUVs, including the Hummer H1 and H2, accounted for 43% of the company’s overall utility vehicle sales tally.

In calendar year 2004, the second, third, and tenth-best-selling SUVs in America were GM products, TrailBlazer, Tahoe, and Envoy, respectively. Through the first seven months of 2014, GM has claimed the third (Equinox), 14th (Traverse), 15th (Terrain), and 20th (Tahoe) positions.

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GM To Unveil Next-Gen Full-Size SUVs At Texas State Fair http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/gm-to-unveil-next-gen-full-size-suvs-at-texas-state-fair/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/gm-to-unveil-next-gen-full-size-suvs-at-texas-state-fair/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:34:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498430 TTAC has learned that General Motors will unveil their next generation full-size SUVs at the Texas State Fair, which starts September 27th in Dallas. The next-generation Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban as well as the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL will be unveiled there, according to a TTAC source. The next-generation Cadillac Escalade will be revealed at an […]

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TTAC has learned that General Motors will unveil their next generation full-size SUVs at the Texas State Fair, which starts September 27th in Dallas.

The next-generation Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban as well as the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL will be unveiled there, according to a TTAC source. The next-generation Cadillac Escalade will be revealed at an unspecified later date.

 

 

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GM Adding Third Shift At Arlington Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/gm-adding-third-shift-at-arlington-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/gm-adding-third-shift-at-arlington-plant/#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:45:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450142 The Arlington, Texas plant that builds full size SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade will get a third shift, adding 800 jobs. The shift is expected to start in Q1 2013. Sales of the full-size SUVs have been steadily climbing in the post-Recession years, though volatile gas prices and the consumer shift towards […]

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The Arlington, Texas plant that builds full size SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade will get a third shift, adding 800 jobs.

The shift is expected to start in Q1 2013. Sales of the full-size SUVs have been steadily climbing in the post-Recession years, though volatile gas prices and the consumer shift towards more fuel efficient vehicles makes this move slightly puzzling – or not, in light of Bertel’s article on just how important full-size trucks and SUVs are to the general. The Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon and Yukon XL command a significant share of the large SUV market, with both the Tahoe and Suburban handily beating the third place Ford Expedition in the sales race.

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